Wicked 1981 Corvette with a 427 V8 Headed to Mecum’s Glendale Auction

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Wicked 1981 Corvette with 427 V8 Headed to Mecum's Glendale Auction


Here’s a split window Corvette you won’t see every day.

Some people may think this car is over the top, but to this enthusiast, we say the more the merrier. Every Corvette, to us, is supposed to shout out loud to the world that it’s a very special car, and this particular Corvette carries out that mission with one very big megaphone.

This wild custom Corvette will be available at no reserve at the Mecum Auction in Glendale, Arizona March 18-20.

Wicked 1981 Corvette with 427 V8 Headed to Mecum's Glendale Auction


Having owned a much more sedate, completely stock silver ’81 coupe with a blue interior a few years back, we can appreciate the styling of those late C3 models and love, love, love the body on this one.

This one has some of the wildest custom widebody work we’ve ever seen, including scoops on the top of the front fenders, the split window, the six taillights, the pointed front end, the massive front and rear spoilers molded into the body, and the huge cut-out hood reminiscent of an LT1 hood.

Wicked 1981 Corvette with 427 V8 Headed to Mecum's Glendale Auction


The fun continues under that big hood with a 427 big block Chevy V8 with LS6 rectangular port heads, 11.5:1 Keith Black Pistons, Comp Cams camshaft, polished tunnel ram, dual 750 CFM Edelbrock carburetors, Crane roller rockers, Pete Jackson gear drive, balanced steel crank, Moroso water pump, B&M Turbo 400 automatic transmission, TCI 3500 stall converter, Hooker headers, and Flowmaster exhaust. Mickey Thompson tires surround a set of Weld wheels.

Wicked 1981 Corvette with 427 V8 Headed to Mecum's Glendale Auction


Ironically, after all that excitement on the exterior, the interior is stock red leather that appears to be in very nice condition.

So what’s your take on this wild Corvette? Besides the person responsible for all this work, am I the only one who thinks it’s the coolest thing ever?

Wicked 1981 Corvette with 427 V8 Headed to Mecum's Glendale Auction


Source:
Mecum

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12 COMMENTS

  1. “Overdone” That’s not exactly what I was going to call it Maybe on the next customizing job, they can make it one of those Pimpmobile 4-door Corvette limousines

  2. The body kit and fender flares look like they came off a conversion van. It looks like he tried to use every custom element from every Corvette series and make them cartoonish. I would have stopped after 427 was installed and stuck with a performance theme.

  3. Looking at the comments, Mitch, the answer to your final question is a resounding “YES.”

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