Lake Elsinore, California, March 15th – Vestris’ Vettes announces the completion of a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster resto-mod in Torch Red with black interior.The ’54 is powered by a Chevy Gen III LS6 (used in the C5 Z06) all aluminum V-8 rated at 405hp. A Tremec TKO600 six speed manual transmission and a 3:36 posi puts the power to the road. Fitted with a Jim Meyer Racing IFS system including; power rack and pinion steering,power disc brakes, slotted and vented rotors and QA1 coilover suspension. In the rear Jim Meyer Racing four link system with QA1 dual adjustable shocks provide a balance of ride quality and rock solid handling.
The interior is a beautiful combination of the Torch Red and black leather seats (with red Gortech stitching), black dash and door panels. Sound is provided by a RetroSound system thatprovides classic styling and current technology in the same manner that the Autometer gauges complete the look on the dash.
The combination of light weight (~2,750lbs) and significant horsepower provides an estimated top speed of ~180mph. John Vestri, the company founder indicated; “this car represents a break through in classic car performance and comfort and opens the door for many more enthusiasts to enjoy a classic Vette.”Vestris’ Vettes, www.vestrisvettes.com, builds resto-mod Corvettes, 1953 – 1975 delivering onthe promise of a unique classic car that can be driven anytime, anywhere. “Great retro looks with today’s technology.”