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Chevrolet C1 Corvette 1958

Chevrolet C1 Corvette 1958

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In the 1950s, the United States was a thriving hub of automotive excellence, with a post-World War II surge that birthed big, chromed, and powerful cars. However, if you yearned for something compact, affordable, and open-top, your choices were fairly limited: either turn to European imports or consider a rather unconventional option - the Playboy car.

This brings us to the C1 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Despite its lightweight, fiberglass body and two-door roadster design, the C1 Corvette was a far cry from the performance icon it would evolve into. Beneath its distinctive clamshell hood resided a 150-horsepower 3.9-liter inline-six engine.

In 1955, at the urging of the legendary Chevrolet engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, a V-8 engine finally found its way under the Corvette's hood. Displacing 4.3 liters and generating 195 horsepower, it was initially only available with a two-speed automatic transmission. Fortunately, a three-speed manual option was introduced later in the year, marking an improvement in performance.

The three-speed manual transmission became the standard, enhancing the driving experience. In 1957, fuel injection, known as "Ramjet," was introduced, further increasing power to 283 horsepower, granting the Corvette the milestone of achieving one horsepower per cubic inch of engine displacement.


1958 Chevrolet C1 Corvette Side Profile and Vents


In 1958, the Corvette underwent a somewhat less extensive update, and it wasn't until 1962, the final year of C1 Corvette production, that it notably gained its first Chevrolet small-block V-8, a 5.3-liter powerhouse capable of producing up to 360 horsepower. This marked a significant milestone in the evolution of the Corvette and paved the way for its illustrious future.

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Matthew McCarthy

Matthew McCarthy is one of those individuals who prefers not to draw attention to themselves or their artwork. When asked, Matthew will modestly share that he has never felt the need to explain his creative process and would rather allow his artworks to convey their own message. However, he will acknowledge that his work seamlessly blends some of his greatest passions in life—history, photography, and the world of vehicular transportation.
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Our prints

To meet our high-quality standards, we rely on the best available printing technology for Fine Art Reproductions and use the industry-leading printing machines made by EPSON.

  • Fine Art Print

    310 gsm · 100% α-cellulose · genuine mould-made paper

    Fine art prints are made on Hahnemühle German Etching - a white, 100% α-cellulose paper for archival standards. The mould-made etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating German Etching meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

    Hahnemühle German Etching® FineArt media
    Clearly defined felt structure
    Museum quality for highest age resistance
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Security Hologram Sticker

  • Photo Matt

    180 gsm · matt-coated paper

    Premium heavyweight paper, produced in Japan, at the highest industry standards with very good stability of the printed images. Particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images with intense colours and uniform matt.

    Katana Photo Matt 180
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
  • Photo Print

    290 gsm · premium luster finish

    Premium heavyweight premium paper with true photographic quality, bright and intense colours, razor-sharp details on the print, extremely broad color gamut, produced in Japan. Multilayer microporous coating guarantees instant ink absorbtion, added UV protection and real water-resistance.

    Katana Premium Luster 290
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. 

Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches. 

These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.

What is your return and refund policy?

We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.

If you wish to initiate a return or exchange, please contact us via email. For more comprehensive information, please visit our dedicated Return Policy page on our website

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.