Article: Craftsman’s Corner – Kindig It Design’s Restomod 1957 Corvette

April 30, 2018

Craftsman’s Corner – Kindig It Design’s Restomod 1957 Corvette
Dave Cruikshank April 25, 2018, Corvette Online

From a car styling standpoint, Harley Earl is a tough act to follow. He was the original pimp daddy, dub-meister, “baller” designer of the 1920’s and he essentially invented car styling. When GM hired him in 1927, they wasted no time creating the first automobile design studio, “Art and Color” and named Earl as it’s first director. From there, Earl created the “concept” car and the blueprint for automotive design that’s still used today.

Improving a ’50s Corvette–and the brush of Harley Earl–is a tough task. You better have the talent and the skills to make it better, not worse. Customizing early Corvettes is controversial to some old car fans, but if done with a deft hand, the brilliance of the golden era of General Motors styling can be enhanced and rejuventated for a new audience.

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