This Custom 1962 Corvette is in a Class if its Own
This heavily modified first-generation Corvette is quite the draw on the streets.
Where do you start when it comes to a custom Corvette like this?
The initial thought is, dig right in and discuss some of the design details on this insane ‘62 ‘Vette. But for some reason, its purpose seems like a more fitting place to begin, as Super Chevy reports.
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Some Corvette Forum readers may already be familiar with the car. If so, then you probably know it was built by the guys at Custom Shop. It serves as a showcase, displaying their skills to anyone who might be interested in a having a unique classic of their own. Frankly, we’re impressed.
The Custom Shop started with chopping the Corvette’s glass three inches and adding custom pillars. The body was also widened three inches in the rear, giving it a more menacing road presence.
The paint color is known as Mango Tango and the bumpers are finished in a satin silver.
Under the hood, a 596ci big-block Chevy with a VortecSupercharger cranks out 1,048 horsepower. Some of the more subtle details include C6 Corvette door handles, coves in the quarter panels, and brake ducts that are as functional as they are beautiful.
This wild ’62 rides on TSW wheels mounted to a C5 Corvette suspension in the front and C4 in the rear. The Custom Shop has also eliminated the fender trim on the C1 while crafting new peaks right into the body of the car.
Some of the more modern features include a Sony audio system and unique sideview cameras, which make it quite the show car even if restomods aren’t really your thing.
Check out more photos of the custom mod here.