Fabulous Corvettes








Fabulous Restorations
711 NW 1st Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-462-9427



A National Corvette
Restorer Society Member
NCRS #'s 2945 & 45705




Sharks Spawn

Two 3rd Generation Corvette
“Sharks” Styled by Randy Wittine
Are Still Spawning Imitators.
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The 24 HR Daytona
Nov 8-12, 2017

See The Fabulous
Owens Corning Corvette
on the Track and in the
Paddock. Meet The Men
who helped Define an Historical Tribute to Racing
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FOR SALE
Orange Blossom Express


1969 C3 Corvette L88
Fully restored race car and documented racing history.
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OCF Corvette 427 L88

In 1970 this 1968 Owens Corning Corvette owned by racing legend, Tony DeLorenzo, was driven by
Tony and Dick Lang in the
24 hour Daytona.
See The Fabulous Tribute
in progress at our shop.
The 1968 Corvette L88 #6
in the Center Section.

Callaway Corvette

We recently completed work
on John Kyle’s 2007 LA Show
Car featured in the April 2007
edition of Corvette Magazine.
John is the owner of The Frieda Callaway Corvette on display
at the Corvette Museum.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

NCRS 2017

You’re never too young
to start investing!
 
This year’s NCRS Winter Meet
in Lakeland, Florida fell short
of most expectations as visitor
turn out and low exhibitor
participation bugged the event.
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The Long Lead

Fabulous Friend, Dave Miller,
owns a “Long Lead Corvette” …
a close replica of the original “Saturday Night Special,” credited
to Gib Hufstader, Tom Langdon,
Dan Crawford, Dave McLellan,
Bill Howell, and Denny Davis
with the assistance of Dave
Miller, Kevin Lambert (who
acquired the LT-2 aluminum
engine block) and Werner Meier. Recreating accurate, classic
race cars is but one assignment
at Fabulous Restorations.

This is It!

A mid-engine Corvette supercar
may change the line forever …
Says Corvette Forum,
Detroit Free Press,
Motor Trend Blogs &
Torque News.

Corvette Zora

From The Corvette Forum
Will the mid-engine production Corvette Zora reach dealers?

The Corvette Museum
Browse the website
and live web cams.
Visit The Corvette Museum
in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

We assured our client the floor is now terra firma and this Vette is proudly on display. A totally Fabulous Restoration.
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FAB Show Pics
FAB FOTOS taken at Bill Tower's
Showroom and The 2016 NCRS,
Lakeland, Florida.
Harvey's Hawkeye in control.

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Racecar ReCreation
Grand-Am Racing Driver
Champion, Kerry Hitt
Test driver of a Fabulous
1967 L88 SCCA racecar at Sebring,
Thursday March 4, 2016.

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Super Chevy Mag

2016 NCRS Winter Meet in Florida
33 Corvettes Are Judged and
25 Receive Top Flight Awards
Fabulous Restorations
ZL 1 Featured Racer

Race Car Creators

Talent to Build, Engineer and
Judge Corvette Racecars
(from left to right) George Haddad, Gib Hufstader & Werner Meier.
Nothing is more important to a
classic car investor than a wise
old man providing erudition to
his profession.

Fabulous Friends

George, Ken & Bill
Amelia Concours d'Elegance
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1969 Vette RPO-ZL1


Haddad Lingenfelter


2 Car Guys Come Together
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The Perfect Specimen

ZL1 Camaro
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The Watson Roadster

CLICK to READ The Feature Story
"The Racer's Edge" - See The Video
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Wendt's Replication of the
1959 Indy 5OO Winner
Meant for Bonneville

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968 Corvette L88 #6 Owens Corning Race Car

● 427 Cu In Cast Iron with Aluminum Heads
● Original Koni Racing Shocks
● Original Gauges
● Original Jones Motrola Tachometer
● Firestone Indy Gold Line Race Tires
● Original Bendix Fuel Pumps (Fuel & Oil)
 
The older we get the friendlier we are to ourselves. This is perhaps a motivating factor for the Fabulous Team to build a long lost race car … Tony DeLorenzo’s, “Hot Commodity”… The 1968 Owens Corning #6 Corvette that raced in 1970 at Daytona. 
 
There’s significant history behind the recreation of this vehicle, so fittingly George Haddad got up with Corvette race car driver and owner of the #7 Owens Corning race car, Jerry Thompson, who offered several choice tidbits of technical information relevant to authenticity.  Also, former Corvette race car driver, Cliff Gottlob, provided his take on component parts used in the day. 
 
Fabulous Restorations is committed to the accurate preservation of this race Car and it is fundamental company priority to consult with essential people. Subsequently, Dave Miller, owner of a ’68 LT 2 built by Werner Meier, Tom Langdon and Gib Hufstader, persuaded George to speak with Werner for genuine, proper information concerning the #6.  And the build goes on!
 
The credentials of Corvette racing legends contribute enormous credibility as we demonstrate accuracy and a deep conviction to all race car restoration projects.
 
Many thanks to Registry of Corvette Race Cars owner, Jan Hyde, who helped provide historic information and photos.

Jan Hyde, Registry of Corvette Race Cars with Corvette Race Car Hall of Famer, Gerald Thompson
Jan Hyde, Registry of Corvette Race Cars with Corvette Race Car Hall of Famer, Gerald Thompson


The Fabulous Road to Performance

After 40 years of automotive restoration specializing in Corvettes we reminisce about an important GM engineer and marketing maven, Zora Duntov. Ever since January 1956 when he took a newly modified Corvette to Daytona Beach and racked up an average speed of 150 mph, Corvette was linked to racing, forever, and key to marketing the brand despite GM's AMA mandate that carmakers must not participate in racing.

Zora Duntov remained steadfast to his vision that Corvette owners had the right hardware if they wanted to race their Corvette. In the early years he created "Race Kits" for many Corvettes.

Achievement may be anonymous as many great things have been done by people you've never heard of, however Fabulous Restorations is fueled by Zora Duntov's dream and direction for the GM flagship, an unblemished example of true potential. Go in confidence with proper improvements, performance and uncompromising perfection. Let us create a hand-crafted Fabulous Corvette for you.

Within the pages of this website you'll see some important people who know our racing endeavors and they too share respect for Zora's commitment to Corvette racing. However, our knowledge in building period correct race cars is only a fraction of this business.  Above all else, Fabulous Restorations is dedicated to NCRS top-flight standards, and the rarest of rare cars that are being worked on in our shop.

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A FABulous ZL1
1969 Corvette Coupe

All Original (Interior too!)
18,500 miles
Repainted in acrylic lacquer with original inconsistencies
No Body Damage

CHASSIS     ALL APPROPRIATE, CORRECT COMPONENTS
  • 427 Aluminum ZL 1
  • Original with correct Date Coding, Part Numbers, Casting Numbers and Equipment
  • Original A.I.R. System
  • Original 61 AMP 1100884 Alternator
  • Original 4296 Holley 850 Double Pumper
  • Original T. I. (Transistorized Ignition)
 
  • 052 Aluminum Block Built July 7, 1969
  • Original M-22 RockCrusher Close Ratio 4-Speed Trans
  • J-56 Brakes
  • Original 3:36 Heavy Duty Positraction
  • F-41 Suspension
  • Radio Delete

Classic car value has risen more than 500% over the past 10 years, according to the Historic Automobile Group.  Particularly today there are more buyers marked by a growing number of car show events than ever before.  Car collecting has become socially fashionable and often equated to an investment in fine jewelry.  It is a measure of personal wealth and of great importance constituting value well into the future.  Wise investments are serious and highly complex, often requiring a call to an expert.
 
Here's a 1967 L88 Corvette morphing into an SCCA Recreation by Fabulous Restorations
Shop Photos By Harvey Sherman

CHASSIS     

  • Complete chassis off restoration and period correct appropriate parts 
  • American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels
  • Goodyear "Blue Streak" Racing Tires
  • Race Prepared Interior
 
  • Custom Fabricated Roll Bar
  • Gauges & Switches
  • 3157804 Harrison Oil Cooler
  • Stahl Headers

 

Fabulous 1967 L88 Corvette on Track at Sebring

Adapting Corvette knowledge to recreate an extraordinary race car requires teamwork perfection, an essential process of restoration that assures a solid investment.

Up ahead, above all else, is Fabulous Restorations.