When it comes to building second-generation Corvette restomods, they don’t come much better than the cars from Jeff Hayes Customs out of Bloomington, Indiana.
The interior on this Sting Ray is unbelievable, with its custom distressed leather Saddle interior. Take a look at the out-of-this-world wood and chrome steering wheel, the array of custom gauges on the dash, and the quality of the stitched leather seats, and you’ll likely agree this is among the most beautiful Sting Rays we’ve ever seen.
Little wonder, though, because enthusiasts are used to seeing Hayes’ outstanding work. In fact, just last year, two of his creations sold at auction for a total of more than $550,000 – another ’63 split window that went for $357,500 and a ’66 convertible that brought $198,000.
His latest creation started with a clean, original donor car. To an Art Morrison sport chassis with front and rear sway bars, Hayes added a new heavily chromed LS3 fuel-injected Hot Cam engine that cranks out 540 horsepower, connected to a 4L70E automatic transmission.
Stopping power is provided by Wilwood brakes with six-piston polished aluminum front calipers and four-piston rear calipers, with drilled and slotted rotors on all four corners. Custom red line tires are wrapped around new Schott Mach 5 wheels.
Modern niceties include power steering, power windows, power hood, AM/FM Bluetooth stereo, and Vintage Air heat and air conditioning.
No idea on how much this one will bring, but in our opinion, it will be worth every penny.
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