Data File '62 Corvette
Built by Street Rod Concepts, Clute, Texas.
Build time: Approximately two years.
Owned-and currently offered for sale-by Loria Select Motors, Fern Park, Florida,(407/834-6100, www.loriaselectmotors.com).
BODY
Restored/modified '62 Corvette body (rear quarter panels, rear valence and front
fenders replaced, scoop added to stock hood, exhaust openings added
aft of doors, fiberglass rear wheeltubs fabricated for rear wheel/tire clearance).
Hood, decklid, and tonneau cover operated by hydraulic/electric system
designed and built by Street Rod Concepts. No latches used on hood,
decklid, or tonneau cover.
Paint DuPont Ultra Premiere Torch Red.
CHASSIS
Original ’77 Corvette frame and chassis.
FRAME Art Morrison frame (replaced stock frame).
FRONT SUSPENSION Heidt’s Super Ride independent front suspension(Mustang II-style) with disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering.
REAR SUSPENSION Heidt’s independent rear suspension with inboard mounted disc brakes and Posi-traction differential (3.70:1 rear gears).
WHEELS American Racing Torq-Thrust D, 18x81¼2 inches front, 20x10 inches rear.
TIRES BFGoodrich g-Force, 245-45R18 front, 265-45R20 rear.
ENGINE
Merlin small-block Chevrolet V-8.
DISPLACEMENT 427 ci (7.0 liters).
HEADS Merlin aluminum Motown heads.
CRANKSHAFT Eagle 4340 steel crankshaft.
PISTONS Wiseco pistons, Polydyne-coated.
INDUCTION SYSTEM Hilborn electronic fuel injection (injector stacks made to look like ‘60s-vintage Hilborn mechanical fuel injection).
IGNITION MSD electronic ignition system with 6AL box.
RADIATOR Custom made by American Fabricating Company
EXHAUSTS Custom fabricated, Jet Hot-coated.
TRANSMISSION
Richmond gear six-speed manual.
SHIFTER Long, console-mounted.
INTERIOR
SEATS Stock '62 Corvette seats with extra foam padding and red leather seat covers, upholstered by Rivera Services, Kemah, Texas. Seat heaters added by Street Rod Concepts.
DOOR PANELS Custom fiberglass pieces, fabricated by Rivera Services.
CONSOLE Custom fabricated by Street Rod Concepts (includes stereohead unit, Vintage Air HVAC control unit, and cove-shapedA/C outlets).
DASH Stock '62 dash with one-off Classic Industries gauges in stock openings.
SOUND SYSTEM Custom designed with Alpine CDA-988 AM/FM/CD head unit, plus custom-fabricated speakers