Subscribe to the Free

Readers’ Corvette Rides - November 2014

Dream Vette 2.0

Who: David Fisher Where: Little River, SC  What: ’99 Corvette hardtop

1999 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop 2/7
1999 Chevrolet Corvette Engine 3/7
1999 Chevrolet Corvette Interior 4/7

Several years ago, I bought the Vette of my dreams, a Cyber Gray ’10 ZR1. Shortly after I bought it, I was laid off from a job I’d held for more than 10 years, which forced me to sell my dream car. Soon after, I landed a new job, and decided to purchase an older Vette.

I was looking for a black-on-black six-speed C5, with a head-up display. Once I found this one, I decided that I wouldn’t allow it to be taken away, so I paid cash and planned my upgrades.

Over the last two and a half years, I’ve added a ProCharger supercharger, Corsa X-back exhaust, 3-inch diameter long-tube headers with high-flow cats, a new custom cast 3.90 rearend, new two-stage clutch with new master and slave cylinders, and a new short throw shifter. I’ve also installed a new racing timing chain, water pump, high-flow fuel injectors and fuel pump, and a high-pressure oil pump. Inside, I had the dash modified to support a double-DIN navigation system. Finally, I added a carbon-fiber hood and had the seats redone in new black leather with red stitching.

MagnaCharged in Maryland

Who: Bob Scarff Where: Forest Hill, MD  What: ’06 Corvette coupe

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Side View 5/7
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Rear Side View 6/7
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Engine 7/7

This is my ’06 Monterey Red Vette that I purchased new, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and Z51 performance and handling option. It’s my first Vette, and I have been modifying and upgrading it ever since.

Upgrades include a Magnuson M122 “roots type” polished supercharger, a COMP Cams custom blower-grind camshaft and “918” beehive valvesprings, a ported and polished 90mm throttle body, a Melling ported high-volume oil pump, a GM heavy-duty roller timing chain, a DeWitts high-flow aluminum radiator, Kooks’ ceramic-coated long-tube headers with high-flow cats and X-pipe, MagnaFlow stainless steel after-cat exhaust with quad 4-inch tips, Lingenfelter SV2 supercharger hood and cold air intake system, and a Lingenfelter ZR1 dual-disc clutch.

To the body, I’ve added a Z06 rear wide-body conversion with ZR1 fender extensions, ZR1-style body-colored side skirts and carbon-fiber front spoiler, custom “wing style” body-colored rear spoiler, custom body-colored rear hatch louvers, carbon-fiber rear diffuser, and Specter Werkes’ GTR-style rear taillights.

All the go fast goodies and dyno tuning have yielded 532 rwhp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

I belong to the local Corvette club, and enjoy taking it to club events and shows.

Show us your Vette! Just send a photo (or photos) of the car, a brief description, and whatever else you’d like to Vette Magazine, c/o Readers’ Rides, 1733 Alton Parkway, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92606. You can also email the information to with “Rides” in the subject line. So what are you waiting for?



Connect With Us

Get Latest News and Articles. Newsletter Sign Up

sponsored links

subscribe to the magazine

get digital get print