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1953-55 CHEVY CORVETTE REPLICA
305 V-8, great rat rod cruiser, custom frame, new grille (now installed), full sized 53-55 Vette body replica - most 53-55 original parts will fit this car. Has straight pipes that exit through the original rear panel and/or through the side dumps behind front fender wells, and the doors open from inside latch just as the original ones did. Original style seats and steering wheel, aftermarket gauges, blinkers & lights all work, no heater

WE PRESENTLY USE IT FOR OUR BUSINESS ADVERTISING----- READY TO DRIVE TO THE LOCAL CRUISE NIGHTS!! ACTUAL FULL SIZED FIBERGLASS BODY REPLICA W/A FULL PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM BOXED FRAME/CHASSIS---BODY PARTS FROM AN ORIGINAL 53-55 VETTE WILL FIT THIS CAR---HARDTOP (FIBERGLASS)---THE TOP LOOKS AND FITS JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL OPTIONAL AFTERMARKET TOPS FROM THE 50's...I HAD ONE ON A '55 VETTE THAT I HAD FOR AWHILE AND THIS TOP AND IT'S GLUED ON HEADLINER FABRIC IS IDENTICAL TO THAT ONE ON MY '55. IT'S GOT A HEAVY/THICK FIBERGLASS ONE PIECE BODY W/OPENING DOORS/TRUNK/HOOD AND SOFT TOP STORAGE COMPARTMENT BEHIND THE SEATS. THE PAINT COLOR IS A REALLY MILD YELLOW (A '54 COLOR)---- BURNISHED IN SPOTS TO MAKE IT LOOK OLD AND GIVE IT THAT NOSTALGIC PATINA. THE ENGINE IS A SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 305 V-8 W/AN AUTOMATIC (TURBO 350)AND A NOSTALGIC LOOKING 'LOKAR' FLOOR SHIFTER. FULL FRONT TO REAR STRAIGHT PIPES W/4" DUMPS BEHIND FRONT WHEELS. GM POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES. BLACK VINYL ORIGINAL STYLE BUCKET SEAT INTERIOR (NO CARPET AT THIS TIME). FULL SET OF WORKING GAUGES BUT NO SPEEDOMETER--BUT THERE IS AN ORIGINAL LOOKING PLACE IN THE DASHBOARD WHERE THE SPEED-O UNIT WOULD GO. WORKING GAUGES INCLUDE: GAS, WATER TEMP, OIL PRESSURE, TACHOMETER. THE STEERING WHEEL IS FROM AN EARLY TO MID 50'S VETTE---THE FLAT STYLE. 15" COKER WIDE WHITEWALL BIAS-PLY TIRES ARE MOUNTED ON RETRO LOOKING ORIGINAL STYLE GM STEEL WHEELS. COMES W/HEAVY CAST ALUMINUM ORIGINAL LOOKING/STYLE BUMPERS FOR ALL FOUR CORNERS --NOT POLISHED OR INSTALLED YET. THE NEW ORIGINAL STYLE CHROME GRILLE REALLY GIVES THE FRONT OF THE VETTE THAT NOSTALGIC '50's LOOK. IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS THAT YOU CAN DRIVE AND ENJOY NOW !!! I'M PRESENTLY TINKERING W/THE VETTE AS MY TIME PERMITS AND I HOPE TO POLISH AND MOUNT THE BUMPERS SOMETIME SOON.








FRAME INFO

1. The Vette frame is custom made by a factory or by someone that was a pro at welding and frame design.
2. The main frame is 3" x 4" boxed frame. The center section of the framework - the X bracing - is made up of 1 1/2 x 3" channel.
3. The front crossmember is from a '53 or so Chevrolet.
4. The frame over the differential steps down to 4" x 2" at the rear section of the X bracing area.