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    I wouldn't mind owning one of these....













  • #2
    They're not a kit car, rather professional conversions.
    The way modern bodies are attached to platforms, I don't know if the average guy could do one of these at home.

    There are at least three firms doing similar work.

    That is a 1962-style Corvette mounted on a C5 platform. IIRC, they're out of Seattle..a bunch of aerospace guys. I recall the bodies are carbon fibre...not fiberglass.
    Another group (in Ohio, IIRC) does a 1953 and the third does a 67.

    I especially like the 53 and 62...and being based on the boring body of the C5, I see no harm, no foul, with the conversions.
    Too bad they're so much money, I wouldn't mind having one.

    There is a "53" not far from here, I've seen it at car shows ansd spoken with the driver. His wife liked the looks of a 53 but they wanted something more powerful and with all the modern goodies...brakes, engines, suspension and safety features. They love it.
    Last edited by JBOYLE; 11-17-2012, 11:33 PM.
    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

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    • #3
      I snapped this one in 2010 while I was driving. Really like it.


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      They did a really nice job translating it. Looks like quality.
      KURTRUK
      (read it backwards)




      Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kurtruk View Post
        I snapped this one in 2010 while I was driving. Really like it.


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        They did a really nice job translating it. Looks like quality.
        I liked this one!

        Who makes it???
        Any contact info?

        Dean.

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        • #5
          First time I've seen a 63 coupe.
          It may be just me, but I think I like the 62 and 53 better. The windows look too small.
          63 Avanti R1 2788
          1914 Stutz Bearcat
          (George Barris replica)

          Washington State

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          • #6
            I love that split window coupe. I have seen a '63 roadster at a car show near here and it did look like a very good and well thought out automobile. The owner said what others have said here . He likes the more clasisic look but wanted the later drive train( ie. speed, handling, etc.)
            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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            • #7
              Every time I see a split window '63 I cringe thinking about one gathering dust in my wife's ex-husband's garage with junk piled on top of it. He won't even discuss it when asked what he is going to do with it.
              Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
              https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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              • #8
                I hope this helps...

                here are the C5-based 53 look cars...
                http://www.aatcars.com/commem_ed.html
                and a owner/fan site on the cars...
                www.50thcommemorative.com/

                And the 62 look cars like the one that started this thread....it also looks the firm is coming out with a 63-67 style body
                http://www.crcoachworks.com/design.phtml

                Here's an interesting bit of info from their website:
                One of the more important aspects of building a CRC is starting with a good foundation. The donor car must be a 1998 through 2004 Corvette Roadster. Body panels and interior parts should be in good condition. When choosing a donor car for the CRC, it’s best to find a car with the interior and carpet color you want. It is possible to change out interior colors, but it can be very costly. The car chassis and frame must be within factory tolerances and specifications. It must have stock dimension wheels and tires.
                A car can have some cosmetic damage and still be used for the project. If you have any questions about the condition of your donor car, please contact the shop.


                And the 67-style body..in both coupe and convertible I mentioned earlier..
                http://classic1crd.com/?page_id=10


                None of these are cheap, and you have to bring your own C5...or they'll buy one for the conversion.
                Last edited by JBOYLE; 11-21-2012, 12:16 PM.
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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                • #9
                  Maybe I missed it. How much does the 1962 style conversion cost?
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by studegary View Post
                    Maybe I missed it. How much does the 1962 style conversion cost?

                    More than we can probably afford!
                    I didn't see it, but I think it's in the $90,000 region.
                    63 Avanti R1 2788
                    1914 Stutz Bearcat
                    (George Barris replica)

                    Washington State

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                    • #11
                      there was a "53 - C5" on e-bay a couple years ago for a $69,000 BIN...
                      Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                      '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                      '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                      • #12
                        The "63" coupe and roadster are being done by Karl Kustom Corvettes out of Des Moines, Iowa
                        www.KarlKustomCorvettes.com

                        One of the principals in the company bought an original 1963 Corvette, a few years back drove it , and did not like the old technology. Hence the rebodied late model. It is very well built.

                        Bob Caser
                        mrbobinc

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