The original body was extensively modified, with shaved door handles andside mirrors, deletion of the chrome side moldings, and graphics(designed by the Huntleys themselves) added for contrast. The center ofthe hood was modified to close over the 6-71 polished blower, the bodywas nosed and decked, and the headlight rings and other bits werede-chromed and painted to match the car. Out back, the rear fenderopenings were flared, and the through-bumper rear exhaust tips werereplaced with blue-dot taillights. Even the rear license plate waslowered slightly.
According to the Huntleys, the most commonly asked question has to dowith the genesis of the car's spectacular paint color. Actually, Cherylmixed the toner and had Glenn Tumbleson, owner of House of Kustoms inSpringfield, spray it on an old fender. Next, she mixed the PPG PearlTangerine paint with help from the local PPG rep and had Glenn spraythis over the toner. This process happened two or three times, untilCheryl was happy with the finished color. It finally came down to ayellow toner, Pearl Tangerine basecoat, and finishing clear.
The modified interior, done in cream-colored leather, was fabricated andinstalled by Jon Lind Interiors, of Eugene. Dennis even repainted thedash to match. The Budnik steering wheel was wrapped in matchingleather, while the remaining stock gauge faces were painted to match thenew Auto Meter gauges in the dash. The unique trunk, designed by Dennisand Jon, features an under-floor tool kit covered in--you guessedit--matching leather. Dennis also modified the center console toaccommodate additional gauges and fan switches. The Blaupunkt soundsystem with custom speaker covers in the trunk features a hiddenantenna.
Do people like their car? The Pacific Northwest certainly seems to. TheHuntleys have taken 67 trophies in just 25 shows and even nabbed tophonors at a few highly recognized shows in the region.
"Maybe our car and a few other altered Corvettes have helped breakground for what is to come with modified Corvettes," says Cheryl. Thatmay be true, but one thing is for certain: The Huntleys' sensational '60will be a tough act to follow.