Finding that happy balance between old-school cool and modern comfort can be tricky. Most folks take an older vehicle and stuff it with contemporary technology, an approach popularly known as a “restomod.” This particular Corvette takes the opposite route, starting with the relatively modern bones of a C6, then adding the retro style of the C2 on top. Now, this amalgamation of new and old is up for sale in Southern California.
Let’s start with the most impressive feature on this thing – the C2 body conversion. This C6 Corvette was the recipient of CR Coachworks’ 1967 CRC Retrovette Convertible package build, which features custom carbon fiber paneling that transforms the C6 into a 1967 Corvette Stingray. The execution on the conversion is phenomenal, blessing the C6 with head-turning style that’s undeniably cool. The whole thing is covered in black paint, matching the Ebony interior treatment.
According to the CR Coachworks website, the package build prices out at $165,000. That price includes the original donor C6.
In addition to the new carbon fiber body, the previous owner also saw fit to add in a few CR Coachworks optional extras, including side exhaust pipes, custom Turbine Redline wheels, a painted Stinger hood, extra Dynamat sound deadening, and carbon fiber under-hood bits. There’s also LED lighting and Vortex headlamps.
Meanwhile, this Corvette conversion keeps the C6’s standard naturally aspirated 6.2L LS3 V8 engine, which, when new, was rated at 430 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 424 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The LS3 connects to a six-speed automatic transmission.
There’s also modern infotainment, including iPod/MP3 input, Bluetooth support, and navigation. Keeping it comfy are heated leather seats and dual-zone air conditioning. Final details include heated mirrors, Magnetic Ride Control, and Dual Mode Exhaust.
Now, this one-owner vehicle is up for sale in Newport Beach, California, for $149,777. The odometer shows 11,611 miles.
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Source: Sterling BMW