Some people love the open-air fun of a C2 convertible but like the appearance of the coupe better.
Now thanks to a Virginia company, they can have their cake and eat it, too.
DRS Automotive Fantom Works of Norfolk just released a video showing that it’s really not that complicated to install and remove their slick new Corvette hardtop that makes any C2 convertible look almost identical to the legendary 1963 Split Window Coupe. The only way to tell is the seam where the body and hardtop join.
Back in the day, the convertible was the cheaper way to go for Corvette enthusiasts since its sticker price in 1963 was $215 less than the coupe. (Oh, for those days again!) Of course, we all know that the one-year split window has proven to be well worth that extra money since it has become one of the most collectible Corvettes in history.
Personally we think this new convertible hardtop is a great idea since there is no way to enjoy open-air motoring in a C2 coupe. Now you can have the look of a coupe but when you want to go down the street in a convertible, you have that option, too.
We searched DRS’s website but couldn’t find any mention of a price for the hardtop. Since a convertible is usually a good bit cheaper than a coupe, even adding this new hardtop is probably still the cheapest way to get the look of a split window Corvette.