Believe it or not, there was a time where a rear-engine Chevrolet Corvette was on the drawing board. Sadly, it was never meant to be. But the 1964 XP-819 is making a comeback of sorts, debuting publicly during the weekend of March 8 at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
All of the bodywork on the XP-819 is hand-built, and will be on display at the Mid America Motorworks exhibit. Looking at the exterior design, we can see the inspiration for the C3 Corvette, but of course, the XP-819 had the engine mounted behind the cabin.