More than a year of work has transformed this once-ordinary 1964 Corvette coupe into a prize-winning restomod, says owner Patrick Lamberton of Chalfont, Bucks County, PA.
Modifications include a 2013 Chevy fuel-injected LS3 engine, good for 436 horsepower, as well as suspension upgrades from a 1996 Corvette in the front and a 1986 Corvette in the rear. Lamberton says The Vette Shop in Plumsteadville, Pa., performed the drive train and suspension changes.
The interior is all-leather with racing seats, door panels, and dash to match.
He won the car in a bidding war on eBay.
“The car was purchased from Hendricks Motors in North Carolina,” Lamberton says. “Hendricks had it listed on eBay with one hour left in the auction and multiple bidders on the car.”
You’ll all notice other modifications made by Lamberton, including four-wheel power disc brakes, side pipes, chrome ZR1 wheels, and a stinger hood featuring a white racing stripe.
One thing Lamberton didn’t modify was the original Goodwood Green color, though he did have the car repainted to freshen it up.
The Sting Ray has already turned into a show winner for Lamberton and his wife, Lisa, who have put just 325 miles on the new motor so far but they still managed to win the 2013 Warminster PBA Fall Flames Auto Show.
They’ve also competed in shows in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.
Patrick noted that his wife is an “avid participant” in all of the shows they enter and has been “very supportive” while the car was being modded.
“That makes things a lot easier when you are making a commitment of this magnitude,” he said. “It also allows you to spend your money on the build as opposed to lawyers in divorce court.”