This split-window pro-tourer is a world-class custom that features a potent drivetrain, a modern suspension and many well-executed details that make it the perfect combination of show and go.
The split-window’s top-notch restoration is built around a stout, 6.2 liter LSA V8 that utilizes an internally polished Lingenfelter supercharger to twist 556 horsepower into 551 lb./ft. of torque Behind that mill, a Centerforce dual-disc clutch kicks a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed, which turns a fifth-generation Camaro differential that’s finished with 3.42 gears. That driveline is an integral part of a custom-fabricated chassis, built from 2×4 boxed tubing, which hangs QA-1 coli-overs and Speedway Engineering sway bars inside a sixth-generation Corvette Z06 suspension.
Quick stops are a cinch thanks to sixth-generation Corvette Z06 calipers, which squeeze four drilled rotors. Pop the lightweight doors and you’ll find shortened sixth-generation Corvette buckets that sport custom leather hides. A leather-wrapped dash hangs custom-seated Auto Meter telemetry and colorful Dual audio above custom-integrated Vintage Air climate control. And in front of the driver, a D-shaped Billet Specialties wheel laps a tilting Flaming River column. Behind the passengers, a big Kicker amp jolts a big Kicker sub and dual Kenwood speakers. The sixth-generation Corvette theme continues with chromed Z06 wheels throwing torque through two 275/35ZR18 Nitto Invos and two 325/30ZR19 Nitto Invos.
This rebuild’s smooth and solid body hides gauged panel gaps under glossy PPG Fisker Silver tri-stage. That display opens with tucked bumpers, which reflect a stainless grille and bullet-style parking lamps. At the sides of the hood hangs familiar bowtie mirrors between shaved fenders, rowdy side-pipes and traditional door handles. And at the back of that profile, a subtle fuel filler rides a shaved deck, which shades a chrome tag frame, monochromatic taillights and two more tucked bumpers.
The second-generation Corvette might just be one of the best cars ever created, and this rebuild takes the car one step further.