While perusing the plethora of flashy rides at Detroit Autorama we stumbled across this simply stunning custom 1962 Corvette dubbed “Sixty-Two Twelve”. The absolutely striking black roadster built by Cimtex Rods in Jarrell, Texas was being shown by Bruce and Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
I’m a sucker for black cars with red interiors and this one pushes all the right buttons.
From the flawless black PPG paint to the bright red leather interior by Gabe’s Custom Interiors, this car is both subtle and all-up-in-your-grill at the same time. Exterior body modifications are minimal. Only the smoothed and filled body seems are readily apparent to passersby. Behind that all that silky fiberglass there are custom wheel tubs in addition to reshaped inner fenders and a massaged firewall. The gleaming chrome by John Wright’s Chrome Plating puts the bow on this amazing package.
The body rests on a custom Art Morrison chassis. Lurking between the front fenders is a GM Performance crate LS-3 fed by Kinsler fuel injection which puts out a thumping 515hp. All that mojo is transmitted through a Richmond 5-speed to a Ford 9” rear end sporting 3.50:1 gears. A McLeod clutch separates the motor and transmission when it’s time to swap cogs. Red Bear six piston calipers mounted on monster 14 inch cross-drilled rotors are tucked neatly behind the 18” and 20” Schott Performance wheels. Those billet rims are sheathed in Pirelli rubber. A modern C6 suspension with Ride Tech coilovers keeps the Sixty-Two Twelve planted to the street.
You can share my affection for Sixty-Two Twelve in the gallery below.