"It's killed," says Page. "It's won pretty much every show it's been in. It's won every Corvette show that it's been in." But that's not all. "We took it on the ISCA 2010-2011 circuit, and it [was named] the International Class Champion for Sports Cars for 2011." Not bad for a car that wasn't designed or built to compete at that level!
One look will tell you why it won—and why it'll never be confused with a bad kit car. And it doesn't drive like a bad kit car, either. "It's amazing," says Page. "It feels like you're driving a new car."
If you're looking to combine classic Sting Ray styling with contemporary Corvette power and handling, Page has two key pieces of advice. First, be patient, regardless of whether you're building the car or having a shop do it. "Especially if you're doing something like the carbon-fiber roof, rocker panels, or front splitter that we did. If you're doing something that nobody's ever really done before, it takes time and patience to get it right."
The other piece of advice? Start with the best car you can find. "Spend a little extra money and get a good donor car," says Page, "because it will save you thousands of dollars once you get it to the shop."
C6-inspired fender vents and...
C6-inspired fender vents and ZR1 rolling stock update this midyear.
Out back, a custom-fabricated...
Out back, a custom-fabricated exhaust, valance, splitters, and LED lights combine with a show-chromed rear IRS.
Matching the carbon on the...
Matching the carbon on the top is this enclosure that covers the 8,000-watt sound system.
|Spec Sheet: '64 Coupe
||J.W. Lovett; Tulsa, Oklahoma
||Heartland Customs; Purcell, Oklahoma
||Stock LS9 cast aluminum with cast-iron cylinder liners and six-bolt main bearing caps
||Stock LS9 Eaton Roots-type supercharger, 10.5 psi boost (max) with integral liquid-to-air intercooler
||Stock LS9 "rotocast" A356T6 aluminum
||Stock 2.16 titanium/1.59 sodium-filled
||Stock hydraulic roller
||Stock forged aluminum
||Stock forged steel
||Stock forged titanium
||Stock (integral with supercharger case)
||Stock dual-pressure system with electric pumps
||Custom-fabricated with LS9 manifolds (Jet-Hot–coated), Borla mufflers, electronic cut-outs, and 2.5-inch pipes
||Tremec T-56 "Godzilla" six-speed manual with polished case
||Custom-fabricated polished aluminum, 3.5-in diameter
||Corvette ZR1 modified with QA1 coilovers and 1-in front/rear sway bars
||Dana 44 with 3.55 gears
||Stock Corvette ZR1 with six-piston Brembo calipers, 15-in front and 14-in rear carbon-ceramic rotors
||Chrome Corvette ZR1; 19x10-in front, 20x12-in rear
||Nitto Invo 285/35ZR19 front, 345/25ZR20 rear
||15 (until car is done showing, then owner plans to drive it)