Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of those American icons that everyone knows something about. It’s a car that’s been around since 1953, and has since moved into the baby supercar fighting league with the mid-engined eighth generation. Scour the classifieds and you can find Corvettes in various states, from garage kept queens to hard-tracked racers. Some remain stock, some have been painstakingly restored, and yet some are turned into restomods. This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod is one of those cars, a beautiful second-generation ‘Vette that’s got some modern enhancements beneath the skin. Want to cruise around in a classic Corvette that’s undergone a full restoration, and has modern features? Step right this way!
The iconic design of the second generation is stereotypical of a classic Corvette much more than the first generation. The second generation brought many features, including the pop-up headlamps, boat-tail design and in the case of the coupe, the 1963 split screen rear window. This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod doesn’t have that, but it’s a convertible with a lovely black cloth top that can be dropped on glorious days to allow you to enjoy the weather, and the V8 rumble that emanates from the side exhaust outlets. The metalwork wears a lustrous black paintwork with red detailing on the center of the hood, and the car rolls on a set of chrome Z06 wheels wrapped in low profile tires. Open the door and you’re welcomed into a very red custom interior that’s reportedly been re-done and features ample leather. The iconic twin-cowled cockpit-inspired dash remains, but the gauges within are modern units, and even the stereo is a new unit that mimics the style of the OEM unit. There are power windows, air conditioning is reportedly installed, and so many lovely details to appreciate.
Pop the hydraulic hood on this 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod using an included key fob, and you will find everything beneath to be new. Let’s start with the 6.2L LS3 crate V8 that puts out upwards of 400hp to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. You’ve also got power disc brakes that are newer Corvette units, power steering, and the suspension contains components from Corvette Corrections in Texas, being based on that of a C4 Corvette. The seller proudly states that the car drives like a Cadillac now, referring to ride comfort. With all this, don’t you want to hop in, fire up that V8 and take a cruise?
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