Barrett-Jackson may have changed their annual January spectacle to March, but the quality of cars being offered hasn’t changed at all. For example, take a good, long gander at Lot #1363, a wild 1963 split-window coupe restomod. In the restomod world, this one checks all the boxes: sultry old school looks, modern power, and tons of swagger.
This fresh Sting Ray is the work of noted builder Paul Atkins and has traversed less than 400 miles since completion.
Starting from the bottom up we see a custom SRIII chassis with C6 Corvette front and rear suspension. C6 brakes hide behind Michelin Pilot Super Sport redline tires that wrap custom Mike Curtis knock-off styled wheels. Modern QA1 adjustable shocks dampen the ride.
A 7th generation Z06 LT4 motivates this C2. Output is the standard 650hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque. A T56 6-speed transmission handles shifting responsibilities. Spent engine gasses are digested through a custom mandrel-bent exhaust while Borla mufflers provide the LT4’s heavenly soundtrack
Paul Atkins performed the interior work. Lipstick red leather and charcoal accents can be seen throughout. Elsewhere inside we find custom-built seats, a Dashworks instrument panel with Dakota Digital HDX instruments, a 4th generation Vintage Air system. Other amenities include modern power steering and windows, a tilt steering column with a Billet Specialties steering wheel and Pioneer speakers with an Alpine amplifier. Bluetooth capability allows you to rock out to your favorite tunes while driving.
Then there’s the exterior. Maserati Silver Grigio Nuvolari paint covers the curvy C2 body. Modifications here are minimal. Other than tucked bumpers and new glass the car remains stock in appearance. Basically, a modern interpretation of the classic sleeper.
If you’re in the market for a high-end restomod Corvette this may be the ride for you. The mix of timeless C2 styling and modern performance put this one near the top of the heap. We expect to see heavy bidding for this ride when it crosses the block in March.
Barrett-Jackson’s rescheduled 2021 Scottsdale auction takes place March 20th – 27th at Westworld in Scottsdale Arizona.
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