The idea for creating a major Corvette parts business in California began in
1975 when the only major source for obtaining parts was from Chevrolet
dealerships. Most dealerships had really no desire to stock inventory for such
a low volume specialty car as the Corvette, since restoration of these vehicles
had not yet reached any serious consumer level. Parts books were limited and
Corvette owners had to rely on the willingness of employees at the Chevrolet
parts counter to try and research and special order desired items. After
obtaining an old Chevrolet parts book from the parts manager of my local
dealership, I realized that parts I was told I could not get were in fact
available but it took more research then the counter parts employees were
willing to spend.
While restoring the suspension of my 1971 Coupe, I developed a passion for
researching parts numbers. This passion made me wonder why no one had ever
thought of opening up on the West Coast a full line Corvette parts business and
supply the many local Corvette owners with parts and supplies.
In early 1977, Corvette Stop opened for business in San Jose, California. Over
the years, business grew and we have relocated numerous times to larger
locations to best satisfy the growing demand for parts. The business is
currently located near Sacramento, California with our concentration being on
only the early Corvette parts (1953-82). Corvette Stop has the capabilities of
shipping parts worldwide.