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The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiel’s 1967 Corvette Racer

by Mitch Talley on June 11, 2014

The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer

Here’s a 1967 Corvette that could have been perfectly content to be a show car.

It was a showroom gem when longtime Corvette enthusiast Roberto Berdiel of San Juan, Puerto Rico bought it.

But that wasn’t his ultimate vision for the car. He just wanted it to serve as the foundation for a wild C2 racer, and, wow, what a job Roberto and his team did, so good in fact that the Stingray was recently chosen as The BLOCK Feature Car.

Roberto installed a Chevrolet Performance ZZ430 monster motor (serial number 204) under the hood, capable of 430 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque and turning quarter-mile times of 11.93 seconds.

The BLOCK is wild about the special look of the car, with its regular 215/75/15 tires and blacked-out rally wheels, and racing decals throughout, but especially loves the sound of the car as they were able to hear it way before they saw it.

Berdiel filled out a survey for The BLOCK that included the question: “Can we eat in your car?”

Roberto’s answer, in our opinion, sums up the car. “Sure, why not?”

From that response, we get the feeling that Roberto hasn’t put this car on a pedestal, but instead prefers to think of it the way Zora himself would: Drive the wheels off that puppy and see how fast you can go!

The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer
The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer
The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer

Maybe one day Roberto will get his dream car: a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. We have a feeling he would really enjoy that one.


Source:
TheBlock.com

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