The 56 and 57 incarnation of the Corvette marked the transition into the premier sports car it is today. What started as a fun fiberglass convertible became a performance roadster. The design hit a sweet spot, with the introduction of the side coves and the perfect amount of embellishment.
This resto-modification is starting with a very tired 1957 Corvette donor car. The choice was made to go down the resto-mod path with a car that started with rather pedestrian factory options. This path allows the introduction of a high performance engine and transmission, an after market chassis with modern geometry and suspension, while keeping the style of a classic design. The goal at the end of this evolution is a car that runs like a brand new Vette with the gorgeous lines of an American classic.
Engine: LS376, 4.065" bore x 3.622" stroke, 376 ci (6.2 L) displacement, 10.7 to 1 compression. The aluminum block and heads engine puts out 495 hp, and 473 ft-lbs.
Transmission/Transfer Case: SuperMatic 4L70-E, 4 speed automatic, 3.06, 1.62, 1.00, 0.70 gearing.
Dimensions and Capacities: 102" wheelbase by 57"/59” tread. 168” overall length, 70.5” width, 51.1" height, 2985 lbs curb weight.
Chassis/Suspension: Art Morrison, independent front and rear suspension, C-7 sourced front end suspension
Paint and Interior: PPG paint, custom color TBD, All metal work powder coated. Frame powder coated Solar Bronze.
More specs to follow.