The Corvette Sting Ray design was introduced in 1963 and to this day it continues to be hailed as one of sports car’s iconic designs. If the truth were to be told, driving one of these original cars is not the most pleasant experience. The ride is rough and the interior is not fitted with the latest creature comforts.
The Corvette Dream Giveaway has resolved this by converting an Arctic White 1965 Sting Ray coupe into a restomod. To explain what a restomod is, visualize what Dream Giveaway did to this Arctic White with red leather 1965 Corvette. The body and driveline components received a total renovation. This included adding the latest suspension and driveline onto the chassis. It has been upgraded to become a one-of-a-kind Lingenfelter Signature Edition 1965 Corvette. It includes a Lingenfelter Motor Sports Corvette engine. It is fitted with a Lingenfelter head-and-cam package that bumps the original 430 hp to 550 hp. It is filled with creature comforts, including air-conditioning, modern power brakes, power steering, power windows, and five-speed manual transmission. This restomod Sting Ray will make your lifelong dream of driving and enjoying a carefree, classic Corvette come true. It is paired with a state-of-the-art Arctic White 2018 Corvette Grand Sport coupe. It features Adrenaline Red interior that matches its 1965 sibling. You can win both in the 2018 Corvette Dream Giveaway.
We were invited to spend time inspecting these two special Corvettes by Dream Giveaway Garage Chief Gearhead Mark Breiner and Ken Lingenfelter. Ken owns Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Brighton, Michigan (www.lingenfelter.com). This is where we photographed the winning pair of the Dream Giveaway Corvettes. The 1965 renovation was done to exacting standards and will make any Corvette enthusiast drool. It started up without any drama and produced a healthy exhaust note from its fuel-injected engine. As we photographed this classic on the highway, many people honked their horns and gave us a thumbs up. This restomod captures the classic Corvette style and driveability of a new car that anyone would be proud to own.
Let’s check out the Lingenfelter Signature Edition 2018 Grand Sport. It is equipped with a 6.2-liter enhanced LT1 engine that produces 600 hp. It is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and many factory options. Lingenfelter Performance added the following performance upgrades: Lingenfelter CNC ported and polished LT1 cylinder heads; hollow stem 2.13-inch intake valves; 1.59-inch diameter exhaust valves; three-angle valve job; hand blending of valve seats; CC chambers; surface; set spring heights and assembly; Lingenfelter dual valvesprings; titanium retainers; 10-degree locks; Lingenfelter aggressive idle hydraulic roller camshaft by Competition Cams; ported and polished throttle body; high-flow green air filter; all necessary gaskets, fluids and bolts; professional assembly and engine installation; custom engine control module reprogramming and chassis dyno testing before and after installation. Lingenfelter includes chrome fender badges, interior badge and personalized stainless engine badge. These changes still provide excellent driveability and highway mileage is not adversely affected, Lingenfelter includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and certificate of authenticity. This engine upgrade complements the extensive handling upgrades that have been applied to the Grand Sport Performance Package that was installed at the Corvette factory.
Both of these cars can be driven anywhere comfortably. One lucky winner will take both beautiful Corvettes home, plus Dream Giveaway pays $50,000 in taxes. This giveaway benefits New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), which is a 501(c), a provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered atmosphere where they can heal. In addition to this funding, NBCH provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Honor Flight of West Central Florida and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Remember, you can’t buy these Corvettes, but you can win them. The Corvette Dream Giveaway is a sweepstakes event that anyone can enter without making a donation. However, each $3 donation for an entry is tax-deductible.
The giveaway ends December 31, 2018, and the winner will be announced in January 2019. The Corvettes will be presented in Clearwater, Florida. Get your 50 percent bonus tickets courtesy of Vette when you enter to win using promo code: VE0219C2 at www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/corvette/?promo=VE0219C2 You can contribute to a worthy cause and possibly take possession of an amazing pair of Corvettes. Enter now!
Photography by Walt Thurn & Corvette Dream Giveaway