Belt from the Lone Star State of Texas has been in love with Corvettes
since his older sister brought one home when he was fourteen years old.
Steve knew he wanted a Corvette from the first time he saw one. However
like most obsessions it took quite a while for Steve to attain his
Steve bought his first Corvette, a Daytona Sunset
Orange Convertible C6 in 2006. His next Vette was a new 2008 C6 Z06,
then came a new 2014 C7 Z51 Stingray, a 2015 C7 Z06 , and a 2019 C7
ZR-1, s/n 88,which he picked up at the museum in 2018.
realized that while the new Vettes were all incredible, he would like
to have a chrome bumper C3. He began his hunt for the perfect C3
project car. He finally found a car that would suite his needs.
The car was a 71 coupe that had been started on as a project car by a
father/son. They ran out of money and were forced to stop the project.
The C3's3's body was nearly complete but the mechanical end of the C3
needed a fair amount of work.
project took Steve an additional two and a half years to complete. The
extensive rebuild included a rebuilt engine, drive train, suspension,
brakes, exhaust, wheels/tires, electrical, interior, ac/heat, sound
system, .and anything else that you could possible think of. The
project has been a never ending story. Most of the car is
complete but according to Steve the car is still not finished. As you
know most project cars are never really finished. Steve has reconciled
himself to the unending nature of resto-modding a car but still manages
to enjoy driving this work of art. The C3 is no stranger to the
streets and local car shows.to car shows.
s 6'7" body actually fits in his C3. He removed the acoustic/insulation
panel under the driver's side T-Top and installed an automatic since
there is no room for him to use the clutch.. Other than that, he tells
us that he can fit it in well enough to enjoy the ride.
1971 Corvette Stingray Restomod. Engine Displacement 454 bored .030 to 461 CI Compression: 9.98:1 CompCam Magnum 280HR Speed Pro H426CP 30 Hypereutectic Dome Pistons Eagle SIR Forged rods 5140 steel I-Beam Eagle Forged Steel Crankshaft and Harmonic Balancer Pioneer Automotive DA-4541-HD Milodon 30951 Oil Pan Edelbrock Performer Heads RPM High Compression Oval Port Aluminum Comp Cams Endure-X solid roller lifters w/link bars Comp Cams Magnum Pushrods 7154-16 (8.28"/9.25") : Edelbrock Torker II Single Plane Intake Manifold FiTech Go EFI 4 Power Adder : MSD distributor Pro-Billet w/Locked Out Timing for EFI Timing Control Be Cool Radiator, Dual X" Electric Fans,Edelbrock EFI Fan Controller Eddie Motorsports S-Drive Show Polished Serpentine Pulley Kit MS107-50B 700R4 Transmission,Monster SS Mega Monster Corvette Torque Converter: Monster 2500rpm Stall Speed electronic lockup 3.55:1 Rear Gear Ratio Global West Tubular Upper Control Arms QA1 Coil Over Adjustable Shocks - Front QA1 Stocker Star Fully Adjustable Shocks - Rear Composite Rear Mono Spring Ridler 695 Chrome Wheels 18x8.5 Front, 18x9.5 Rear Continental Extreme Contact DS 245/40R18 Front, 285/40R18 Rear Wilwood slotted/drilled rotors and 4 piston red calipers
Interior Dakota Digital VFD3 Main and Center Stack Gauge System with Gear Position Sensor.Vintage Air and Heat.Leather Seats Alpine Receiver, Kicker Speakers Front/Rear, and Kenwood Powered Sub Body 4" rear and 3" Front fender flares.Pop up headlights removed/glassed in with LED lights under bumper.Sequential LED Tail Lights Lemans Style Fuel Filler Cap Paint BMW A31 Indianapolis Red and Mercedes 744 Brilliant Silver return to index page