Lastly, Miller Place Auto Upholstery in Miller Place, New York, installed the cabin upholstery using original-style seat covers, door panels, and carpet from Al Knoch Interiors. American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels wrapped in 18-inch BFG rubber were mounted on the completed Sting Ray, and the project was, at long last, adjudged a success.
LICCG delivered the car to an understandably happy customer in September, 2008. "We wanted to create a 'Super Corvette,' one with classic original style, modern performance, and luxury," Spinella says. "We focused our attention on detail, while strictly preserving the original Sting Ray's style as much as possible. Our goal was to make the car look almost as if Chevrolet had built it themselves.
"When we had to make decisions for interior, trim, gauges, and emblems, it was always original first. That's what sets this car apart-it's not overdone. A Z06 split-window is the ultimate Corvette. We are thrilled with the outcome."
For more information on Long Island Collector Car Garage, visit www.liccg.com or call (631) 514-7585.