2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT – 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs

1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs in the Griffin Radiator Booth at the 2016 SEMA Event

GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK)
GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK)

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

GRIFFIN RADIATOR’s 2016 SEMA booth featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK). The folks at Heartland turn out a large number of cars for customers and, like this one, they consistently draw good crowds. This 1958 was built on a SPECVETTE chassis with fully independent and narrowed suspension, rack and pinion steering and electronic ride control. The engine is a GEN III small block with a retro engine package. This is complemented by a TREMEC TKO-600 five-speed and a Hurst short throw shifter. The car is painted in PPG Deltron base/clear Silver-Blue with Inca Silver coves. Modern HVAC function use the original gauges.

GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK)
GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK)
This Custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Custom's engine is a GEN III small block with a retro engine package. This is complemented by a TREMEC TKO-600 five-speed and a Hurst short throw shifter.
This Custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Custom’s engine is a GEN III small block with a retro engine package. This is complemented by a TREMEC TKO-600 five-speed and a Hurst short throw shifter.
In an era of chrome and four headlamps, the 1958 model year and the four that followed all had the exposed four-headlamp treatment and prominent grills.  The faux-louvered hood and chrome trunk spears were unique to 1958.
In an era of chrome and four headlamps, the 1958 model year and the four that followed all had the exposed four-headlamp treatment and prominent grills.  The faux-louvered hood and chrome trunk spears were unique to 1958.

 

On display at the 2016 SEMA event was a Custom 1958 Chevrolet Corvette constructed by Heartland Customs.
On display at the 2016 SEMA event was a Custom 1958 Chevrolet Corvette constructed by Heartland Customs.

Here is a list of displays that featured Corvettes (and a couple of extra ones):

GM Displays Corvettes at 2016 SEMA

2016 SEMA – Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept

2016 SEMA – LINGENFELTER CORVETTE DISPLAY

2016 SEMA – JEFF NOWICKI C7 CORVETTE CONCEPT Z

2016 SEMA – 1963 BLACK CORVETTE BY BOBBY ALLOWAY

2015 C7 Widebody by Ivan Tampi at the 2016 SEMA Event

2016 SEMA Coverage – 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs

2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT – 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs

2016 SEMA -Retro Designs Displayed a C7 in the Mobil-1 Booth at the 2016 SEMA Event

2016 SEMA REPORT – # 59 Doug Graf Race Tribute (CRC)

2016 SEMA REPORT – R1 Concepts C7 Corvette

2016 SEMA REPORT – EDELBROCK PERFORMANCE displayed Larry Fitzgerald’s Red 1963 Corvette

2016 SEMA REPORT – TOYO TIRES Displayed a C6 ZR1

2016 SEMA REPORT – TREAD WEAR TIRES LOGOS displayed a C7 Corvette with Red Chrome Wrap

2016 SEMA REPORT – MOTHERS POLISHES Displayed at White Callaway C7 Corvette

2016 SEMA REPORT – BESPOKE CREATIVE Kit for a C6 to Look Like a C7

2016 SEMA REPORT – EZ-UP CANOPIES Displayed a Custom 1961 Corvette

2016 SEMA Coverage – VETTESTHETICS / MGP CALIPER COVERS

2016 SEMA Coverage – RPM ROLLBARS / CORDES PERFORMANCE RACING

2016 SEMA Coverage – FORGIATO C7 WIDEBODY by TS Designs

2016 SEAM Coverage – QUICK JACK

2016 SEMA Coverage – Corvette America Interior Pieces

2016 SEMA Coverage – OPTIMA ALLEY – BATTERY ULTIMATE STREET CAR CHALLENGE

2016 SEMA Coverage – NON-CORVETTES OF NOTE AT SEMA

2016 SEMA Coverage – Other Notes Continued…

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