The Chip’s Choice display for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle continues to take shape. Back in February we told you about the George Barris-built Asteroid Corvette scheduled to appear. Now joining that custom 1963 is another custom 1963 – this one with an Italian flare. Corvettes at Carlisle announced in their most recent email newsletter that the Corvette Rondine built by Pininfarina will also be in the Chip’s Choice display this year.
The theme for the 2013 Chip’s Choice display this year is the best of the best 1963 Corvettes. The selection is off to a great start with the Asteroid and now the Rondine. The 1963 Corvette Rondine car was initially built for the Paris Auto Show. It was on display at the Pininfarina Museum in Italy from the time it was built until January 2008. At that time it was shipped to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction where it promptly sold for $1.76 million dollars.
The Rondine is the only steel-bodied Corvette ever built. The shapely body sits on a 1963 Corvette frame and is powered by the 327/360hp engine. Those long body lines with their Italian styling actually make the car heavier than a stock 1963 Corvette. In contrast to the radical exterior, the interior remains largely as installed in St. Louis.
The 2013 edition of Corvettes at Carlisle show takes place August 23-25, 2013 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Registration is already on open make your plans now to attend this massive 3 day Corvette celebration. We’re looking forward to seeing this and all of the other Chip’s Choice cars in person this August.
Corvettes at Carlisle