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What Makes This 1967 Corvette Convertible So Damn Awesome?

Aside from its looks.

This Corvette might just be the best of both worlds, a wonderful mix between classic and modern tech. From the outside, this looks like a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Even the red interior looks completely original at first. A closer inspection, however, reveals this is something much more. Set to hit the auction block at the Indy 500 later this month is this restomod Corvette. Its dirty secrets include a brand new LT1 V8 with 460 hp in place of the original 427, which comes mated to a Tremec five-speed gearbox with a hydraulic clutch.

But what you can’t see is this: the car rides on a complete C4 Corvette suspension, tubular chassis, and four-wheel disc brakes. The interior includes modern tech such as electric steering, air conditioning, and modern AM/FM stereo equipment with Bluetooth connectivity. And yet, its builders kept that wonderful vintage look throughout. Complementing the red leather interior is a silver exterior with a black cloth top and factory side exhausts. The price? That’s the crappy bit. Mecum expects it’ll fetch $175,000 to $200,000.

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