Most would consider this ultra-rare RPO 684 “big brake”, heavy duty suspension, fuel-injected 1959 convertible the Holy Grail of first generation Corvettes. One of only 142 produced and possibly the only one built in Tuxedo Black with Red interior trim. This 1959 corvette has had a complete professional no-expense-spared body-off restoration by a foremost Corvette facility, resulting in the coveted Bloomington Gold award. The car is documented with judging sheets and complete owner history dating back to March 3, 1959 when John Singleton Cooper took delivery of this brand new Corvette from Ourisman Chevrolet in Washington, DC. The complete matching numbers driveline comprises a 283/290 HP fuel-injected engine, T10 4-speed transmission and a Positraction rear axle. When ordered new, performance was the only thing in mind and no creature comfort options were installed on this hardtop-only, radio-and-heater delete, purpose-built Corvette. The 15×5.5-inch steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps immediately let one know this isn’t your normal run-of-the-mill Corvette.