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Old 09-05-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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1962 corvette body kit for C5 chasis

Saw one of these in Ft. Worth today. It looked just like a silver 62 Vette, but was wider and lower and looked really fine. I have heard of this kit body before, but never saw one until today.

Anyone else ever seen one?
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there were 4 or 5 at Corvettes on the Rockies this year out in Breckenridge. Not my cup of tea, but to each their own.
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Got any pics?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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Unfortunately No pics. I was coming back from a business meeting, and happened to pull up next to it at a traffic light. There was a red C5 right behind-assume they were traveling together.

Maybe they will see this and post.
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Was it this one? I saw this at the NCRS winter meet in Orlando.



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Old 09-06-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Was it this one?

wow that sure looks sweet that defenitely worth a double look see very nice
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:47 PM   #7
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The one I saw had Texas plates, but otehrwise was identical-color and evewrything. I thinbk it looks pretty neat, just realllly wide!!!!
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Damn, that's way cool. How much?
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Is this the one?



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Check out this site for the 1953 / 2003 50th commemorative car. This car can be ordered now with your donor c-5 and $35,000 you can have one. They say they pitched this car to GM for the 50th anniversary car, combination of old and new. Very cool. Had them at Carlisle.

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Check out this site for the 1953 / 2003 50th commemorative car. This car can be ordered now with your donor c-5 and $35,000 you can have one. They say they pitched this car to GM for the 50th anniversary car, combination of old and new. Very cool. Had them at Carlisle.

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There was at least 1, if not 2, white 03-53's and a black one at Carlisle this year. They were very neat. Certainly an eye catcher.
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Check out this site for the 1953 / 2003 50th commemorative car. This car can be ordered now with your donor c-5 and $35,000 you can have one. They say they pitched this car to GM for the 50th anniversary car, combination of old and new. Very cool. Had them at Carlisle.

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I saw these at funfest a couple of years ago.
Not really impressed.

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:01 PM   #13
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I think both the 62' & the 53' look great!! I think I would put the money into a "real" one but, I still think they look nice.
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I think they are both nice too. Prolems with saving money for a real one as far as I can see for the '53 is it will be probably $150,000.00 for a real driver in perfect operating and cosmetic shape. Then you would not drive it as it would be risky except very occasional times. Then even with 100% perfect operation as it was in '53 there is a world of difference in capability and function.

With one of the new remods you could have a 100% functional and cosmetically clean car for $50,000.00. Be able to drive it daily if you wanted to. Reliability like a new car and comfort, etc.. like a new car.

Could just get in and take it to the store or wherever. Wife could even take it out. With the '53 you would need perfect weather, take the cell phone in case you broke down, not be able to leve it alone anywhere unattended, not want to put more that a few dozen miles per year on it, don't even think about a long trip.

Just an observation and a vote for the remod ones. At Carlisle they also had a new model 53/03 Corvette that was a Nomad. Looking like a station wagon like the Nomads were and as the original Nomad was with a Corvette frame.

I say thumbs up for creativity and to the companies that put these things in reach of the consumers!

Does anyone have a picture of the Nomad model to upload?
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Was it this one? I saw this at the NCRS winter meet in Orlando.



Creative and well executed, but not my cup of tea. Twenty years down the road what will the car be worth as opposed to finding a current ragged out C2 and fixing up or creating a retro rod. All I've written and 50 cents will buy a Coke here in Houston, just my humble opinion. I'm one of the few that actually likes every Corvette body style.....except for the C4s. If it's going to look like a C1 then let it look like this...





If I ever decide to part mine out this is the direction I'll go.

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