While recent generations of the Corvette have significant performance advantages over their predecessors, many still prefer the looks of the originals, in particular the C2 and C3 models. For those people, this 1968 restomod could be the perfect car.
Heading to auction on January 7-16, this C3 Chevrolet Corvette has been outfitted with a host of modern modifications that should have a transformative impact on the way it drives.
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Underpinning the car is a reinforced Street Shop chassis that includes fully independent suspension from a C7 model. The real highlight of the car is the fact that it has been fitted with GM’s 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that pumps out 505 hp and is coupled to a T6 six-speed transmission driving the rear wheels. While the Mecum Auctions listing doesn’t provide any performance details, the car should probably keep pace with a C7 Stingray in a straight line.
The modified C3 has the same big brake kit as a 2018 C7 Z06, is painted in the same shade of Mosaic Black which was offered for the C7 Z06, and is sitting on Asanti three-piece carbon fiber wheels that measure 20×9 at the front and 20×13 at the rear. Moreover, the car also sports a full-leather interior with orange contrast stitching and orange seat belts.
The auction house expects the Corvette C3 restomod to sell for $200,000-$235,000.