Detroit Speed Does It Again; A modern classic11.20.2019
Rebuilding any classic car is a challenging but extremely rewarding process. It takes time, money, and lots of patience to return a classic to its former glory, and it's even harder turning it into something more than it was. Detroit Speed invested a considerable amount of deal of time rebuilding this 1969 C3 Corvette. The car was found mostly stock and in good condition, which was the perfect blank slate for modification.
The body was left mostly stock except for the Trackspec Motorsports hood louvers and custom fender flares, and the owner chose to spray it in PPG Jetstream Blue. Detroit Speed's SpeedRay suspension kit was installed in the front. The suspension kit utilizes tubular upper and lower control arms, forged aluminum spindles, rack-and-piston steering, and a splined anti-sway bar. The coil-overs are comprised of JRi double-adjusted shocks with remote reservoirs and 550 lb coil springs.
The rear received a similar upgrade with Detroit Speed's DECAlink independent rear suspension (IRS). The DECAlink works with a GearFX Hammerhead third member. The same double-adjustable, remote reservoir JRi shocks and 550-pound springs were used, again paired with Detroit Speed's tubular rear anti-sway bar.
Our AP Racing by Essex Radi-CAL Competition Brakes were fitted at all corners with six-piston calipers and 372mm rotors in the front along with four-piston calipers and 340mm rotors in the back. The car wears two sets of Forgeline GA3R wheels, shod with either BFG Rival S 315/30R18 or Kumho Ecsta V720 305/30R19 in the front, and BFG 335/30R18s or Kumho 355/30R19s in the back. A Detroit Speed installed Davis Traction Control System ensures that the car can get out of corners quickly, and can handle slick road conditions when necessary.
The car was equipped with an TREMEC T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission and a Dynotech driveshaft with 4.11 gears. The cockpit has several modern amenities including a Bluetooth-controlled Alpine sound system. The 'OG' seats and upholstery got a full leather and suede treatment, and a MOMO quick-release steering wheel and a custom covered set of aluminum race seats provide a comfortable place to conduct business.
This amazing 1969 Corvette will be featured on Hot Rod's site, and was recently highlighted in Corvette Maganizine.
To read more about this classic restoration, click here: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/detroit-speed-built-c3-corvette-blends-form-function/