There’s been a number of custom-built Corvettes from the past, perhaps the most famous being built by Baldwin-Motion and Greenwood. Some of them appear to be an acquired taste at times, but you can’t laugh at this eBay find when you learn of Zora Arkus-Duntov‘s involvement.
Bob Schuller was a former partner with John Greenwood who split and continued to modify Corvettes under his American Custom Industries (ACI) company. Due to his relationship with Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Dontov, Schuller and ACI produced the Duntov Turbo series. They had planned to produce 200 cars, but only managed approximately 32 through 1981.
According to the seller, the Duntov Turbo came with a Rayjay turbocharged L48 350 with adjustable wastegate, custom interior with digital gauges, rear spoiler, Epsilon modular wheels (15×10 inches up front/15×11 out back), and a custom convertible conversion (remember that was the convertible was discontinued for 1976?). The Duntov Turbo also received modified bodywork that extended the width by six inches. Most of the 32-odd Corvettes built were white and red but this one is black.
This Duntov Turbo Corvette has under 10,000 miles but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have issues. However, after you spend $20,000 (opening bid, with a Buy It Now at $25,000), the fixes (some dings, tach not working, etc.) should be cake for the guy or gal who is in search for a unique and rare performance car that you likely won’t see at another Corvette show.