Purchase Price

70,000 USD

Landed Price

Vehicle description

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. 



LocationRoanoke, Alabama
Exterior colorPurple
Interior colorPurple
Transmission -
Engine sizeV-8
Odometer -
Title status -
Aftermarket wheels -
Restoration history -
Exterior conditionMint
Seat Material -
Air Conditioning -
AM/FM Radio -
Custom Stereo -
Tinted windows -
Power breaks -
Electronic ignition -
Engine history -
Engine conditionRunning
Drive train -


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