Fender Flares on a C2 Corvette: The Great Debate

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This debate likely just boils down to whether you’re a restoration fan, or a modification nut. Do you prefer your C2 to be able to win a concours event, or an autocross event? In any case, aesthetically pleasing to one Corvette fan can be absolute dreck to another. So why do you or do you not enjoy fender flares on C2 Corvettes? Do you want to replicate the wide bulges of the quasi-factory-supported Grand Sports of the mid 1960s? Do you just need to fit a wider tire to find an extra tenth of a second on track? No matter the reason, defend your fenders!

In a recent discussion on the forum, Senior Member 65SpecialK started a thread with the controversial and polarizing statement: “Flared fenders ruin the looks of a C2.” A number of fender-flare enthusiasts chimed in to let 65SpecialK know how wrong they felt he was. Whether you have skin in the game or not, you too can add your opinion to the conversation by commenting on the very same thread. If you have a favorite flared-C2 photograph, add it. If you prefer your C2s with stock fenders, make your case with beautiful photographs or stories. We want to hear from you!

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Bradley Brownell is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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