We’ve talked about the Forgiato Widebody C7 Corvette Stingrays before because frankly, we think they’re cool. And while some other auto sites and Corvette traditionalists continue to bash these cars, we hold them up as great examples of the what can be done with a base Corvette Stingray when you have time, money and a vision.
The Forgiato Corvette widebodies burst onto the automotive stage just before last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Having received their initial Corvette Stingray from our friends at Purifoy Chevrolet in Ft. Lupton, CO, the Corvette was modified in just a few weeks by the car designer Topo (aka The Widebody King) at TS Designs.
The custom Corvette widebody was a hit with the SEMA folks were it attracted some of the largest crowds each day. The SEMA judges were also taken and gave the car their 2013 SEMA Design Award for “Best Chevrolet Exterior”.
When we last talked about the Forgiato widebodies, it was because we had learned that they were making a special five unit run consisting of three coupes and two convertibles. They are using eBay to sell the cars and we’ve seen the listings for the Coupes set at $165,000. However, at the time, we only had photos of two coupes, both wearing that distinctive “Aston Martin Blue” paint scheme.
Now it appears that the special run of five vehicles is nearing completion as Forgiato is showing off a group of three widebody Stingrays which include the two Convertibles and one Coupe.
The twist though is that instead of every single widebody Corvette going with the original “Aston Martin Blue”, we see one of the coupes done in Tangelo Orange while a convertible is wearing a very red Red. (yes I meant to say it twice). The second convertible is available in the original AM Blue paint scheme.
Here’s the latest photos from Forgiato:
Doing some digging, we found an active ebay ad for the Forgiato Corvette widebody Stingrays.
The auction runs for the next 20 days and ends on April 21st. We have seen previous ebay ads on these cars before so it’s no surprise that Forgiato is going with a longer ad run, especially when the pricing on these custom stingrays runs $165K. Questions on the sale of these cool Corvettes can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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