ART MORRISON, FRESH RESTO, LS3 6.2L V8, 4L65E AUTO, A/C, PWR STEER/BRAKE, CLEAN!
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|Engine:||LS3 6.2L V8|
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod
You're looking at a car that has no equal. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette is the kind of restomod that takes the ionic style and adds everything you could want. So while you're enjoying the performance of a modern LS3 V8, fully upgraded suspension, and the comfort of leather-clad A/C interior, you'll also be winning awards in a unique build that has been customized over every inch.
With a restoration finished in 2016, and less than 340 miles on it since then, this car doesn't try for a moment to hide its uniqueness. The bright, bold silver has the kind of premium shine that looks like it was borrowed from the modern Mercedes palette. The slick finish goes nicely with the custom appearance that streamlines the design with expertly removed trim on the front, sides, and even door handles. This final-year first-generation Corvette was the right place for this speedy makeover. After all, the body retains the iconic design lines that made the Corvette America's sports car, but the car evolved with a less fussy front end, sporty duck tail rear, and a wide grille that looks like it wants to inhale lesser sports cars. Like any good '60s machine there was plenty of bright work. Everything from the intricate form-fitting split bumpers, to the delicate trim that runs the full-length of the front fender it all has the mirror-like quality of serious investment. While those all tell you this is a great classic, the modern Schott wheels (with an aggressive 17/18-inch front/rear stagger) are a great clue to all the upgrades beneath the skin.
While the black folding soft top looks nice against the silver, there's just something special about the combination of silver and red. So we know this one will get your heart racing every time you approach it with the top down. When you pop the remote door openers, it reveals the full passion-colored interior. This has all the right look for the classic C1, but you'll notice the richer leather of the seats, the gloss paint across the lower dash, and the thicket pile of the carpeting. So it's exactly what you want in a restomod a vintage feeling with a finer execution. And more than just look fantastic, there are plenty of great modern upgrades like the retrosound AM/FM/iPod stereo, full Dakota Digital VLC gauge package, and Billet Specialties wheel (yes, those are paddle shifters!) Best of all, there's ice-cold modern R134a air conditioning, so you can stay cool while looking cool with the top down all summer long.
Everywhere you park, you won't be able to resist lifting the hood and showing off this exceptional engine bay. With the smooth painted firewall and every inch stuffed modern LS3 power, it's the perfect mix of style and substance. So besides just looking great, you're going to love driving this one. The 6.2-liter fuel-injected power plant is a GM performance crate motor that makes 430 hp right out of the box. It even includes a performance air grabber and ceramic-coated long tube headers. Handling all this extra power is GM's 4L65E four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. Not only is that the same unit you would get if you ordered a 2013 LS3 Grand Sport with an automatic, but also you can still take full control over this powerful V8 thanks to the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Out on the road, this handles like no C1 that you know. The Art Morrison GT sport chassis adds a level of stiffness these Corvette never had. Plus, the JRI double adjustable coilovers and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes give this first-generation car some very modern moves. And you might want to take some real time to look over all of this in the undercarriage photos, because there was a TON of $$$$$ getting this performance suspension polished and ready for prime time.
There is a different caliber of custom car, and it's the kind you can put a mirror under at any show. This is obviously that kind of upper-echelon machine. In fact, it already has received "Coolest Corvette" from Goodguys. You even get a photo file, receipts, and title paperwork to document how something this detail-oriented was built so right. It usually takes a lifetime to get a car looking like this, but if you're lucky enough, the ultimate Corvette could be yours today. Call now!