It's no secret that I'm not a fan of composite rear springs, mainly because they are bouncy and expensive. This is another trait of the composite rear spring.
I suspect maybe the spring has been jacked up in the past and sustained some damage, but we have seen this on a few occasions, so ... Read More
I get a lot of guys say to me 'Oh the car was resored in the US so it must be good' - Really?
This is the main HEI distributor feed on a car that has just been subject to a 'high end US restoration' - see how they used the wrong kind of spade comnnector for the distributor, and then just ... Read More
Nicola's 75 after a new exhaust, radiator support and a few other bits and pieces, this is one of those rare gems, unmolested and a really nice car, we saw Nicola and father Ian at the Mopar Euronats - she'd just run a very respectable 1/4 mile in this Vette, thats what it's all about!Read More
9 years since our last trip, we eventually squeezed in a whirlwind trip to the Le Mans 24 hour race. After a 3 hour trip to Folkestone and a 4 hour train delay, we then had a miserable 5 1/2 hour journey in our old 62 through the pouring rain. The old girl didn't miss a beat though, save for a cr... Read More
It was a pretty sad old shop without Daisy, so we got ourselves another little pup.
This is Charlie about to launch a full scale attack on me. Full of mischief and buggerment, he's a sweet little fella that likes to unpack parcels as quickly as I can pack them.
He also seems to be... Read More
We had a great time on Saturday at our open day. I didn't count how many cars turned up but we were pretty full!
Roel did a great job on the BBQ, and the support crew really excelled themselves, most men that tried June's sausage rolls shortly proposed to her, the way to a mans heart eh j... Read More
Join us this Saturday for an open day at our new shop.
Doors open at 10.30, there will be tea and coffee served all day, donuts galore and a barbeque 12.30-2pm
There will be a show and shine with visitors choice, and a £50 CK voucher for the win... Read More
A sad day for us here. Regular visitors will have met our lovely spaniel, and will know she was the sunshine of our day. Our little girl has suffered with ill health as of late, and we lost her today.
it will be a strange CK without the spaniel fraggling around, anyone that turned up arou... Read More
Always nice to see something different turn up at the shop, here to collect a set of glass tops in the Testarossa!
A bit of a childhood fantasy for me, we rolled up the sleeves of our Armani jackets and trundled down the bypass, at a steady 49mph thanks to the average speed cameras..... Read More
En route to Le Mans, Scott, the main man at Corvette Central, and his wife Pam called in to see us. It was great to meet Scott after all these years, and to show him the glamour that is Corvette restoration in the UK.
Scott dealt with my Dad from day one of Corvette Kingdom, and pretty mu... Read More
An unfortunate ocurance, but part of classic car ownership I guess. Terry's new pickup let him down, thanks to some muck from the fuel tank sucked into the carb. Keep them tanks full you guys!
It's not all doom and gloom though. Apparently the AA run a 'competition' between the drivers to... Read More
A few of you know I'm a keen cyclist. A friend and fellow Corvetter is cycling from Norwich to Ireland in memory of his mother so if anyone feels they would like to donate to his charity then that would be great. See the following:
I'm Cycling from Norwich to Northern Ireland... Read More
Open from 10am to 4pm on May 14th. You are welcome to visit us for a chat and a look around. We will provide a buffet lunch between 12 and 2, refreshments, tea, coffee and cake all day.
We will have both ramps available, you can see under your car and we will give free appraisals, an... Read More
A common problem with Corvettes. This 77 was bought off ebay with a steering column in a thousand pieces. The column was sent to us for a rebuild and repaint in the correct smoke grey. Seen here just before being packed and shipped back to the owner for installation. Good as new!... Read More
We are restoring Andy's 70 coupe at the moment and have regular visits from Andy and his family. Now Andy's dad has got in on the act with the stunning 79 we had for sale.
This was a car I body off'ed in 2000 and it looks as good to this day. Here Tony's new pride and joy is on its way ho... Read More
Another one out of hibernation! Dougs very nice 4speed 81 has had very little use and has been in the same hands for many years. Doug has just bought the car and has been doing a bit of recommissioning. Good to see another one out there getting some use!... Read More
We had a great time at this years CCCUK Nationals, Chris turned up with his Grand Sport, then Tony arrived with his Stingray Racer, nice to see these two again!
Its always good to see old faces, and to meet new ones. A great display of cars, both show winners and daily drivers. Roll on ne... Read More
John's 78 looking good, and sounding awesome! The new carpet set and door panels are in, in their custom colour combination. We can have any year interior parts custom made on the correct tooling in any colour so it looks factory. John also had a new set of Hooker sidepipes fitted, no wonder he's... Read More
Bit of an up and down kind of day....Last week Pat collected Silverbird from my Mum, a lack of use the last couple of years sealed the deal, and Di felt the time was right to move on, but a lot of memories for us with this old girl. This was my Dads pet project, and got the best of everything, bu... Read More
Congratulations Tony! Tony swept away with this years Car of the year award with his stunning 62. We did a body off chassis refurb on this car 2005/6 and Tony has carried on with detail work around the rest of the car, makes it all worthwhile.... Read More
My 68 at an end, and absolutely stunning it is too, slightly modified with a 700R4 4 speed auto, smart struts,aluminium heads, and an ipod integrated in to the original radio!
This drives superbly after the body off and suspension rebuild, not to mention the new paint, new interior, ... Read More
We made it. despite crashing on a roundabout on the last day. I limped into Paris on 2 wheels albeit with a suspected cracked rib - what a hero!
We had a fabulous week. met some great people. and will have raised over £2000 for Action Medical research.
Heres almost all of our grou... Read More
The Corvette Kingdom London to Paris cycle team have taken training to new heights. Here photographed during an epic climb in the spanish mountains.
Over 5 hours in the saddle in 38 degrees. Not an easy task but if it was easy. everyone would be doing it!
A big thank you to all that spo... Read More
As part of our training Peter flew over last weekend with his bike. He and I took part in the Suffolk Sunrise 100 mile bike ride. again for Action Medical Research.
We covered a total 0f 106 miles in 6 hours and 37 minutes. Pictures here before and after!!
Please sponsor us by going to... Read More
Just to show how diverse and talented we are. this is Ronni's Karmann Ghia coupe we restored late last year. I owned this some years ago and it has come full circle back to us. although pretty shabby when we got it. looks pretty as a picture now.... Read More
Peters 69 hits the road in a big way. and I have to say this is the finest driving convertible Corvette I have ever been in. Fabulously powerful. very tight. just a pleasure.
With the ZZ502 motor and the Tremec 5 speed manual transmission. cruise at 1500 rpm. then accelerate hard without ev... Read More
Check back through the workshop updates pages to see this fabulous machine being built. This car has a lot of upgrades.
Aluminium radiator. twin spal cooling fans. march serpentine system. remote power steering reservoir too name a few.
After a body off one year. repaint the next. this year its the interiors turn. We had these leather seat covers custom made for Stuart in the USA. and they look fabulous. New carpets. door panels. and lots more besides make this one of the best seats in the house.... Read More
Go out and buy this months American Car World. and read all about Steve's beautiful 67 coupe. This car ticks all the boxes!
Steve is pictured here with C5R driver Oliver Gavin who was very complimentary about Steve's car at this years CCCUK Nationals. I don't know whos chest swelled the most... Read More
Tims 76 has just received new suspension bushes and aprings. along with a new set of factory ralley wheels and tyres and is looking fabulous. and driving the way it should.
Only to spoil the day with a noisy diff. then a faulty neutral safety switch. but thats old cars for you. all easily fi... Read More
After 6 1/2 years ownership I said goodbye to dear old Blue bird today. incredibly sad to see it go but I have been thinking about this on and off for a while. Ive got itchy feet and neeed another project.
I hope the new owner will enjoy this car as much as I have. he's got himself an awesom... Read More
Ok. so the car arrives at 5pm on sale or return. is sold at 11.30am the following day. and the cost is from œ350 plus vat. If that isn't value for money I don't know what is. so what are you waiting for. I have a list of people waiting to buy Corvettes from Corvette Kingdom. all I need are ... Read More
Monday was our big day at Rockingham Raceway. Mike Key had rented the circuit for a couple of hours to photograph Tony's Sting Ray Racer replica. and of course. we took advantage of this. As you can see. Corvette Kingdom really are number 1!
I rode round the circuit with Tony. and for me th... Read More
Remember this. a fairly tired old Buick taken in part exchange?
Luckily for the Buick it was bought by Steve. who has the lovely 67 coupe that took best C2 at this years nationals. So the Buick got the facelift it was crying out for. and Steve is one of the few guys we would do anything non ... Read More
I have placed a photo casebook of our Sting Ray Racer replica on our gallery page. there are a lot of photos. and is a general start to finish story of this car. upto the unveiling before the owner at this years Corvette nationals.
This may seem a lot to some. but I think this car deserves t... Read More
Peters new 69 roadster is really getting the good stuff here. a brand new ZZ502 big block crate motor has arrived. This is 502 cubic inches and 502 horsepower. with 567 foot pounds of torque....Oh and aluminium heads.
This will be attached to a Tremec 5 speed manual and a 3.70 rear end. Shou... Read More
Very well done to Steve Bolton and Graeme Inglis at this years Corvette Nationals. Steve took first place in the 63-67 class. after winning a Gold in last years concours. A very happy Graeme not only took a Gold award in the concours. but also first place in the 68-72 class.
Powered by a 400hp+ engine factory motor linked to a TH350 Auto trans. and weighing a fraction of a stock Corvette. this will be a flyer. and the steeroids and smart struts will keep it going around the sweeping bends - this has the best of everything....
This uses a stock Corvette chassis.... Read More
At the 2006 Corvette Club nationals we unveiled our Sting Ray Racer secret project. thanks to owner Tony Pitt for this opportunity. This is the culmination of three years work. my fathers idea. and based on Bill Mitchells 1959 Sting Ray Racer. this is our interprotation. and even if I say so myse... Read More
Some owners will stop at nothing to get on the Corvette Kingdom News page....Phil dons his custom overalls. especially matched to the car and with full decals. he needs a go faster stripe but at least his car doesnt. this packs a 425hp engine factory crate motor fitted by ourselves. Phil took me ... Read More
Having fitted a few of these recently. I'm very impressed with this. this is one upgrade that I think is absolutely the way to go. these boxes are now tough and reliable. and make cruising in your auto Corvette equal to that of a modern car. 4 speed with an 'overdrive' lock up torque converter. 9... Read More
What a shame I loused this picture up!
two 1964 coupes back to back. things don't get much better than this. but guess what....both these cars have disc brakes!
Both Geoffs red 64 and Chris' blue 64 have had our disc brake conversion. Geoff phoned a couple of days back..delighted!
... Read More
So Graemes 1970 coupe draws to a close. a few teething problems to sort on the shakedown runs. but nothing too dramatic.
This is one hell of a machine. look back through the workshop updates to see the full specs of this car. or go to www.graemeinglis.com
So Graemes 1970 coupe draws to... Read More
Three go mad in France. a very special trip this one. for a number of reasons. not least that Mum gives her reborn 74 a proper outing. almost run in at the time. the newly rebuilt 350 with aluminum heads. inlet and a new rochester. along with tach drive HEI distributor. 700R4 4 speed auto (90 at ... Read More
Thanks to all at the Corvette Club for this years Nationals. everybody had a great time. achieved record bar bills. and enjoyed each others company.
Well done all....
Thanks to all at the Corvette Club for this years Nationals. everybody had a great time. achieved record bar bills. and... Read More
After an almost painful amount of puns. shouldn't happen to a vette. dog at the vettes etc etc. thought I'd show our boy enjoying a bit of open top motoring. complete with dog seat belt and bandanna. when I'm gone I want to come back as a dog in the Groves household!!!... Read More
Peters 78 flying the flag after a front end repaint. new mounted leather seat covers. and of course the decal set. there was some deliberation with the decal set. should we? shouldn't we?
I think Peter made the right decision.
Peter also has a 67 roadster. a 61 roadster. an 82 col... Read More
Don't forget this years corvette Club Nationals at Knebworth house. Knebworth this weekend 25/26 June.
We will be there to meet old friends. and put faces to the voices. looking forward to seeing everyone again.
We will have a chassis on display. we are also lucky enough to have the 196... Read More
The original Corvette specialist
Ray passed away peacefully at home on Saturday Februrary 19th after a long fight with cancer. Ray stayed very strong and brave right to the end. and always with good humour. he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Please go to page ... Read More
For all those that didn't beleive a solid axle car could drive so good. These two have received full steering box rebuilds. eliminating almost all of the play in their steering boxes. I was amazed at the difference it makes. If you want to keep your early car stock and still drive it. this is the... Read More
Thanks to Street Machine this month for their two page profile of Corvette Kingdom. Go out and buy it. and learn about how it all started....
Thanks to Street Machine this month for their two page profile of Corvette Kingdom. Go out and buy it. and learn about how it all started....
"Volkans 69 is finished!!
Here the 69 and the 61 are pictured together. the 61 is the next project. new soft top. 17"" alloys and disc brakes for this one. imagine these two parked next to the Ferrari. the M5. the two Harleys.....who says life is dull!
Words fail me now!
At the Grand Prix yesterday. Volkan offered me a drive in his 550 Maranello. I've been sat here for some time thinking how to describe it. and I can't.
All I can say is.....I want one. I want one. I want one.......
Driving this monster through Silverstone. on a ... Read More
Some more memories of this years nationals. you'll be pleased to note that I have not issued a sound file of Chris Sale and myself singing along with the band. actually I was miming. but don't tell EMI.
If you missed this years event. don't make the same mistake twice. this is the only time... Read More
From time to time you see something that leaves you speechless. and this is it. built entirely from scratch. with a finish that would put most production cars to shame. and powered by a chevy V8.....
Alan Sabberton. owner of Sabena Marine in nearby Wroxham has built this car. brought it to ... Read More
Steves 67 is now back where it belongs. after a power brake conversion. rear end rebuild. including new wheel bearing assemblies. new front carpets. and a new 368hp Beck engine. this is one fantastic machine. full wheel alignment has been carried out. and this car now drives like a new car. just ... Read More
We're hitting France now. Three of us our cruising down to Le Mans this week for the 24 hour race. me in my 82. Dean in his 68 roadster. and Chris in his 64 coupe. Watch out for more pics...
Looking forward to seeing more Corvette owners there. I'm sure there will be a few!... Read More
My 82 has been under the knife once more. all thistalk of beck engines has left me wanting. so a 1987 Corvette engine has been planted under the hood. complete with aluminum heads. new cam and inlet. sounds a lot nicer. and goes a lot better. I still have a raunchy motor on my wish list. but we'l... Read More
Alan collected his 75 yesterday. after a body off chassis refurb. this one drives like a new car. the dash has been resprayed with black interior dye. and looks as good as new. and everything works!! Thanks to Alan. and good luck. with many happy miles ahead of him.... Read More
Decency prevents from saying what I wanted to say about this car. A 383 Beck Racing engine has just been installed. this is really something. just over 400hp and 470 ft/lbs of torque. This really is something else. and I love it. even though its still running in. you just know its going to fly. I... Read More
Volkan has been at it again!!!
Missing the 61 so much. he bought a 69 to fill the void. we've got a few chassis repairs to do. along with a few other bits and pieces. then Volkan will be cruising in this retro custom. Keep an eye on workshop updates for progress to this monster....
Tim had the most beautiful day for his drive home. the engine fully rebuilt along with many other bits and pieces. and this really did look. and sound the part. unfortunately the rev counter gave up the ghost on the way. the joys of 30 year old motoring!!
Still. the old girl runs a treat. an... Read More
It has become company policy at Corvette Kingdom to name all the cars we work on....sad. but true.
It all started with this 79 coupe. Chris Sale saw this car and deemed it 'the yellow bird'. since then. there has been yellow bird 126.96.36.199 etc etc. red bird. blue bird. silver bird. the list go... Read More
After many setbacks this one is finally finished. one transmission rebuild later I am loving driving this car more than I ever imagined. it looks great and drives great. I'm averaging more miles a week than I can afford! Just a few minor detailing jobs under the hood now. I guess ... Read More
Mums been at it again!
Now she's got 86 style seats retrimmed in the original 74 colour AND a shortened tilt/tele steering column. This has improved the driving position in this car dramatically. now the seats hold you firmly and the steering wheel is a nice distance from you. It also looks ... Read More
This is the car GM should have built... Mums 74 is tearing up the countryside in a big way. and she's loving every minute of it. quite right too. This car looks fabulous. it drives great. What more could you want??(except a new soft top and a cd player??eh Mum??) Well my 82 has got to be paid for... Read More
Visit our new body panel section. we have been manufacturing our own body panels for many years. many of which are used by other Corvette specialists in this country. These are the panels we use in our own workshops. and are of the highest quality. and of course. are a fraction of the prices in t... Read More
Contrary to popular belief. it's not all body off rebuilds. We are also more than happy to help on the smallest jobs. from routine servicing and maintainence. to unit rebuilds. If your steering column is giving you problems. or you need a trailing arm rekitting. give us a call and send it along. ... Read More
Micks 65 is complete. having had the dash removed and rsprayed. new convertible top and carpet set. and a lot of mechanics. this is Ronni's favourite. and I've been told I have to work very hard and get her one. what with her and my Mum. I'll never get my own car finished!... Read More
This one looks great. originally sporting dark green paint. which had suffered from time. Martin's 90 looks fabulous in it's new bright red. now with a set of collector edition 5 spoke wheels. really is a headturner. next on Martins wish list is a new interior. its also our next winter project!Read More
After a repaint. engine rebuild and disc brake conversion. this 61 has been given a new lease of life. just what the old girl needed to last another forty years.
We will see this car again winter 2003 for a new interior package to go in.
"Pauls 79 is now complete having undergone a full body off. This car drives great. a secondhand diff has been fitted. along with new brake calipers. fuel and brake lines and new bushes. This is the ex Gary Numan car. Paul has been in touch with the singer and apparently he is very keen to see the... Read More
Deans is at last enjoying his bright red convertible. whilst not a restoration. this slightly modified 68 looks a treat. and is a real performer. This is Deans first Corvette. and its certainly racking up the miles. but then. thats what they're for!... Read More
As always. everyone involved made this a fabulous weekend. if you were there. then you'll know what I mean. if you weren't. then you missed out. Some fabulous cars and great people.
Great to see so many of our customers. old and new. Thanks again to everyone for all their efforts.
This car will be no stranger to those who attended the CCCUK Nationals at Knebworth. although perhaps not as you see it here. This is the latest long term project car to leave our shop. Steve and Mel Higginbottoms 1975 coupe. This car has undergone a full frame refurbishment. repaint. and a misce... Read More
The latest car to leave our shop having undergone this conversion is Chris Sales? 1964 coupe. Chris really loves this car and has owned it for many years. it really is a driver and this is where Chris goes to town on it. The disc brake conversion has only served to increase his enjoyment all the ... Read More
Over the last few months we have carried out body off refurbishments and suspension overhauls on a number of 80-82 Corvettes. Almost all of these cars have suffered major chassis cracking at the front end. This seems to be a common problem with the later cars. we think resulting from a great deal... Read More