Hardtops for the Corvette C1 (1956 - 1962)

1956-62 - Base Price $1399.00

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Description

When the weather is fair and the top is down nothing beats the joy of driving an Corvette convertible! However, when the top is up, it's not so great. If the weather is too hot, too cold, too wet or if you are on a long drive on the freeway, you just can't beat a Smooth Line Hardtop. Now you can have the best of both worlds!

Is your convertible top getting ragged, tired looking, ruining the appearance of your car, or worse yet, leaking?  It is time for the Smooth Line solution, the ULTIMATE REPLACEMENT CONVERTIBLE TOP.  Bring back the pride and joy of ownership of your ride!

Adding a Smooth Line Hardtop is one of the best styling and practical improvements that can be made to your convertible. Coming or going, our custom designed Hardtop will give an exciting, clean, sleek appearance to your Corvette while protecting you from unwanted noise and weather. It is reported that the Smooth Line Hardtop is more practical than the Factory Style because of it's light weight, less than 35 pounds, and superior weather sealing.

 

Smooth Line offers two different Hardtops for the C-1, a 56-60 model which features a flat trailing edge, or a 61-62 model which features an indent in the trailing edge to accommodate the center Factory styling line.  Other than that, they are identical.

This Parrish Designed Removable Hardtop, which was introduced "way back when" features a large wrap around rear window  increasing visibility with a very sleek and low look. Coming or going, our Hardtop will give your Corvette a very aggressive stance that will definitely make heads turn! If you want an all new, inexpensive, complete Hardtop, this is it!

The interior is upholstered in a thick OEM felt automotive headliner material that will compliment the interior of your car. This headliner significantly absorbs road noises and also is an excellent insulator against heat or cold. Now you will be able to have normal conversation or really enjoy your favorite music on your stereo. Great on long drives!

Our rain guards will help keep your seats dry when the door is opened. This new Hardtop is complete with thick rubber moldings attached to ensure a weather tight seal. When your Corvette is parked or in storage, a Smooth Line Hardtop also adds additional security for the car and personal items, while preserving the convertible top from the elements.

All Smooth Line Hardtops are made in the USA by American craftsmen. Quality is an absolute! All production is done in house to insure high standards. The shell is a premium grade automotive fiberglass composite which is very strong but light weight. The upgraded (extra cost) primed exterior is factory finished to perfection with two coats of smooth black urethane primer ready for a top coat color of your choice. For the best color match, we recommend using a local high quality auto body paint shop that can computer scan your Corvette to match the paint. Other upgraded exterior finishes available. See below.

Every Smooth Line Hardtop is custom made to order by our expert trained craftsman one at a time and are assigned a unique serial number. We have a 10 YEAR Limited Warranty  

The Smooth Line Corvette Hardtop is complete with headliner, rear window, seals & mounting hardware. Nothing extra to buy!

Read about Smooth Line hardtops in Corvette Enthusiast.

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Features (included in base price)

HARDTOP SHELL

  • High strength, light weight, precision molded, hand laid, oven cured fiberglass composite.  Approximately 35 lbs. Easy to lift on and off.

  • Premium automotive grade materials

  • Exterior rain guards.

Exterior Finish ( Base Model)

  • Grey sandable gel coat designed for easy finishing using normal body shop technics.

  • Many exterior  upgrade options available.

 

Interior (Base Model)

  • The interior is fully upholstered with a thick charcoal grey color automotive headliner. 

  • Improved sound and insulating properties compared to the convertible top. Upgrade options available

 

Rear Window (Base Model)

  • Clear Plexiglas ( 1/8" thick- same as glass)

  • This light weight impact resistant acrylic material will not discolor or become foggy and with reasonable care will last for years.

  • Upgradable to tinted Plexiglas.

 

Attachment Hardware

  • The front and rear mounting system is custom designed for the C-1  Corvette.

  • All metal components are made of high strength corrosion resistant steel and are designed to provide a simple, secure, and professional fitting Hardtop.

  • This application does not require any modification to the vehicle and is easy to install.

  • Once installed the hardtop can be easily removed or reattached in minutes without any tools.

 

Weather Seals

  • Custom extruded rubber moldings are matched to the windshield, rear deck and side window to ensure a weather tight seal.

  • These OEM quality materials are resistant to sunlight aging, water absorption, and ozone.

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HAARTZ Exterior Color Options

Interior Color Options

Options / Up Grades

 

EXTERIOR FINISH OPTIONS

GEL COATED EXTERIOR FINISH:  Base Model

DESIGNED FOR THE DIY OR PROFESSIONAL BODY PERSON
Grey sandable "as molded" surface with some slight surface irregularities, mold seams, etc. Bodywork will be required to make paint ready, block sanding, filling, priming, and fitting to car before painting. Rear window, exterior moldings, and seals are to be installed after painting. These hardtops are shipped complete with all parts.

PRIMED EXTERIOR FINISH:  Upgrade $300.00 extra  RECOMMENDED FOR A PAINTED FINISH.
Smooth Line hardtops are available with a smooth, black urethane primer ready for color topcoat. “Ready for topcoat’ means that the body shop will have a minimum of prep before spraying the color coat. Absolutely no body work will be necessary. Our prime coating is compatible with all top coats. Color matching is an art! We have found the most accurate color match can be achieved at a quality body shop which uses the latest computer equipment to match the color on your vehicle. Rear window, exterior moldings, and seals are to be installed after painting. These hardtops are shipped complete with all parts.

Are there any other options for the exterior other than painting?

HAARTZ VINYL EXTERIOR FINISH: Upgrade $400.00 extra

READY TO INSTALL ON YOUR CAR

This upgrade is truly distinctive and reminds one of the roof treatments of the 60’s Muscle cars. Tightly stretched, " Classic" sewn seams front to rear,. Very understated subtle appearance. (Not your grandfather’s Lincoln). There is no need for painting with the vinyl exterior option. Haartz Brand is world renown as the premium automotive vinyl, a very tough material that usually outlasts painted finishes! All exterior moldings and windows are factory installed. These hardtops are shipped complete with all parts, ready for easy installation and use.

View color choices.

FLAT BLACK FINISH:  Upgrade $350.00 extra

RECOMMENDED AS THE MOST ECONOMICAL CHOICE

READY TO INSTALL ON YOUR CAR
Almost flat black finish, very low sheen, reminds one of hot rod primer as seen on the latest exotics. Not paint, this tough composite vinyl material, factory bonded to the hardtop fiberglass shell, is extremely durable, super easy to maintain and will probably outlast your car. No need for painting! All exterior moldings and windows are factory installed. These hardtops are shipped complete with all parts, ready for easy installation and use. 

CARBON FIBER TEXTURED EXTERIOR FINISH: Upgrade $400.00 extra

READY TO INSTALL ON YOUR CAR
High tech look! Three dimensional, with amazing light reflecting qualities. Low gloss, marine grade, not a film, won’t yellow or craze. This factory installed textured covering is a very tough material, usually lasts as long as a painted finish! All exterior moldings and windows are factory installed. These hardtops are shipped complete with all parts, ready for easy installation and use.  (See Video)

INTERIOR  OPTIONS

Upholstered in a thick OEM felt automotive headliner material that will compliment the interior of your car. This headliner significantly absorbs road noises and also is an excellent insulator against heat and cold. Now you will be able to have a normal conversation or really enjoy your favorite music. Great on long drives!

CHARCOAL GREY:   Base Model

BLACK OR TAN:   Upgrade $150.00 extra

3x thicker than base. Very plush.

Improved sound and insulating properties compared to the convertible top.

REAR WINDOW OPTIONS

CLEAR PLEXIGLAS (1/8" thick-same as glass)   Base Model

This light weight impact resistant acrylic material will not discolor or become foggy and with reasonable care will last for years.

TINTED PLEXIGLAS:  Upgrade $50.00 extra

Dark tint. Great for privacy, bright sunlight or bothersome high beams.

BRITE TRIM PACKAGE OPTION

HARDTOP BRIGHT TRIM: Upgrade $200.00

Compliments the existing bright trim on your Corvette  for the perfect finished look

All Smooth Line Hardtops are complete. Nothing else to buy!
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Installation
  • Smooth Line Hardtops require no modification to your car.

  • The convertible top does not need to be removed.

  • It stays with the car in the down position when the Hardtop is mounted. 

 

     10 YEAR Limited Warranty