Curtis Fish has his Pride and Joy in his 2017 C7 Grand Sport Corvette. Though it is a newer model, he has altered it to be what he wants, without voiding any warranties. Read on to see what he has done and don’t forget to check out all of the pictures at the bottom of the page to see what a clean corvette he has.
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What type of vehicle is this?
Make, Model, Year of Project
Chevrolet, Grand Sport Corvette, 2017
What stage is this in?
When did you purchase it and for how much?
Purchased my Grand Sport on March 4, 2017 for $78,000.
The car listed for $83,000.
Why did you choose this vehicle?
My first Corvette was a 2002 Torch Red Corvette Coupe. My Dad really enjoyed riding in my Corvette.
I kept my first Corvette for 10 years. My Dad and Step Mom both were Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012. I had to sell my Corvette and buy a 4 door sedan so I could take my Dad and Step Mom to the Doctor.
My Step Mom passed in 2013 and my Dad passed in November 2015.
I gave Chevrolet a couple of years to work out the bugs and bought my C7 Grand Sport in March 2017.
When I am driving my C7 I think back about the times my Dad and I went for a ride in my 2002 Corvette. Such great memories!!
What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.
My 2017 Grand Sport was purchased new in Grapevine, TX
What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?
My Corvette is still under warranty so I have made no engine modifications.
I have added a Stage 2 Carbon Fiber splitter, added ACS Composite XL Rock Guards, has GTechniq Ceramic Coating applies to the whole car including the wheels and calipers, Xpel PPF applies to the front bumper, Stage 2 Splitter, hood and outside mirrors.
I also converted the exterior trim from silver Corvette logos and wheels to black Corvette Logos and black wheels.
Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?
My Corvette is still under warranty so I have made no engine mods.
I have added a Stage 2 Carbon Fiber splitter, added ACS Composite XL Rock Guards
It has GTechniq Ceramic Coating applies to the whole car including the wheels and calipers
Xpel PPF applies to the front bumper
Stage 2 Splitter, hood and outside mirrors.
Where have you purchased your parts?
My Grand Sport Corvette is still stock from the engine and exhaust stand point.
I have purchased the Stage 2 Splitter and the XL Rock Guards from ACS Composite, out of Canada
What about you?
I believe Corvettes are America’s favorite sports car. I like to drive fast and enjoy keeping my Corvette extremely clean.
If I take a road trip with the local Corvette Club I’ll wash / clean her up the first day I am back in town.
Any stories regarding this project?
As a member of the Caprock Corvette Club here in West Texas, we have taken some great weekend trips.
We have driven to Big Bend National Park in South West Texas.
There were some excellent roads with plenty of “S” turns for everyone!
We recently took a trip to Leakey, Texas and Fredericksburg, TX. Again some great driving roads with some excellent S turns.
The Caprock Corvette Club has two car shows a year; both benefiting local charities (West Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels).
The Corvette Car show in January is at the American Windmill Museum where we have averaged 60 Corvettes from every Generation. In June we host a second car show in south Lubbock where we also average 60 Corvettes.
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