The Chevrolet Corvette has offered a targa top for years, combining the good looks of a coupe with the open-air experience of a convertible into a single package. But what about adding the practicality of a pickup to the mix – you know, like a Corvette/El Camino hybrid? Well, one shop in Switzerland did exactly that with this particular C5.
Spotted by reddit user SucculentlySuccinct and posted online, this strange Chevrolet Corvette is apparently available to rent through Neufeld’s Special Cars out of Zürich, which provides a number of interesting vehicles for film production and events. Other available vehicles include a pristine C1 Corvette, a modified C2 Corvette with a lift and enormous tires, a classic Pontiac Firebird, a Lamborghini Diablo, and several other equally iconic rides.
As for this modified C5 Chevrolet Corvette, it appears as though the coupe was chopped down just behind the B-pillar, tossing the rear hatch section in favor of a large pickup-style bed lined with aluminum. The car was also finished in a classic light blue and white color scheme.
While this El Camino-style C5 Chevrolet Corvette will undoubtedly ruffle more than a few feathers out there, it’s unquestionably a unique take on the popular sports coupe, and a well-executed one at that. It makes us wonder if there’s any weight savings to be had without the bulky rear hatch, and if anyone actually uses this thing to, you know, do pickup stuff. It’s also gotta be said that with the B-pillar falling straight down into the bed, the Corvette’s profile actually looks a bit more balanced. Whether or not that makes it look more attractive or not is something we’re sure will get sorted out in the comments.
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