1958 Corvette Convertible Hardtop, radio delete, 283-290 hp, (fuelie), 4 speed, the "Chitwood Thrill Show Corvette" was ordered new by legendary Joie Chitwood of "Thrill Show" fame and was built in January 1958. This matching numbers historic Corvette has less than 19,000 original miles. After undergoing a professional nut and bolt restoration the story of the Chitwood Corvette was a featured cover story in Corvette Fever magazine. NCRS American Heritage award sign-off in April 2015. These type restorations normally cost between $80,000.00 to $125,000.00. Joie Chitwood started his racing career in Winfield, Kansas, twice winning the AAA East Coast Sprint car championship and winning the CSRA title in 1942. He competed at the Indianapolis 500 seven times, finishing fifth on three different occasions and he was the first man ever to wear a safety belt at the Indy 500. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, rebound straps, seat belts, T-10 transmission, 4:11 posi rear end, shifter, air cleaner, generator, hoses, hose clamps, valve covers, F.I. unit, F.I. fuel filter, guide Y-50 mirror, washboard hood, trunk irons, owners manual, sales brochure, and T-3 headlights. Substantial documentation is included with this vehicle, including original Joie Chitwood promotional materials, video footage of Chitwoods Thrill Show, owner history, the original 1958 registration signed by Joie Chitwood and all registrations thereafter. Click here to read more about Joie Chitwood and this Corvette and/or Click here to watch the 10-minute GM promotional film Joie Chitwood's "Thrill Driver's Choice". This is a beautiful, historic, and highly documented vehicle that has been professionally maintained and displayed in climate controlled conditions.