TheSketchMonkey, famous for his modern-day takes on classic cars has done it again with this 1967 Vette Stingray.
Popular Youtuber TheSketchMonkey is known for his capability to modify, transform and design his way around beautiful classic cars, retro racers and cars that should never have seen the light of day. His renderings of Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and even the Ford Transit Van has captured the imagination of the internet, and his latest creation is no different.
The 1967 Corvette Stingray stunned people with its innovative design and stunningly good looks back in the day, and the general consensus is that it has aged like a fine wine, but TheSketchMonkey loves a good challenge and has once again delivered a rendering that demands a double-take, and then one more to take it all in.
The second-generation C2 introduced the Stingray moniker, and was designed by Larry Shinoda; drag racer, car designer and all-round gearhead. The second-gen Vette was built between 1963 and 1967 and is considered to be one of the best looking Corvette designs of all time.
TheSketchMonkey's finished product looks impressive, but the true appeal is the level of detail that goes into redesigning a car this iconic. Lots of thought went into which elements to retain and what to leave untouched. The profile of the 1967 Stingray has to be one of its most defining elements, so that was left untouched, but the front end received a major update and the side exit exhausts were dropped to give the '67 a cleaner look. The A-pillar has been shifted forward, and the dark ground shading gives those massive spoke wheels the attention they deserve.
The entire redesign can be viewed on the above video where he goes into the most minute detail. We find it strangely calming to watch an American classic getting destroyed and then put back together in Photoshop. With the new Corvette around the corner, it's good to see the old-timers getting some love as well.