1959 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Street Racer


1959 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Street Racer

Big Brake Street Racer
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100

Triple Black, Retro-Cool, 1959 Corvette, Big Brake "Street Racer". This frame-off restored retro "Street Racer" was professionally built by restoration shop owner as his prize possession. It is triple black: black paint and cove, black interior and reconditioned black hardtop. It was frame off restored with no expense spared. Show quality tuxedo black paint professionally sprayed over a very well preserved fiberglass body with original bonding strips intact, new bumpers front and back, new door post, windshield post and and windshield, new door handles and emblems front and back. This radical roadster was built with performance in mind, the entire drive line was rebuilt front to back. The original 283/230hp engine was bored out and rebuilt to 300hp mated to a new 5-speed Tremec manual transmission, a positraction rear end with 355 gears, new wiring harness, new brakes, new fuel system, new radiator, new rebuilt suspension, original magneto style distributor, new ignition shielding, correct Corvette script valve covers, air cleaner and new heavy duty Flomaster exhaust for that muscle car sound. Gorgeous black (mostly new) interior including new seat covers, new seat foam, new dash pad, new deluxe door panels with new stainless trim, new black Daytona carpet, new restored dash and gauges and heavy duty tall shifter replacing the original smaller shifter. Like many high performance cars, this is a radio, heater and soft top delete car. The American Street Dream is rolling on freshly painted rims, dog dish hub caps, 630 bias ply tires on the front and oversize cheater slicks on the back.  


  • Tuxedo Black paint and black coves
  • Original California body and frame
  • Reconditioned black hard top
  • Re-chromed bumpers front and back
  • New windshield and door posts
  • New windshield
  • Dog Dish hubcaps
  • Oversize cheater slicks on the back


  • New black interior
  • New seat foam and covers
  • New Daytona carpet
  • New deluxe door panel and stainless
  • New restored gauges
  • Heavy duty tall shifter


  • Big Brake "Street Racer"
  • Restored mechanical driveline front to back
  • Radio and heater delete car
  • 283/230 HP engine rebuilt to 300 HP
  • New Tremec 5 speed transmission
  • 3.55 rear end
  • Restored mechanical driveline
  • New wiring harness
  • New rebuilt big brake system
  • New fuel system
  • New cooling system including radiator
  • New rebuilt suspension


  • Frame off restored lots of new parts
  • Heavy duty Flowmaster exhaust

American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa.  American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers. 
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Showroom 515-245-9100

8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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