Every classic takes patience. This 725hp 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod Coupe was a lifelong project. That’s why enthusiasts are bypassing “finding” and “building” and going straight to our showroom.
Wrapping silky aesthetics around an upgraded chassis, an upgraded cockpit, and 540 cubic inches of Merlin tri-power muscle, this coupe is all about the phrase “quintessential American classic”!
YES, 725 HORSEPOWER
This Corvette’s story is colorful. For example, the NCRS-awarded coupe was transformed into a Merlin-powered street beast for ARCA driver Jeff Buice. Naturally, race car drivers like power.
Lots of power. A polished air cleaner with a bespoke decal and reusable filter element feeds three Holley carburetors with XRP fittings and Willy’s spacers. However, beneath those pots, an aluminum intake fronts stainless-trimmed ignition, which fires spark through thick Moroso Blue Max plug wires. In addition, tt the sides of that plane, muted valve covers balance a billet oil cap on aluminum Pro Topline heads.
At the front of those heads, pliable V-belts spin a trusty Stewart water pump between modern power steering and a proven Delco Air AC compressor. However, in front of those ancillaries, a thick Be Cool radiator makes excellent use of a large puller fan. In addition, exhaust duties are handled by long Hooker Super Competition headers. Lastly, satin Black paint frames niceties like braided hoses and a custom oil pan.
725hp 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod Coupe – GOOD MADE BETTER
A Tremec 5-speed floats an SFI scatter shield in front of a 3.55-geared posi-traction rear-end. Naturally, this driveline pushes a factory suspension with Penske shocks and tubular control arms. Moreover, it has Vettel Brakes & Products torsion bars and a composite mono-leaf.
Traditional power steering leads power-assisted Delco Moraine calipers, which clinch a quartet of vented rotors. As a result, exhaust floats from the aforementioned headers into custom, large-diameter side pipes. In addition, the pipes are cleverly wrapped using factory heat shields. However, power meets the pavement through upsized alloy Rallys, which twist 255/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot Sports around polished trim rings and low-profile center caps.
725hp 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod Coupe – CORRECT MADE BETTER
That impressive scroll of components rolls in a detailed, body-off restoration. Moreover, the restoration was completed in late 2015. In addition, the correct Marlboro Maroon 2-stage seems smooth as silk over solid body panels that are straight and well-aligned. Naturally, that alignment serves as an excellent canvas for a painted Stinger Stripe.
That stripe begins at a cross-flag-branded header, which shades polished bumpers, a stainless-trimmed grille, and a custom chin spoiler. However, at the sides of that spoiler, amber marker lamps lead a sculpted profile, which seats polished door handles and ornate fender louvers between polished bowtie mirrors and painted rocker guards. Naturally, at the top of that fuselage, a correct Stinger Hood fronts fresh glass. Moreover, the glass’s caged in polished stainless and satin wipers.
And at the back of the car, a Stingray-branded deck centers a color-keyed fuel cap between polished bumpers, a polished tag frame, a modern antenna, and dual-mode taillights.
Between the doors, you’ll find a stylish Saddle interior that weaves subtle upgrades into a timeless style. In addition, in the center of the car, modern, 3-point belts cross plush leather seats finished with A82-style headrests. Moreover, in front of those mitts, a 2-tone dash hangs restored factory telemetry next to cool air conditioning and modern, direct-fit audio.
A factory shifter fronts chrome switches for the car’s power windows. However, that fully interactive handle works well with a reduced-diameter steering wheel, which spins a matching leather rim around a tilting column.
- When did corvette stop using fiberglass?
Corvette’s use of advanced materials began in 1953 when the first Corvettes were produced with all-fiberglass bodies. Every Corvette since has featured a composite-material body. Fiberglass, the lightweight, rust-proof composite material, was first considered for use on a GM vehicle by legendary designer Harley Earl.
- What year does Corvette have a 427?
The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) is the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 to 1967 model years.
- Where is the VIN number on a 1964 Corvette?
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for the 1964 Corvette is located in three places. It‘s not duplicated in three places–different parts of the VIN are in each place. The serial number and style information‘s located on a stainless steel plate welded to the body underneath the glove box.