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  • Yes - They're great, wish I could afford 1!

    84 80.00%
  • Who cares...

    5 4.76%
  • No - I'm a purist, quit trashing Corvette's!

    16 15.24%
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    It sounds so simple: Take a less-than-perfect vintage Corvette; add later- generation power, chassis, and cabin features; finish in an eye-catching color; and then drive vigorously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren s View Post
    They look pretty cool, and its nice to know if you got it at a BJ auction - the same paid shills that bid the prices up when you bought the the car will be there next year when you sell it.
    Really liked your home page good info on the C4 tricks. Thanks Ron G.

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    As a former Corvette restorer, one would expect that when John Kundrot ran across a basket case Tuxedo black '64 fuelie roadster at the Carlisle swap meet, the only thing on his mind would be bringing it back to its former glory. That's just not the case; John didn't want anything to do with original anymore. "They are what they are," John said, "they don't stop, they don't handle, they're just pretty cars." Over the past seven years John has endeavored to use his knowledge of all things Corvette to mix the best bits of various generations together to make his '64 an all-around performer. Starting with an SR3 chassis, John used a C5 front suspension and a C4 rear suspension to create the balanced handling he was looking for. The brakes are C5 and C4, front and rear respectively, and, of course, the engine is a modified LS1 from a C5 Vette. Often late-model wheels don't quite work on early cars due to the design differences, but we're surprised how perfect the C5 Z06 Vette wheels look on a midyear. Apparently John's formula is spot-on because the '64 flat-out works well. John not only autocrosses it regularly, he also does road course work and drag racing, typically driving to and from the events as well while clocking 28 mpg in comfort of cruise control, A/C, and XM radio.

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    Dwayne,

    Thanks very much for finding these phenomenal Vettes!

    I enjoy every one you post.

    An attendee at all the CruiseFests including the one which never happened.


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    After seeing these works I am growing fond of the resto mods. These pics are beautiful though I probably wouldn't choose to do it myself I think there are some well engineered rides out there!

    Thanks for the pics.....Ron G..

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    I love original corvettes and wouldn't hack one up. However: at the point a nut and bolt restoration is done the car isn't "original" anymore. I'd much rather see a car that is kept looking pretty stock with updated suspension, brakes, wheels (tastefully done), and engine / tranny that can truly be driven in today's traffic. There won't be another generation of Corvette fans if they all stay hidden in garages because they are too scary to drive.

    Anyone who hasn't driven an older 'vette recently should try to. I'll never forget going with my brother in his '78 Pace Car down the highway a few years back. It sounded like the engine was going to blow through the hood barely going 70 MPH. Manufacturers didn't plan on 70 MPH speed limits back then (remember double nickel 55 MPH everywhere?). And not only did it not go fast very well but the brakes were worse.

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    Fred Garvin loves Corvettes. In fact, he currently owns seven complete models spanning four generations from a 1963 Split Window Sting Ray to a 2004 LS6 Z06.

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