1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Purple People Eater”
In the history of the Corvette we will find a lot of interesting and rare cars. Much is particularly impressive racing version. Chevrolet in 1953 appeared in America as a first domestic manufacturer of sports car with fiberglass body. Until then, the fans of sports car had to turn to the dealers of European brands, especially the British.
The topic of our interest today is the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Purple People Eater”. Under the hood sits a 4.6L V8 (294 hp) engine coupled with a four-speed manual transmission. The car even has a fuel-injection system. The Purple People Eater always has been wearing black interior. Further specs include heavy-duty brakes and posi-traction.The classic has got a large fuel tank and hood latch. The windshield you’re seeing is also a replacement to give sleek racing look. This lightweight sharp specimen is set for auction in in January at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.