Now that’s what we call a limited-edition model.
There are plenty of modified Corvettes and Jeep CJs around, but until now we haven’t heard of a mod that combines both cars in one package. Feast your eyes on the CJ-Z06, a Frankenstein-style mashup of a 2001 C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and a Jeep CJ that is currently listed at no reserve on Bring-a-Trailer. According to the seller, the Corvette was written-off due to some roof damage and donated its engine and chassis to the cause with the Jeep providing the body, hood and grille.
Under that hood sits the Corvette’s 5.7-liter LS6 V8. It has a mild ECU tune, headers, upgraded intake, and an exhaust system. It puts its power down to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual ‘box and has an LS7 clutch. The brakes are from a C6 Z06 and the ABS still works, which is probably a good thing.
The interior has been completely stripped out to the point that there are no instruments. The owner has been using a Bluetooth OBDII system to keep an eye on what is happening with the oily bits. A racing seat, roll cage and Momo steering-wheel are basically all that is left, perfect for keeping the weight down to 2,450 pounds, Lotus style. That's all you need for track and Autocross events anyway.
The car is currently in Texas and has done about 500 miles since the conversion and aside from an occasional puff of smoke from the exhaust the seller claims that it is in fine fettle. The CJ-Z06 is unlikely to appeal to all tastes but it sure does seem like an awesome weekend toy, and you even get an extra set of tires thrown into the deal.