In case you are a diehard Corvette purist and hate to see a perfectly good C1 Corvette go to waste – don’t worry, that creation up there isn’t based on a real C1. Its builder, Kurt Anderson, told Super Chevy that it’s actually based on an aftermarket C1 body and frame, so you can take in its beauty without having to simultaneously feel bad about another untouched C1 losing its innocence.
Even if that were the case, it wouldn’t ruin the car, which is referred to as the ‘VetteRod’. Underneath that sleek and streamlined body is a capable Art Morrison and Downs chassis, which also allowed Anderson to stick a modern-day, 550 horsepower LS3 V8 crate engine in it along with a T-56 six-speed manual transmission. Oh, and it has the disc brakes from a C6 Corvette at all four corners to help keep things under control.
The interior, much like the body, is a mix of retro throwback and modern design. There’s almost too many custom touches in the cabin to name, including custom bucket seats wrapped in special tan leather, a Momo steering wheel, an Alpine audio sound system, carbon-fiber gauges, and a Hurst shifter.
If you like the VetteRod, check out the whole rundown of the car and its build process, along with more photos, over on Super Chevy.