The first thing that pops into the mind of on-lookers of a certain age when they see Rick Dyer’s C8 Corvette is Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
That comedy TV show was a big hit during the psychedelic 1960s, and with this wild wrap featuring a mix of yellow, light blue, and purple, outlined in black, Dyer’s creation might look to some like a Stingray on an acid trip during Woodstock.
While some people have been critical of the wrap after it was posted on Facebook, we prefer to think it just represents the diverse nature of all the folks who make up the Corvette enthusiast world.
Some owners don’t like the idea of meeting themselves going down the road with a so-called “boring” stock paint job, and Dyer apparently is one of them. With so many other options available from GM to turn every 2020 Stingray into its owner’s personal fantasy, is it any wonder that individuality would also extend to the paint job?
After all, Dyer is the one who’s footing the bill for the car, so more power to him for being willing to exercise his own personality in his new Corvette.
His car appears to be a Z51 that started out with black paint when it left the Bowling Green factory and has the Natural leather interior.
No word on how much this unique wrap cost Dyer, though it’s likely a whole lot more than the price of premium paint jobs from GM that range in price from $500 (Accelerate Yellow Metallic and Rapid Blue) to $995 (Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Sebring Orange Tintcoat).
What’s your opinion? Do you think the world would be better off to leave the ‘60s in the rearview mirror or do you think this unique C8 is “groovy, man,” in the words of Austin Powers?