The Corvette is
definitely my favorite car,
both past and
present. My first Corvette was a 1985, which, quite frankly, was not a
car. In 1987, I replaced the '85 with a "Candy Apple Red" convertible
that is a great car, which I still drive on a regular
I always wanted a vintage Corvette, and in fact,
purchased a 1958 a couple of years ago. The problem is,
"have you ever driven one of these cars?" Someone told me that much
of the suspension on the early C-1 Corvette was based on a 1954
sedan. I don't know if that is true,
but C-1’s certainly drive like a 1950’s
especially if you put original style tires on the car. Remember this car does not
have power steering and a standard 17-inch steering wheel is not much
The combination of the
"drivability" of the C-4 ('85-'96) and the vintage look of a 1958,
'59, and '60 seemed like a natural concept. Also, the idea of building
Corvette that would be a true performance challenge to a
Ford Cobra seemed like an interesting undertaking.
So, what started out as a "one car
now grown to multiple cars spanning the years 1958-1960.
Fortunately, I have other businesses that made this "craziness"
possible, including a custom fiberglass shop, an injection molding
with a complete tool building physicality, a metal fabrication business
complete with brake presses, shears, and turret presses. I also have business connections in Asia.
Today, I am able to produce a complete
body, less the doors, which are available on the open market for a
price. I can produce a custom steel frame that allows easy bolt on of
suspension parts, engine, and transmission. I
can also produce many of the steel or aluminum
In the future, I should be able to
produce all stainless
steel and chrome exterior parts, from bumper to bumper. I hope to be
produce inexpensive chromed plastic front and rear trim parts, i.e.
head light bezels, etc. like the parts used on current cars.
For now, the aim is to produce a car that to the
eye resembles an early Corvette. The future hopefully will include a
that will achieve outstanding performance that will
both current and past "Super Cars."
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