While boxes full of trophies and certificates is certainly nice, it isn't enough for some people. Greg firmly believes that all Corvettes are best experienced insists that his restorations perform every bit as good as they look, and he went to great pains to make this coupe a genuine contender. Special attention was paid to all mechanical areas during the restoration process, especially the engine, which was precisely balanced and blueprinted to exacting specifications.
Thirty-six years ago the major automobile magazines tested L72-powered Corvettes and were universal in their praise of the cars' blinding acceleration and high top speed. Sports Car Graphic drove their coupe from a standing start to 60 mph in a blistering 4.8 seconds, and Car and Driver drove their hardtop-convertible to a 12.8 second quarter and 152 mph top speed.
Just as it could when new, this Laguna Blue beauty will deliver comparably fast stats, sprinting from 0-60 mph in the neighborhood of five seconds flat and turning a sub-13 second quarter-mile. This contention was aptly demonstrated at Englishtown's famous Raceway Park several years ago when it tripped the lights in 12.88 seconds at 114 mph.
Owing to Colorado's rough winter weather, Greg does not take the Corvette to school with him, choosing instead to store it back home in New York. During the school year he does, however, return to the Big Apple at regular intervals to visit friends, family, and, of course, his beloved Corvette.