TDT Inspects Triple Crown Award Recipient 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in St Louis, Mo


The Call

We received a call from a gentleman on the East Coast seeking our inspection services for a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in St. Louis. He was transparent about the car’s advertised #1 near-excellent condition with an older restoration. The vehicle had garnered “multiple awards” from the NCRS, possibly including a Triple Crown Award. He provided proof of the awards and restoration but wanted an independent assessment due to the restoration’s age. Upon further research, the car indeed boasted an impressive track record, including a Triple Crown Award, Gold Spinner Award, Bloomington Gold Certificate, Top Flight Award, Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, and Performance Verification Award from the NCRS.

The Chevrolet Corvette Inspection

While what we see is a lot of beauty and art within the design of this car we do see a bit of an older restoration showing through the paint and trim but the interior is near flawless and the vehicle runs incredibly smooth. However, with the correct markings, history of the vehicle and true solidness of the undercarriage I believe this vehicle will continue to bring in awards for many of years ~ Steven Paul, Owner of TDT.

The Big Deal

Why does inspecting another award-winning Corvette matter to us? Why am I sharing this story? Our client chose TDT over other classic car inspectors, including the local Corvette Club, due to our online reputation and thorough inspection reports. He wanted someone who would meticulously examine every detail to ensure an informed purchase decision. What’s gratifying is that our client typically brings a Corvette expert along for inspections, but opted for TDT instead. We value his trust in us.

Thanks To…

Obviously we thank our client for choosing TDT and for allowing us to inspect such a unique example of Corvette for them based on our reputation. We would also like to send special thanks to Daniel Schmitt, John Sherman and the guys in the shop for making the car available for inspection and working with the short time frame to ensure we could get it inspected quickly before the weather hit.