There are some folks out there who say they haven’t made a “real” Corvette since the last of the chrome bumpers in 1973.
Maybe the Lithuanian owner of this totally, and we do mean totally, chromed C6 convertible is one of those people.
We don’t know many details about the production of the car, but the guys at ReStyling who did it say this was a one-of-a-kind creation for its owner. There is, however, apparently a totally chromed Nissan 350Z done by the same company, so you’re not totally unique. Sorry.
You can check out the photos of both cars on autoevolution.com.
We tried to do a little research on ReStyling, which is based out of Latvia, but their website is in a language that this English-speaking journalist can’t understand. For you folks out there who failed Geography 101, Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by the Russian Federation, and to the southeast by Belarus,] and it shares a maritime border to the west with Sweden.
It’s a good thing this car was just wrapped in chrome vinyl and not actually chrome-plated the way classic Corvettes were made from 1953 to 1973. The cost would be exorbitant for the real thing.
While some may question the taste of this C? Corvette (that stands for Chrome? Corvette, by the way), we did notice that the recent unveiling of the C7 Corvette revealed a chrome strip dressing up the front grill of the Stingray and the fender emblem is chrome, too.
Could shiny Corvettes be making a comeback?