Classic Styling, Modern Performance: Under $100k Bidding.
Classics Corvettes are always encouraged, especially if they have been crafted with the same sophistication and chicness as this ’67 variant listed on Bring a Trailer. This one is definitely an eye-catcher!
In contrast to the large-scale C2 build featured at the SEMA show, this Corvette Convertible was constructed by Jeff Hayes of American Speed Shop in Bloomington, Indiana in 2020. One year later, it had a new owner.
This version of the iconic American car is outfitted with a fiberglass body boasting a black and red aesthetic that reflects elegance and distinction. The chassis was crafted by Art Morrison, the front suspension composed of tubular control arms while the back has a multi-link setup. The model rides on a pair of 18-inch Schott Fuel wheels at the front and an even larger 20-inch set in the rear.
This C2 setup has Strange Engineering coil-overs and QA1 springs to improve handling. Reinforcement is supplied with front and rear stabilizers, as well as power rack-and-pinion steering. To ensure top-notch stopping power, the car is outfitted with highly shiny six-piston Wilwood brakes up front and back four-piston calipers over drilled and slotted rotors.
The vehicle’s inner cabin offers customized bucket seating upholstered in a striking shade of red leather, completing the dark overall look of the exterior. The dashboard also has been harmonized with the chairs, armrests and manual shift. To emphasize its classic atmosphere, it is fitted with an old-style radio, AutoMeter meters, and Vintage Air conditioning panel. Includes power windows, as well as a new digital gauge display. The latter reads 126 miles, even though its precise mileage remains a mystery.
No stranger to engine swaps, the owner of this Corvette decided to spruce up the coupe with a modern V8. The 6.2-liter LS3 is practically ubiquitous when it comes to performance builds and provides substantial long-term reliability with its aluminum block. It is mated to a 4L70E four-speed automatic transmission, lending itself to lots of torque-producing capabilities. Furthermore, Premium Street Performance Velocity aluminum intake manifold and fuel rails were integrated as performance enhancements.
No dynometer readings were included with the auto, yet in view of the standard figures of the LS3, it ought to yield more than 430 strength and 425 lb-ft of force, with all that energy being conveyed to the back wheels by means of a 9-inch back hub.
Beside this, the two-door convertible receives a Chevrolet Performance Hot Cam camshaft, an accessory drive system from Eddie Motorsports, an aluminum cooler, and stainless-steel exhaust headers. Although it may not appear as menacing as the forthcoming Corvette ZR1, the custom exhaust certainly boosts its already daunting V8 growl, evident in the video published on its online advertisement.
Not surprisingly, bids on this immaculate Corvette C2 build are getting close to the $100,000 mark. Auction closure is just five days away, therefore if you have aspirations of snaring this beauty at the auction, you may want to move quickly.