Perhaps in another dimension, this car could have existed on the original GM Motorama circuit. The thought of ‘prototype show car’ quickly comes to mind when first viewing this 1965 Corvette convertible, finished in rich Silver with Black accents. In keeping with the old-school custom ideas, it features shaved door handles, shaved head-lamp covers, and stack-style injection. However, the way-back machine accelerates right back into the 21st century when the details of this special performance car are unveiled. Created during a two-year, professional body-off restoration, it blends the past to the present. The big-block engine displaces a healthy 572 CI, featuring aluminum heads, body color engine paint, and billet fuel injection equipment.
This includes the fuel rails and paired throttle bodies; even the air horns are billet fabricated. A custom-bent and fitted side exhaust with electronic cutouts and Black ceramic-coating takes care of business. Behind the modern engine is a 6-speed transmission. Open a door, and inside is an interior finished in Black leather, with a hand-formed sheet metal dash board featuring modern gauges. This classic now rides on a custom-built chassis with carefully matched and fabricated components including a custom independent rear suspension, plus adjustable coilover shocks and 6-piston Wilwood brakes on all four corners.
The final touch are the Billet Specialties wheels that measure 19-inches in front and 20-inches at the rear, all using Michelin Pilot Sport tires, that portend to the modern era the vehicle was executed in. However, unlike the some of the show cars of old, this Corvette has been rebuilt as a street-terrorizing presentation of today’s best technology. This opportunity will allow you become the owner of a one-off resto-modded show piece with bite to back its billing.