Original vintage parts were used wherever possible for this
Resto-Mod Corvette's build along with some late-model Corvette
components. This car is suitable for daily driving with great
handling, braking and reliable performance, while retaining the
classic appearance of the C1 Corvette. The build began with a
desire to use a 1959 Corvette that was not practical to restore for
NCRS judging, so a donor car was located. It was missing the front
part of the body as well as many of the component and body pieces
that the builders planned to replace anyway. It did include doors,
trunk lid, hood and convertible storage cover. A one-piece front
body clip was purchased from Corvette Images along with rocker
panels, package tray and a spare tire filler panel. After an
extensive search, a 5.7-liter V8 LS6 Corvette engine was located
and installed. An Art Morrison (AME) GT-Sport chassis was ordered
for the C1 body, which uses the C6/C7 aluminum front suspension,
power rack & pinion steering, triangulated 4-link rear suspension,
9-inch Strange housing with 31-spline axles and stainless CNC bent
brake lines. A set of Billet Specialties GTO 7x17 wheels were
selected because of their likeness to late-model Z06 wheels. The
wheel and tire size is the maximum allowed without modifying the
convertible top storage area, which would prevent the installation
of an original top. The transmission is a TREMEC TKO 600 5-speed
manual that sends power through a Strange differential with 4.11
gears, posi-traction and an aluminum driveshaft. The disc brakes
include C5 calipers on the front and C5/C6 calipers on the rear.
The interior is Al Knoch and features a set of AOK seats in a '59
vinyl pattern and adjustable back cushions. The new RTX analog
gauges from Dakota Digital were installed and function correctly.
Additionally, a lot of work and painstaking detail went into
installing the custom exhaust system, which is made with mandrel
bent stainless tubing and exits through the bumpers just like the
original. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT #1419.1**
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