December 2008

1962 Resto-Mod

Written by  John L. Stein


This 1962 Corvette resto-mod is powered by a 5.4-liter, 300-hp, chromed-out small-block crate engine with two four-barrel Edelbrock carbs mated to a standard four-speed transmission and nine-inch Ford differential, and is cooled by a Be Cool aluminum radiator and fans.

The car features a modified Art Morrison chassis No. 2 with Corvette C4 front suspension, Air Ride Technologies triangulated four-bar rear suspension, Aldan adjustable coil-over shocks, rack-and-pinion steering, Baer four-wheel disc brakes, Foose Design wheels, and 235/45-17 front, 245/40-17 rear tires.

Built by Custom Cars of Omaha, Nebraska, and owned by Steve and Nancy Bronner, this car is represented to have an original 1962 Corvette body, with an Al Knoch custom black convertible top. The Corvette has R-M Diamont black base coat/clear coat paint applied by Gary Parks, with a red interior featuring an Ididit steering column, Vintage Air air-conditioning and heating system, Dakota Digital instrumentation, and a custom audio system.