Classics Custom Shop’s 1962 Big-Block Corvette

19:57  28 july  2017
19:57  28 july  2017 Source:   hotrod.com

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First-generation Corvettes aren't a common sight at the Summer Nats, so even after a few laps around the Custom Shop ' s Copper Topless 1962 C1 we couldn't quite figure out where factory fiberglass ended and the custom work began.

First-generation Corvettes aren’t a common sight at the Summer Nats, so even after a few laps around the Custom Shop ’ s Copper Topless 1962 C1 we couldn’t quite figure out where factory fiberglass ended and the custom work began. Initially we were struck by the big - block Chevy that was

First-generation Corvettes aren't a common sight at the Summer Nats, so even after a few laps around the Custom Shop's Copper Topless 1962 C1 we couldn't quite figure out where factory fiberglass ended and the custom work began.

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Custom Shop ’ s 1962 Big - Block Corvette . First-generation Corvettes aren’t a common sight at the Summer Nats. We ran across Custom Shop ’ s 1962 Big - Block Corvette Speedster.

Custom Shop ’ s 1962 Big - Block Corvette . First-generation Corvettes aren’t a common sight at the Summer Nats. We ran across Custom Shop ’ s 1962 Big - Block Corvette Speedster.

  Custom Shop’s 1962 Big-Block Corvette © Hot Rod Network Staff

Initially we were struck by the big-block Chevy that was shoehorned into the car's compact engine bay. As if a 596ci V8 weren't enough, it's force-fed with a Vortech supercharger to the tune of 1,048hp. John Wargo is in Bowling Green representing The Custom Shop, which is outside of Chicago, and he walked us through some of the modifications we'd missed.

  Custom Shop’s 1962 Big-Block Corvette © Hot Rod Network Staff

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There was a time when a split-window 1963 Corvette was the least desirable .
How times have changed.

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