If you watch the custom cars on display at the auto shows you’ve already seen the Corvette 789. Doesn’t look like a Corvette, does it? Built on a C6 Corvette chassis, the carbon fiber body panels give you the best of three worlds, the grille and headlights of a 57 Chevy, a side view reminiscent of a 58 Impala and the rear teardrop taillights and fins of a 59 Chevy, which leads to the name Corvette 7-8-9. It’s an amazing piece which carries off the blending of these three classics very well. What’s even better is you can buy the car now or if you prefer, they’ll build you another using your own donor C6 Vette or one they find for you.
If you want a fresh build, there are quite a few options including upgrades that will bring the 6 liter V8 up to 800 horsepower, interior and exterior colors of your choice with one exception, you cannot duplicate a color scheme already done which means your car will always be unique. There’s audio, video, navigation and much more available, just add money.
The idea of rebodied Corvettes or putting classic muscle car bodies on modern running gear is a nice trend away from the absolutely perfect restorations which become more museum piece than car. This isn’t cheap, obviously, workmanship of this type never is, but a high performance custom that turns heads and makes you smile, … how much is that worth?
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