When it comes to locating Corvette performance products — or any performance products — I am certain that Swartz Creek, MI is not one of the first places you might think of. However, if you’re a Corvette enthusiast, you might have heard of the place. That is because Paragon Corvette Reproductions is a premier supplier of both reproduction, reconditioned, and NOS Corvette parts, and is located in Swartz Creek.
Every Corvette that rolls off the assembly line in Bowling Green does so with an undeniable performance heritage. The folks at Paragon want to help fans of America’s sports car improve upon that heritage with their focus on engineering and performance that results in products that not only perform but are affordable as well.
Paragon started in 1970, in a backyard garage, where they offered used parts and restoration services. Eventually, Paragon became one of the first companies to reproduce discontinued Corvette parts, which began a long and respected relationship with General Motors. In 1985, a new building was built and has since been expanded into its current 24,000 sq-ft facilities. The first catalog, consisting of a modest 32 pages was created and since that first issue, the company’s catalog has grown into four separate versions, one for each Corvette generation, C1, C2, C3, and C4.
As Paragon Reproductions grew, they secured the cooperation of Chevrolet and were able to use original GM blueprints and original tooling. Over time, this procedure revolutionized the entire industry and created a new standard for reproduction parts second to none. We now stock over 30,000 parts.
Corvette restoration, N.O.S., and used original parts are still a major element of the company. In fact, Paragon Vintage is a great resource for many Corvette enthusiasts. There is an immense inventory of rare N.O.S. and used parts for Corvettes from 1953 through ‘82. If a reproduction part does not fill your need, then Paragon Vintage parts will provide you with a high-quality original. Paragon Vintage has two large storage facilities stocked with engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds, all of which are tagged with casting numbers and dates. They even carry a wide selection of fuel injection units, carburetors, original distributors, and air cleaners. If you are looking for gauges, they also have used stock of almost every conceivable gauge or instrument.
Maybe you need body panels, doors, glass, and/or related trim moldings for both interior and exterior, dash pads, seats, wheels and tires, whatever, just ask. Do you need a convertible top or a hardtop? they have them. Available suspension components include frames, frame members, A-frames, steering systems, spindles, springs, all necessary bolts and brackets, and differential assemblies. Vintage can recondition almost any part from your treasured Corvette or offer the option of purchasing an original piece to replace it.
New Old Stock (N.O.S.) parts and used parts in excellent condition have always been the standard for Corvette repair. According to Paragon, they feel that their experience and love of the Corvette makes them the leading authority in all-Corvette service. To learn more about the many options that their Vintage department has to offer, call today at (800) 882-4688.
Paragon Vintage can recondition virtually any original part from your Corvette, be it molding, gauges, window regulators, radios, and carburetors are just a few of the hundreds of services available.