Built by Joe Cusumano in 1995 ISCA Grand Champion in 1997 Barris Award Winner First King of Kustoms at Portland Roadster Show This car toured Sweden, Finland and Australia Build started as a 1957 Chevrolet 1962 327 CI Corvette V-8 engine GM 671 crankshaft-driven Blower kit Hurst Shifter 1957 Buick top chopped 3 inches Channeled 5 inches at the front graduating to 2.5 inches at the rear 1961 Chrysler front fender assembly Headlights extended 4 inches Front fender wells flared with 3/4-inch Chromoly tubing and boxed to conceal wiring Rear fender wells boxed and fenders extended 6 inches and raised 1.5 inches Trunk chopped 8 inches 1959 Cadillac taillights 1962 Jaguar independent rear suspension widened 8 inches Jaguar front suspension and universal joints Suspension system is either Gold or Chrome plated Metal fabrication utilized throughout the build with no fiberglass Brake and gas lines enclosed within modified square tube frame Colorado Custom wheels BF Goodrich Radical T/A tires The era of Digest-sized "Custom Rodder" will come to life for the owner of this unique 1957 Chevrolet built by Joe Cusumano. Car crafting had gone toward a more radical approach as the 1960s era began, and this creation ---- aptly named Legacy ----- captures that theme from every angle. Of course, programs of this nature began with a 'hot mill," as the writers would say, in the case a crrca-1962 327 CI Corvette V-8 engine with extensive detailing and equipped with a front-mounted 6-71 crankshaft-driven blower kit. Using period - appearing side-draft carburetors, gold and chrome plating with custom hand engraving abound on this powerplant, while a Hurst shift arm directs the transmission behind it. From the exterior, one notes the roofline ---- which came from a 1957 Buick ----- is chopped 3 inched and then channeled 5 inches at the front, graduating to 2.5 inches at the rear. The rear fender wells are boxed and the fender ends themselves were extended 6 inches and raised 1.5 inches, with 1959 Cadillac tail lights installed. Even the trunk is shopped 8 inches. A 1961 Chrysler front fender assembly showcases extended angular headlamps, with the front fender wells flared with 3/4-inch chromoly tubing and boxed to conceal wiring. Metal fabrication was utilized throughout the build with no fiberglass. A 1962 Jaguar independent rear suspension (widened 8 inches), front suspension and Jaguar universal joints provide underpinnings and components are either gold or chrome plated. The engine rests in hand-built motor mounts, while brake and gas lines have been enclosed within the modified square-tube frame. The deep tones selected for the paint are dramatic, with a power blue custom interior inside. The most modern upgrade beyond that is a set of Colorado Custom wheels that put it to the pavement through BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires. Through a car club jacket is not part of the sale, you'll feel like you are part of a select group of owners with Jim Cusumano's Legacy.