Check out this crazy custom C3 heading to a new home next month in Las Vegas. The “Speedvette”, as it’s known, is the result of a 4-year over-the-top build. It began life as a late production base motor 1972 Corvette but has now morphed into a blue and red masterpiece. It can become your masterpiece at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction taking place September 27th – 29th in Sin City. It’s lot #742 and is being sold without reserve.
A 525 horsepower GM Performance LS3 powers the Speedvette. A Be cool radiator sheds engine heat while the LS3 exhales through chrome headers and sidepipes. The engine is backed by 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission. Power gets to the ground via Diamondback Redline Hankook tires mounted on Schott Venom 19×9″ and 19×11″ wheels.
Underneath, the stock frame has been powder-coated. RideTech suspension with one-off Corvette coil overs is mounted to all 4 corners. Baer 6-piston brakes and 14″ rotors attempt to wrangle in all that performance.
The exterior wears PPG Super Blue paint. An LT1 long hood operated via a linear actuator sits up front while a C6—esque decklid and waterfall reside out back. 2″ fender flares cover the rear tires.
The bright red interior is a cohesive mash-up of Corvette generations. The dash pays homage to C3’s with its double barrel tach and passenger side glovebox while the C6 center console houses your entertainment system. The occupants strap into heated C5 seats after entering through the doors shod with LED-illuminated panels.
We’ve seen this car in person and the photos really don’t do it justice. We can’t wait to see what it’ll do once it hits the Barrett-Jackson stage later this month in Las Vegas. For more information on the Speedvette and Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, click here.
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