This 1992 Corvette Looks Pretty Swede, Doesn’t It?

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Remember the De Tomaso Pantera, that sexy Italian sports car from the ’70s that used American V8 firepower? Well, the car you see here is…sort of…like that in that it’s a European design powered by a Yankee engine – a 1992 Corvette’s LT1, to be exact. The most obvious exception is visual: someone chose the lines of the quirky/conservative 1967 Volvo P1800S as that engine’s outer shell.

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According to the seller, “All of the original Corvette features are 100% functional including heat/air conditioning, ventilation, power steering, power seats, power windows, stability ASR, etc.” The engine, drivetrain, and chassis are reported to be in great shape, although an AutoCheck Vehicle History Report indicates this “Volvette” was in some sort of accident back in 2004.

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This oddity’s wheels are more Corvette than Volvo. (They’re wrapped in new rubber – 255/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear.) In fact, this car is titled and licensed as a ’92 Corvette.

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If you’d like to get it titled in your name, you’ve got until next Wednesday to place the highest bid. As of now, the amount to beat is $20,200, which doesn’t meet the seller’s reserve.

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via [ebay]

photos [CARSCOOPS]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series, among other auto sites. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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