When Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in the mid-1950s, it was not intended to be a Muscle car to put on the wheels. The term was still completely unknown at the time, and GM's corporate management simply wanted to prove that chic convertibles could not only come from Europe, but also from the United States. Far from the coke bottle design and macho attitude, the Corvette C1 took the hearts of car fans by storm. Nobody wasted just a brief thought that the successor should gain a dubious reputation, because the C1 was an open GranTurismo of the finest quality. In this case, it may also be a very inexpensive pleasure to be able to call such a Corvette C1 one's own, because this copy, which was kept in a shade of red that looks confusingly similar to that of a Ferrari, will be no minimum bid auctioned at the US auction house Barrett-Jackson.
Fantastic coupé for classic fans.
The gem is an absolute dream car for young and old, and there is no Corvette besides the C1, which polarizes so little and casts so many different characters under its spell. From the solid businessman who wants to call a classic vintage car collection his own, to the casual cowboy type who indulges in his hobby with the appropriate outfit, this Vette ensures that the most diverse types find each other.
Above all in the Ferrari red, and with the Chrome elements, the vehicle offers a lot of pampering aroma for all fans of automotive treasures. By the way, the Corvette was polished Custom rims Built in the Schott replica design, which have a diameter of 18 inches on the front axle and come in 19-inch format on the rear axle. The rims are encased by Pirelli P Zero tireswhich ensure that driving stability and safety are guaranteed even at high speeds.
Last but not least, the entire Corvette rests on one Type Morrison chassis, which was specially made for the vehicle, and it was also an adjustable one coilover built all around. This means that the dream car is also ideally equipped for brisk overland trips.
Modern interior with style.
Quite classic with headrestless sports seats equipped, the interior appeals to lovers of oldies. However, there are also modern comfort features such as this Touchscreen audio system from Kenwood, or current Instruments with digital optics.
LS6 V8 suction gasoline engine drives the racing car!
A modern one works under the hood LS6 V8 suction gasoline engine from the GM shelf, which has a displacement of 5,7 liters, and an output of around from 400 HP generated. Unfortunately, we do not have precise information on the performance of the car, but the power is transmitted via a automatic transmission with overdrive function on the rear wheels. In our opinion, however, this C1 is far too good for heating, which is why it should be moved appropriately in traffic to keep wear and tear within limits.
The Summary for the Corvette C1 in Ferrari red:
With just 6.679 kilometers on the clock that the vehicle has been since its restoration has covered, the auction should probably go into the six-digit range. In our opinion, this Corvette is a perfect investment if you don't use it and make sure it's handled properly. We have of course also attached a picture gallery to the article so that you can get an impression of the US restomod classic. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1 as a dream in Ferrari red!
Photo credit: Barrett-Jackson
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