|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).
|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. |
|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. |
|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. |
|Richmond gear six-speed manual. |
|SHIFTER ||Long, console-mounted. |
|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 |