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Old 06-10-2019, 04:10 PM
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2008 Corvette is Wearing an Odd C2 Disguise
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C6 underpinnings and a C2 skin. Perfect combo? Or failed experiment?
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:24 PM
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While I'm a fan of taking the older vettes (or many other classics) and resto-modding them with modern powertrains and suspensions, the whole hybrid appearance thing just isn't for me.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:24 PM
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Perfect match i love resto mods
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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These kinds of projects can (and often do) fall into the Uncanny Valley.
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Originally Posted by captain vette View Post
Perfect match i love resto mods
Meeee toooo! But, this one is a retro mod. It’s the other way around.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:32 AM
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I like it and would drive it. I would be curious to see it up close and really check out the engineering involved. No matter what you drive, there's going to be people who don't like it for whatever reason.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
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Karl Chevrolet is here in DSM so we've been seeing these for a couple of years.

Definitely a different flavor. I'm not a fan but I have to admire the engineering it took to do this.

https://www.corvetteonline.com/news/...orvette-story/
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You have to admit that a c6 is a much nicer driver than a c2
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That is the first convertible I have seen. I think it looks very sweet. Like to see it with the top up. I know the few coupes I have seen, from them the front looks good, but the rear profile is a bit stretched and defeats the lines of either generation. This doesn't appear to have it or at least don't notice it with this single pic and with the top down. I could see how a convertible version could maintain more of the C2 lines since it doesn't deal with the coupe trunk.

I love the idea of getting modern handling, tech and comfort wrapped into a classic body style. But would definitely like to have a fully original/stock C2. That's the dream.

That Red Convertible is the best one I have seen from them. Would love to see it up close.

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:35 AM
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That stuff has been around for quite awhile. I saw several C2 body conversions of C5's and C6's at Hot August Nights in 2010. This one was the most radical and the only C1 conversion. While using a ZR1 for the base, the body lines didn't come close to a C1 look.
For the cost involved vs the finished value, an original is a better deal in my opinion.


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I would love to see it in person. While it does look interesting, it’s not for me.
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I like that red one (at least at that angle anyway). A lot of these kit cars use the original door skins, and the car always looks off. This one looks almost like it could have been factory. The gray car, looks ok, but not that great.
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Style is a matter of personal taste, of course, but I think this is hideous. I have seen both the coupe and convertible version in real life. Forward of the windshield it looks like a C2, as it does from the seats back to the bumper, while the middle is C6. The difficulty is that the two original designs had significantly different proportions and the awkwardness of combining the two is really evident from the side and three-quarter rear views. A restomod of a C2 with a new chassis and drivetrain would probably cost the same in the end and look far better. Clearly a lot of work went into the engineering and build of this car but as a styling exercise it is not something I would applaud--either as an admirer of the C2 and an owner of a C6, which I feel is an excellent design in its own right.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:42 AM
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That one looks pretty good. Normally they don't!
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This conversions have been around for 15 or so years. The first one I saw was a C1 at the Eckler's Corvette Reunion around 2005give or take a year or two.
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Nope, sorry, not to my taste. I had a '64 roadster back in the day, and I always admired the styling. I'd be hard pressed to choose between which style I like best: C2 or C6. However, this re-skinned C6 looks, well, just 'off''. It's like a face-lift and nose job on a beauty queen who didn't need it in the first place.
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I like it. My first contact with Vettes as a C2. 1966. 427 and 435bph. I had bought a new 68 Camaro off the lot at $2,300 and my brother-in-law had the Vette. He liked to swap and drive my Camaro. I was always game. What fun for both of us.

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Old 06-14-2019, 04:15 PM
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They look odd in person. Like being bloated and overweight. Taking a C2 and adding an LS with a modern frame and suspension is great. Taking a C6 frame and building a C2 body around it just doesn’t work.
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Originally Posted by Sprocketboy View Post
Style is a matter of personal taste, of course, but I think this is hideous. I have seen both the coupe and convertible version in real life. Forward of the windshield it looks like a C2, as it does from the seats back to the bumper, while the middle is C6. The difficulty is that the two original designs had significantly different proportions and the awkwardness of combining the two is really evident from the side and three-quarter rear views. A restomod of a C2 with a new chassis and drivetrain would probably cost the same in the end and look far better. Clearly a lot of work went into the engineering and build of this car but as a styling exercise it is not something I would applaud--either as an admirer of the C2 and an owner of a C6, which I feel is an excellent design in its own right.
I'll take your word for it as from the pics its hard to get a feel for the car. Wheels and side view mirrors jump out as odd and the door seems too long for the body. It may not be my style but would be cool to own one.
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No. Not a fan of these body kits at all. Just restomod an original.
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