RARE Corvettes is a leading supplier of early vintage C1 Corvette restoration vehicles and early Corvette parts. We cater to the professional as well as hobby restorer providing restorable Corvette cars, parts, and extensive restoration services.


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We work hard to provide the cars, parts and services that lead to a successful restoration and customer experience.  Our reputation for integrity,  product guarantees, and extensive knowledge of  early Corvettes give our customers satisfaction and comfort that RARE Corvettes will be there throughout their restoration process.

My name is Joe Calcagno and I operate RARE Corvettes, a small, one person, but fully licensed, insured and bonded California retail automobile dealership specializing in early Corvettes and the parts that fit them.


My specialty years are 1956 through 1962 but I also do some business in Corvettes of other years. I offer personalized service, and strive for high quality and customer satisfaction. I have been in the automobile business in California for over forty years. I have a special connection to the early Corvettes. I received GM factory training and worked on them in Chevrolet Dealerships when they were new. I judge these cars in National competition, I give seminars and workshops, and I have written extensively on them, specializing in restoration techniques and items of special interest.


In addition to the restoration services and parts we have a very large selection of restorable Corvettes.


Finally, I work very hard to make every transaction a positive experience for my customers.

About RARE Corvettes

About Joe Calcagno