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1959 Corvette Restomod to Cross the Block at Mecum's Seattle Auction

There are few limitations in the world of restomods, the only boundaries being set by the tastes and the abilities of individual constructors. Corvette restomods are typical of the genre in that many are finished in bright, sometimes audacious colors that, while drawing attention to the vehicle, may detract from its overall appearance. The same can be said of restomod interiors and wheels. The interior may be so modified that all connection with the heritage of the original vehicle is lost and the rims have so much bling that they actually draw attention away from the car design rather than complementing it.

Rare Scaglietti-Bodied 1959 Corvette Fuelie for Sale for $995,000

If you happen to have a strong desire for a very rare, Italian-bodied 1959 Corvette and were wondering what you were going to do with that spare million dollars you have laying around the house, we have two words for you—Scaglietti Corvette. Yes, one of the only three Scaglietti Corvettes that were ever made is now advertised for sale in Hemmings for only $995,000.

Peter Haeckl Recounts His Lifetime Love Affair with the Corvette
Photo Credit: Stephen Finerty

Corvette enthusiasts have known for years that the car can transport its owner to a magical world like no other.

Peter Haeckl became such a traveler many years ago even though he was thousands of miles away from the United States, living in his native Germany.

By chance, Haeckl saw an American officer’s Corvette shipped over from the States to his hometown of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps and was instantly mesmerized, stopping cold in his tracks.