Corvette Of The Day: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod
Constructed by Vette Investments in Jackson, Mississippi, this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod is a thrilling blend of street and autocross excitement, drawing inspiration from iconic automotive-racing cues such as the Shelby Cobra and vintage racing Porsches. Over 1,500 hours were dedicated to bringing this radical concept to life, completing it in October 2017.
The custom Roadster Shop chassis boasts power steering and a multi-link rear end with Strange axles. Under the hood, a brand-new LS3 6.2L GM Performance crate engine roars with 525 HP and 486 lb-ft of torque, featuring Chevrolet Performance’s aggressive ASA camshaft designed for the high-RPM world of circle-track racing. Controlled by a Speartech computer system and custom exhaust, the power is transferred through a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission to a 3.50:1 gearset.
Lightning-quick handling and braking are ensured by Hoosier P295/30ZR19 front and P345/30ZR19 rear tires mounted on Budnik alloy wheels. The 1954 Corvette body is tastefully updated, featuring Matte Atomic Orange paint, a modified Cobra-style flip-top fuel lid, wraparound Plexiglas windshield, driver’s-side roll bar, custom HID headlamps, and leather hold-down straps on the hood, trunk, and central waterfall.
Inside, vintage Porsche-style bucket seats in Turmeric leather, G-Force racing harnesses, custom-fitted carpeting, a leather-wrapped Budnik steering wheel, and floor-mounted shifter offer a blend of style and functionality. Wired with a Painless harness, the interior incorporates vintage-style toggle switches and Stewart Warner gauges and tach, exuding a true competition vibe.