Owner: John Hein
Modern style with out of this world repaint
Tuesday, June 30, 1953 Corvette #1, Serial Number E53F001001, was pushed off of the assembly line, and Corvette production began. 50 years later, they are still coming off of the assembly line and still setting the standard for American sports cars. In 1953 you could get your Vette in any color you wanted... as long as you wanted white with a red interior. These days Cheverolet offers a few more choices for discerning car buyers. Even so, there are always those customers that want something different than what the dealer can order from the factory. That's where we come in.
In this case the factory paint job was not what the customer wanted. The factory color was alright, but it wasn't show quality. Originally the customer thought that the addition of graphics might be in order, but after seeing a number artist paint concepts, decided to stay with the plain silver--in this case metalic flake silver. Another desired improvement was to cover the dash, doors, roll bars etc., with leather to match the seats. We also redid the carpeting. Under the hood we added some custom paint to the engine covers. The body has to be thoroughly prepped before painting. The application of the metalic flake silver paint is tricky--precise temperature control is required to get it to turn out right.