1965 Corvette "Resto-mod"
1965 Victory Red Body
White/Black two-tone leather interior
Custom Tube Chassis
02-04 Corvette LS1
Tremec 5-Speed Manual Transmission
4th Generation Corvette Brakes
4th Generation Corvette Suspension
If you've ever wanted a classic car to keep up with the newer showroom additions, this is your answer. With the exception of the wheels and brakes, this car appears as a newly restored 1965 Corvette. Further inspection while lifting the hood reveals a late model LS1 motor generously donated from a 2002-2004 Corvette, coupled to a 5-speed Tremec manual transmission. This power plant is mounted to a custom built chassis specifically designed and engineered to mount C4 Corvette suspension and brakes, while accepting the 1965 body at factory mounting places. The two-tone white and black leather interior offers an inviting position to command the 350 horsepower at the slightest coax of a left foot dab. Other new features include a factory fitting radio with bluetooth and iPod/iPhone hookup as well as an FM radio. The grand exterior styling is a nice offset to the snarl of the period correct side pipes with the power and reliability of an LS motor to back it up. This car is the real deal, and I know it sounds cliche, but seeing and driving it in person would make you agree.
This Corvette also has a DOCUMENTED build booklet with too many pictures to count.
The car is located at the shop that built it in Erie, Pa. Shipping/Delivery negotiable.
More pictures to follow or at request.
Putting the power behind the driver has been proposed frequently, and for more than 60 years
GM Styling Division had updated the sports car and added a rotary engine before the automaker pulled the plug on the project
They called it “King of the Hill”
The Pick of the Day has T-top, a long list of awards and honors, and very low mileage
This is the 30th and final car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
This is the 25th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
1979 El Vette has been donated to the National Corvette Museum
We’ll know how much collectors are willing to spend when the L88 duo crosses the Mecum block in Kissimmee