With the creative influences of such incredible engineering talents as Edward Cole, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell behind it, the C1 Corvette had emerged as an American classic, but one that was ready to undergo a transformation into something completely new and exciting. The 1962 model year represents the end of an era for the Chevrolet Corvette. Over the course of ten years, the Corvette had evolved from Harley Earl’s conceptual two-seat sports car – a car that was initially plagued with design and performance deficiencies – into a vehicle that rivaled sports cars around the world with an unabashed reputation for performance and fun.
Our consignor states this car had undergone full on, no expense spared restification on a virgin never hit 1962 Corvette, which as you can see right away it is well done. With the build done in 2002 many custom 1 off parts were created as the mass produced restomod aftermarket wasn’t up to speed yet. Full attention to detail was paid in every nook and cranny and over 10,000 trouble free miles have been logged on this Magnuson supercharged LS1 powered Vette. This amazing restoration has just 19,353 miles since completion. A multiple 1st place winner at the 2003 Corvettes at Carlisle (50th Anniversary Show), and Wheels In Motion, this ‘Vette rides on a Paul Newman Car Creations chassis with C4 suspension and the supple leather interior is just body hugging bliss. With a classic like this handsome restomod, standing out is guaranteed to be a nonissue.