Monday, June 25, 2012

First Photos of Nan Actually Driving Nan's 56

There is a chance that I could hold two Guinness World Records:

(1) The shortest time for a regular guy in his home garage to do a complete frame-off restoration of an old Corvette: 147 days for the restoration of my 62 (really - fully documented); and

(2) the LONGEST time for a regular guy in his home garage to do a frame-off restoration:  5,052 days for the restoration of Nan's 56 (Labor day 1998 to June 30, 2012).

When we bought it, the 56 wasn't actually a car -- more like pieces of a car.  And since there was so little original about it we had the freedom to make it a functional, modern car.  We upgraded it with power disc brakes (front & rear), power rack and pinion steering (my own design), air conditioning, multi-speed wipers, power windows, GM Ram Jet electronic fuel injection, Fast-Burn 385 HP engine, 700-R4 overdrive 4-speed transmission, 3:55 Posi-traction rear-end, electric fans, aluminum radiator, shoulder seat belts, leather interior, Glide Engineering custom seat frames, custom Dayton wire wheels (with Corvette logo center caps), and more.

On Sunday, June 24, 2012 Nan finally got to drive the car!

Canon joined her for the maiden cruise!

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