Custom 1966 Corvette Land Shark Sells For 911 Turbo Money

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Three times the value of a 2020 Corvette Stingray.

It was just a few weeks ago we brought you news of a stunning 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible, called the 'Land Shark', that was going under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson. The stunning Frankenstein's monster of a Corvette blended the best aspects of several generations of Corvette in one magical resto-mod package created by Jeff Hayes, a master Corvette builder of some renown. We knew the Land Shark would fetch some prime money, too, but we didn't expect it to sell for three times the value of a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. That's just what happened this past week as lot #177 sold for an incredible $198,000, the second-highest lot of the evening.

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In case you missed what made the Land Shark so special, the 1966 C2 Corvette Convertible rides on a custom Coffman chassis. The front suspension was borrowed from a C5 Corvette and the rear from a C6. The brakes, meanwhile, were donated by a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, as were the staggered chrome wheels measuring 18 inches up front and 20 in the rear. 540 horsepower is produced by a GM LS3 Hot Cam crate engine under the hood, sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Both the interior and exterior have been meticulously detailed, with red leather, carbon fiber, Vintage Air switchgear, and an AutoMeter gauge cluster inside and a silver/gray metallic paint job offset by a black Haartz soft-top roof.

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The '66 Corvette Custom Convertible wasn't the only big money-spinner of the night at Barrett-Jackson, though. It fell short of the night's top-priced machine, a 2005 Ford GT which sold for $275,000. With the brand new Ford Bronco in the news this past week, it wasn't a surprise to see a 1976 Bronco Custom SUV sell for $195,250. Someone walked away with a bargain, by comparison, as a 1969 Bronco Custom sold for just $82,500 as the tenth highest lot of the night, while two Ford Mustangs, a 1966 Custom Convertible and a 1967 Eleanor Tribute Edition, each sold for an astounding $140,250.

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