Claremont Corvette was started by Tom Falconer in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England in 1977. In 1986, Tom moved the business to Snodland, Kent where it continues to operate today. Claremont Corvette sells the best used Corvettes and normally has 10 to 15 on display in our showroom, as well as a vast inventory of new and used parts. Our parts selection spans the straight axle cars of the fifties, through the 1963-67 Sting Rays, to the gorgeous 1968-82′s, with plenty more parts and experience for the hi-tech 1984-96 C4 models. We even sell used LT5/ZR1 parts. We are now also very experienced with the 1997-2013 C5 & C6 Corvettes and are currently servicing the new C7, too. We carry a large range of parts for these cars, and use the GM Tech2 diagnostic with direct link to GM in the USA. We have put more than 100 C5 Corvettes through the SVA test, and have converted 15 C6′s for the IVA test which has replaced the SVA. Tom Falconer went to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1965 to study architecture at the University. While still a student, he bought his first Corvette, a 1966 327/350 convertible, from Eric Burdon of the Animals. Tom started Claremont Corvette in 1977, buying and selling Corvettes and Corvette parts from the historic Chimney Mill Windmill on Claremont Road in Newcastle, from which the firm takes its name. Tom now lives near Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent and as an ardent opponent of commuting by car, cycles to work on one of his racing pedal cycles – “Cars and roads have been hijacked by commuters who mostly don’t even enjoy driving”. He has owned more than 900 Corvettes since 1970. Tom has written ten books about Corvettes, and has contributed monthly columns to Corvette Fever in the USA and Classic American and American Car World Magazine in the UK. The Chevrolet Corvette is the world’s most popular 2-seat sports car, more than 1.5 million have been sold since production started in 1953. Corvettes have rust proof fiberglass bodies, which not only makes the Corvette the world’s best selling fiberglass vehicle but also explains why an estimated 1,000,000 are still in use! All Corvettes produced since 1955 have V8 engines, renowned for their longevity and robust power. Most are the legendary small block, 5.7 litres from 1969 to 2004, but a big block version was available for the decade between 1965 to 1974.
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Corvette Centre, Malling Road