1962 Chevy Corvette – Authentic Restoration

Owner: Charlie Petri

Work Performed:

  • Complete and authentic engine rebuild
  • Degrease and paint engine compartment
  • Replace radiator, water pump and fan clutch
  • Update distributor to electronic ignition
  • Transmission rebuild and new clutch
  • Replace dashboard with new insert
  • Re-seal convertible hard top
  • Replace steering box with new bearing and seals
  • Overhaul brakes front and rear
  • Replace fuel tank and sending unit

Briefly about the project

Charlie acquired this sweet vintage Corvette from his in-laws many years ago. The car was a bit tired but it was all there and original. He requested an authentic and original restoration down to the bias ply tires and original hub caps. He wanted to go through the whole car to make it reliable. He did authorize updating ignition system to electronics for reliability. He also wanted to restore his dash and hard top. When Charlie can no longer drive his Corvette he plans on passing it on to his daughter Olympic Champion and Water Polo Gold Medalist Heather Petri.

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