9.670 Corvettes were built in 1959. All of them were Convertibles.
The Vehicle Identification Numbers, VIN were J59S100001 through J59S109670

Type Basic 469 469C 579 579D
Cubic Inch 283 283 283 283  
HP @ RPM 230 245 270 250 290
Torque  RPM 300 300 285 305 290
Comp. Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bore / Stroke N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Carburator 1x4 bbl 2x4 bbl 2x4 bbl Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
In Manifold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Valve Lifters N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exhaust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oil Capacity2 4 Qt 4 Qt 4 Qt 4 Qt 4 Qt
Spark Plugs N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2. Add 1 Qt if you put a new oil filter.

3756519 All
3737739 All - Early production

3748770 All - Early production - Staggered Valve Cover Holes
3755550 All - Early production - Staggered Valve Cover Holes
3767465 All - Late production

283 Cubic Inch Engine CODE
230 HP - Manual transmission CQ
250 HP - Manual transmission CR
290 HP - Manual transmission CS
245 HP - Manual transmission CT
270 HP - Manual transmission CU
230 HP - Automatic transmission DG
250 HP - Automatic transmission DH
245 HP - Automatic transmission DJ

Ratio and Type CODE
3.55 NIY
3.70 Positraction optional NIY
4.11 Positraction NIY
4.56 Positraction NIY

Color CODE
Tuxedo Black w Blue interior --
Classic Cream w Turquoise interior --
Frost Blue --
Crown Sapphire --
Roman Red w Red interior --
Snowcrest White w Black interior --
Inca Silver --

Tommy Ledberg