When it comes to purchases, most people would opt to spend more money on “the real deal.” Does this mean all replicas are worthless? Not necessarily. Take this 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Replica on eBay for example.
This replica has been treated as if it were actually an authentic Corvette Grand Sport of that era. For instance, it has been featured in several magazines, was a Grand Sport Display at the NCM, won best Corvette Super Chevy along with other awards, and was even invited to the Hilton Head Concours D’Elegance. Another feature that raises the ‘exclusivity factor’ is the fact that it was autographed by by AJ Foy and the rest of the 2009 Compuware racing team.
The power plant is a built 408 cubic inch LS2 with modified LS1 heads, and produces a healthy 490 hp. The 2500 pound car is held up by the suspension off of a C4 Corvette, and sticks to the ground via Goodyear GS-D3 tires, though the purchase also includes a second set of wheels with slicks.
This Chevrolet Corvette is in pristine condition with only 300 miles, having been a storage queen that was only taken to shows. Still, we aren’t sure if we would drop all that coin on something that isn’t the real deal, even if it is significantly cheaper. Yes, it’s a beautiful car, but if we were to use it as a piece of art, which it most likely will be, we would prefer to spend money on the real beauty rather than an imitation. If we could settle for an imitation, we would save even more money and just take a picture.