After restoring several ’57 Chevys and selling all of them, it was time to restore something different. I'd always wanted to build a Corvette, but I never could find one at a reasonable price.
I had known about a locally-owned ‘62 for many years right here in my hometown, but each time I offered to buy it the owner wouldn’t agree to sell. However, I guess timing is everything because he finally agreed to sell the car to me due to my persistent interest in his car – and I think his advancing age might have been his motivation to sell it as well.
Now that I owned the car and it was safely in my garage, I began to plan my restoration. I decided to go with a tube frame for maximum stability and handling. I contacted Mike Stockdale at SR111 Motorsports near Chicago because he could build one using stock Corvette C-4 Suspension Parts. Thus began a three year restoration project.