1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Show Quality First Gen
1954 Chevrolet Corvette -
Top Class Show Quality Restoration/Build - Red Cherry Metallic Paint - LS3 6.2L V8 w/Tremec 5-Speed - Dana Rear End - Street Shop Frame - Vintage Air
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This is a true '54 Corvette roadster taken to the next level over a 3 year period. Our client acquired the car as nothing but a pile of parts and pieces approximately 5 years ago, and with a vision of what the end product should look like, he worked with a local shop to make it come to fruition. Built with high standards, every inch of this car was checked over, and the final product is just amazing! It truly looks like a work of art as it sits in our showroom.
Candy Apple Red paint covers all the curves of this '54. The depth of the paint really shows in direct light and the metallic flake makes it look like a million bucks. The classic shape of the '54 Vette has been left unchanged from when the car rolled off the assembly line. The original and re-chromed chrome accents are in place and in beautiful condition. Anything less than new chrome just wouldn't look right next to the jaw dropping Candy Apple Red paint.
A look into the interior of this roadster reveals an excellent finish, and quality materials.
Al Knoch interior pieces were used for the seats, leather trim, and carpeting. Autometer auxiliary gauges and tachometer sit in the white painted dashboard, while the original speedometer was adapted to work with the 12 volt system. Modern components that have been neatly integrated are a Kenwood stereo, Rockford Fosgate speakers, Vintage Air air conditioning, and a Flaming River steering column. The trunk is finished with the same top of the line materials, and excellent fit and finish as the interior.
A Corvette LS3 crate engine mated to a Tremec 5-speed, and a Dana 4.11 rear end put a little more pep in this Vette's step than the original Inline-6. The engine sits in a very clean engine bay which features a number of billet aluminum, polished aluminum, and Candy Apple Red painted components. To bring this awesome car to a stationary position, a complete set of Wilwood drilled and slotted performance brakes consist of 13” rotors in the front with 6 piston calipers and 4 piston calipers in the rear. Polymatrix brake pads were installed in the red powder coated calipers. A Master Power dual stage master cylinder and Lokar parking brake kit are other components of the braking system to note.
The body sits on a custom frame, which is an important piece of the puzzle on this car. Built by Street Shop Inc of Athens Alabama, the frame features newer Corvette independent suspension, power steering, and the aforementioned disc brakes. A look at the underside of the car shows a QA1 coilover suspension, aluminum axles, balanced aluminum driveshaft, and aftermarket sway bars. A stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust snakes its way around the frame, and helps make sure you hear the sound of the LS3. At idle or full tilt, it sounds amazing! Rolling stock consists of American RacingTorq Thrust II wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot tires.
Iconic styling meets modern comforts and driving characteristics in this awesome classic Vette. Our client's vision paired with a plethora of nice parts, and the work of highly experienced technicians have made this project into a work of automotive art. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.