If you’re a big fan of the Transformers Corvette Stingray Coupe revealed in Chicago back in 2009, we have some good news and some bad news for you.
The bad news is that you can’t buy that particular car.
The good news is that apparently someone in Georgia liked the Stingray concept car so much that they went out and made one of their own – sort of.
Five Points Auto Sales in Decatur, Georgia is currently running an ad on its website and on Craigslist for a custom 2011 Corvette that has been “transformed” into a Stingray wannabe, only this time instead of silver, it’s in what appears to be torch red.
You can buy the car, which has less than 5,000 miles on the odometer, for $50,000.
That includes the custom front and rear work that looks somewhat like the Stingray concept with its split window in back, but we do place an emphasis on “somewhat.” While we are impressed with the considerable talents of whoever did the body work on this car, we’re not sure that their concept of the official Stingray concept translates into the real world. You can just tell from the awkward fender lines that this is just an ordinary C6 Corvette that’s been diced, sliced, and roto-rootered into something it was never intended to be.
We told you about a similar concept Stingray back in 2010, only done in yellow. We’re not sure whatever happened to that one, but one thing is for sure: After seeing these two concept tribute cars out in the real world, at least in photos, we’re positive that Chevy designers hit it out of the park with their real version of the Stingray due out in just a matter of weeks.
But, if you just have to have a Corvette Stingray that looks (somewhat) like the Transformers edition and not like the upcoming 2014 model from Chevy, then you might want to give these folks a call in Georgia.