1962 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod Project - Insane Build of the C1-RS Corvette


This Corvette was purchased by the Roadster Shop as a development mule to design a new chassis for first-gen Corvettes. It was completely disassembled and mocked up at the desired ride height on a chassis table.

The planned build began as a good-looking ’62 Corvette but with modern handling and braking provided by the new chassis and LS-series drive-train. As Barry, Phil, and Jeremy discussed the build, the ideas began to snowball into something much more elaborate-something akin to a GM-built concept car of a modern ’62 Corvette infused with Europeanesque supercar-style touches. Rather than a vintage car going modern, it would look like a modern car with retro styling.

-C1-RS Chevrolet Corvette Specs:
LS7 engine producing 640 HP
Tremec T56 Bowler 6-speed
9" Ford posi rear end
Roadster Shop custom C1 chassis
Kinsler Cross Ram fuel injection
Brembo 14" vented rotors, 6 piston calipers
One-off 20" and 19" Forgeline 3 piece wheels
Michelin Pilot Sport tires
Custom built aluminum dash, console and grill surround
Every panel has been modified for new design
All carbon fiber parts are one-off
Custom European inspired leather interior

Build performed by:
Roadster Shop
28775 N. Rte 83
Mundelein, IL 60060

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