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AME Introduces GT Sport Chassis For the Chevy Corvette C1, Will Make Driving a Pleasure

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 might be more than half a century old, but it's also an iconic car, a real American symbol that happens to be one of the favorite cars for restomodders.
AME GT Sport Chassis 1 photo
Why are we talking about something you already knew? Well, we're not stating the obvious here for no reason, as Art Morrison Enterprises unveiled a new chassis for the Chevy Corvette C1, called GT Sport.

The name basically tells all the story, but we like to get into specifics. Therefore, you should know the platform can accommodate any automatic or standard shift transmission, as well as a small block Chevy or LS engines.

According to its makers, the chassis is mainly dedicated to owners of 1953-1962 Corvettes, but there's more to it.

The trick with the new platform is that it uses the AME Sport independent front suspension and a Wilwood spindle instead of the C6 components found in the original.

At the rear, AME went for a triangulated four-bar suspension, which also employs adjustable coil-over shocks and an adjustable anti-sway bar linked to the rugged 9″ rear end.

Moreover, the chassis' adjustable coil-over shocks and adjustable anti-sway bar provide substantially improved handling over the 60-year-old factory setup, which we find useful for that Sunday drive through the countryside, were some winding roads might be on the menu.

But this is only a fraction of the technical wizardry implemented in the chassis. AME claims through-frame exhaust passageways facilitate a contemporary stance and a lower center of gravity while the A power rack & pinion steering "makes driving a pleasure".

The setup promises a lot on paper, but there's no info on how much the company is asking for the chassis. One thing's for sure, though, if the real-life results are as advertised, a lot of C1 Corvette owners will be interested in buying one. Now, where can we find a first-gen 'Vette?

 
 
 
 
 

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