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.
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.
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.
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?
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