Lastly, Miller Place Auto Upholstery in Miller Place, New York, installed the cabin upholstery using original-style seat covers, door panels, and carpet from Al Knoch Interiors. American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels wrapped in 18-inch BFG rubber were mounted on the completed Sting Ray, and the project was, at long last, adjudged a success.

LICCG delivered the car to an understandably happy customer in September, 2008. "We wanted to create a 'Super Corvette,' one with classic original style, modern performance, and luxury," Spinella says. "We focused our attention on detail, while strictly preserving the original Sting Ray's style as much as possible. Our goal was to make the car look almost as if Chevrolet had built it themselves.

"When we had to make decisions for interior, trim, gauges, and emblems, it was always original first. That's what sets this car apart-it's not overdone. A Z06 split-window is the ultimate Corvette. We are thrilled with the outcome."

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Car'63 coupe
OwnerPeter Spinella, Long Island Collector Car Garage
BlockStock LS7 aluminum
Displacement427 ci
Compression Ratio11.0:1
HeadsStock LS7 aluminum
ValvesStock LS7 2.20/1.61
CamshaftStock LS7 hydraulic roller (0.591/0.591-in lift,
Rocker Arms211/230-deg duration)
PistonsStock LS7 1.8 with offset intake
CrankshaftStock LS7 cast aluminum
RodsStock LS7 forged steel
Intake ManifoldStock LS7 titanium
Throttle BodyStock LS7
Fuel PumpStock LS7
Fuel TankStock LS7
IgnitionRock Valley custom stainless steel
Engine ManagementFAST
Exhaust SystemFAST Custom DFI Rewarder Racing custom
 ceramic-coated headers, L.I.C.C.G. custom
 stainless steel sidepipes
TransmissionTremec TKO 600 five-speed
ClutchStock LS7
DriveshaftCustom chromoly
Front SuspensionC4 Corvette
Rear SuspensionC4 Corvette
RearendCustom Dana 44 with 3.45 gears
Front BrakesWilwood six-piston calipers, 13-in Street Shop
 drilled-and-slotted rotors
Rear BrakesWilwood single-piston calipers, 12-in Street
 Shop drilled-and-slotted rotors
WheelsPolished American Racing Torq-Thrust II,
 18x8 (front and rear)
Front TiresBFG g-Force T/A, 245/40ZR18
Rear TiresBFG g-Force T/A, 245/40ZR18
Fuel Octane93
Weight3,015 lbs without driver
Best 60-ft. TimeN/A
Current Mileage45
Miles Driven Weekly10