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Is this the best C1 1957 Corvette - X-Sonic built by Ron Aguirre

 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:01 AM
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There's a thread on here that looks at C2 modification in period; and Googling one thing lead to another and I came across this car - I like the C1's but prefer the C2's and especially the Pickett Racing C2 - in tooling around on the web under custom cars came across a few by the legendary George Barris; but this car built by Ron Aguirre, I think tops them all. Over time this car changed style quite a bit, but my favourite version is Pic (1) - the styling, the blue pastel paint, the period 60's chrome wheels and whitewalls, the slant of the hood reminiscent of a Mercedes Gullwing, the fenders reminiscent of a Ferrari Testa Rosa, and four tail pipes reminiscent of a C7 ….. any way, thought I would post some pics and some links to what I think is a very cool and desirable car. - Best Regards GV

http://www.speedhunters.com/2009/11/..._drop_x_sonic/

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=2529

https://kustomrama.com/wiki/X-Sonic

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-vette.101467/

https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_...c-1956-corvet/














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Must be brutal in there on a summer day.
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I remember that car back when it was built. To me, it was too radical then and it's too radical today. The original 56-57 styling was perfect then and remains so today. You just cannot beat it.
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I remember that car back when it was built. To me, it was too radical then and it's too radical today. The original 56-57 styling was perfect then and remains so today. You just cannot beat it.
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Yes; I like the original styling too, and you're right, it is a radical car for it's time, but I also think it's a very nice looking car in its' own right, there's a lot of innovation built into that car, it's a ground breaking car that bought a lot of ideas to people's attention, it has some great styling, very clean lines, and great paint. - Cheers GV

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I enjoy the old hot rods and customs, it's interesting what they did back in the day. Different times, different ideas.
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I remember that car back when it was built. To me, it was too radical then and it's too radical today. The original 56-57 styling was perfect then and remains so today. You just cannot beat it.
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I enjoy the old hot rods and customs, it's interesting what they did back in the day. Different times, different ideas.
Me too. Interesting for sure. Radical ideas and over the top styling ideas trying to make a statement.
I admire the effort and execution and no it's not my taste and I would not want to own it.
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