1960 Corvette Revealed at K&N SEMA Booth
K&N Engineering plans to unveil a true roadster at SEMA, the Specialty Equipment
Market Association 2006.
A 1960 Corvette will be a focal point, with custom roll hoops, a painted dash,
BMW headlights, custom inner fender wells and an Art Morrison Enterprises Inc.,
“GT Sport” bolt-on chassis.
“Every year dozens of people approach us with vehicles they want to
showcase in the K&N SEMA booth,” said K&N Project Vehicle Manager Richard Blum.
“We only have two in our booth annually. In 2006, it will be the Vet and a
heavily modified 2006 Lexus IS 250MT.”
1960 Corvette for K&N SEMA booth, photo by Art Morrision
The Corvette project is underway. Designers are adding custom trim to replicate
stock trim and reworking the bumpers for a closer fit. There is also an
extensive use of carbon fiber on the interior and engine compartments.
“The original chassis had a late 1940 Chevrolet suspension and was a handful to
drive,” said Craig Morrison, Marketing Manager of Art Morrison Enterprises. “With the new chassis
the 1960 Vet will perform similar to or better than a new modern day sports car.
Our goal is to prove it handles as well as a new Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette.”
When the car is unveiled, SEMA attendees will be able to see a Rockland-Standard
prepped Tremec T-56 transmission and a Wilson Manifold throttle body and fuel
“We purchased the Corvette from a local guy in Tacoma, Washington about 4
years ago,” said Morrison. “We went back to the original 1953-1962 roadster
design with classic American body styles that drive as good as they look.”
1960 Corvette with raw fiberglass for K&N SEMA booth, photo by Art
The before pictures are available now, but the after pictures will be available
on knfilters.com after the finished Corvette is revealed in the K&N booth at SEMA.
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