1957 Custom Corvette Under Construction

 
 
 
The transformation of this 1957 Corvette is well underway within the Northwest walls of 
 
Steve’s Auto Restorations located in Portland Oregon.  S.A.R.’s in-house designer David 
 
Brost was given the task of rendering the collective design.  The tired and raged body is 
 
receiving the full deluxe treatment which began with replacing the entire nose of the car 
 
from the cowl forward.  The more streamlined design utilizes ’53 – ’55 windshield frame 
 
and trunk lid.  The doors have been capped off and custom trim fabricated making this a 
 
true roadster.  Custom front and rear bumperettes have been fabricated with the front 
 
bumperettes serving as the turn signal housings.  The one-off hood incorporates a stinger 
 
style scoop, the only visual hint of the supercharged Cadillac LSA V8 lurking below.  
 
The whole package rides on a round tube chassis with C5 suspension up front, C4 
 
suspension following behind and custom one-off machined 18” aluminum wheels to 
 
connect everything to the pavement.  The interior features custom machined steering 
 
wheel and pedal assembly that will carry the overall theme to the interior.  Once the body 
 
details are completed this custom Corvette will be bathed in a pearlized version of 
 
Panama Yellow.

Steve's Auto Restorations in Portland, Oregon is a multi-faceted shop specializing in transforming automotive dreams into reality. The street rods built at Steve's range from capable cruise-night machines to highly-detailed, top-echelon show stoppers. In addition to building street rods Steve's Auto Restorations owns and operates Real Steel, a division that specializes in the manufacturing of steel '33/'34 Roadster bodies and replacement sheet-metal parts. The team at Steve's is proficient in virtually every aspect of custom car construction, and also perform specialty service and repair work.

Steve's Auto Restorations continues to evolve with the ever-changing street rod market and the enthusiasts who drive it. High profile, ground-breaking builds like the NewMad, RealMad, and Baron Von Kuhl represent a small percentage of builds at Steve's, but illustrate Steve's Auto Restorations ability to impact the rodding world with imaginative and uncompromising creations that challenge the limits of modern rodding. Although Steve and his crew are well known for rare 10,000 hour builds that challenge the very limits of their creativity, SAR prides themselves on their ability to transform anyone's dream into reality.

Steve's Auto Restoration
4440 S.E. 174th Ave
Portland, OR 97236
Phone: 503.665.2222
[email protected]