This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1-RS rebuild is the brainchild of Jeremy Gerber, co-owner of the Roadster Shop, and customer Barry Blomquist. The idea for the car was to build a modern concept car version of the landmark 1962 Corvette, with artist Eric Brockmeyer brought in to help with renderings and lend ideas for the actual design. Many versions later the concept was finalized. Roadster Shop named the one-off vehicle “C1-RS” — the “C1″ in reference to the first generation Corvette, while the “RS” referenced the inventors. The plan was to build a production chassis that would offer unmatched handling, performance and comfortable ride, and took two months of R&D time to develop. The body, an original 1962 Corvette, features a slew of modifications — the first and foremost being that of the newly designed chassis. Hand sculpted 10 gauge steel frame rails, 9″ Factory Axle Housing, a Swivel Link Parrellel 40-Bar and Brembo 4-piston Mono-block GT Disc Brakes are just some of the features of the C1-RS Corvette. Modifications for the re-imagined Vette also include an all aluminum hand-formed engine bay, custom hood with carbon fiber louvers and converting the convertible top into a roadster. The high tech LS7 engine was also tweaked with a Kinsler Cross Ram EFI injection system with Carbon Fiber Ram Tubes (see below), and it all rides on Michelin Pilo Sport PS2 Tires. A beautiful re-visioning of an iconic vehicle.
The classic re-designed & re-imagined as a modern concept car