Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has been seen around Hollywood lately in his West Coast Custom’s 1959 Corvette.
“Will.i.am and I share a passion for creativity and he approached me with a new project that he envisioned,” West Coast Customs founder Ryan Friedlinghaus says, “and he knew we were the best in the business. Working with Will and his creativity is exciting and inspiring.”
The red car with white side panels has a 1959 Corvette body on a custom-made tube chassis with 2008 C6 Corvette running gear. It even has a built-in iPad in the center console – no word on whether he’ll upgrade to the iPad 3 that was announced earlier this week. Other features include a custom hand-fabricated front end, “white wall” rims from Colorado Customs, Continental Tires, a reupholstered interior from a 2008 Corvette, and a West Coast Customs’ sound system upgrade.
Will.i.am is a big car fanatic – having tracked down a rare DeLorean DMC-12 for his band’s 2010 music video for “Gettin’ Over You.”
The singer is captured in several photos in the custom Corvette, including one where he is exiting the vehicle while looking stylish in a two-toned blazer and white slacks.
West Coast Customs was made famous for its custom builds on the MTV show Pimp My Ride and TLC’s Street Customs.
The custom-built ’59 Corvette was unveiled on the show in October 2011.
U.K. Daily Mail