This car is a true piece of history.
We've all seen pretty crazy Corvettes on the roster of custom/modified Chevy roadsters built by some of the biggest names in automotive history. While some shops have made a great living based on restoring classic Corvettes alone, others have taken it upon themselves to work with just a small team of close friends. Many different 'Vettes have been transformed into one crazy creation or another, but we doubt you've ever seen a car like this before. Along with its striking looks and rich history, this vehicle looked precisely how you see it today from the factory. This is a one-of-a-kind concept car that boasts many features not even offered with the Corvette until many later generations.
This piece of art started life as a 1954 Corvette concept car, which was meant to show off the best of the next generation and the designer's plans for the 1955 production year. Some notable changes which are pretty prevalent on this car include the front grille, which was swapped from the latest generation Chevrolet Bel Air. This grille reflected what the design team wanted to do with the 1955 production year. Eventually, the grille switch idea was scrapped due to poor sales volume cementing the Corvette's looks into history for the rest of the first generation. The most exciting piece of engineering on the entire car has got to be the badges on either side.
Those badges read "CorVette," which focused on the letter "V," sporting its own lovely font. As you might have guessed, that digit was used to tease the introduction of a V8 engine, making the Corvette one of the fastest cars in the world at that time. Decades after the initial announcement of this car, the vehicle was rediscovered and restored through a grueling process that had a heavy concentration on keeping everything as stock as possible. That's precisely what makes this car such an exciting project; it's an authentic '50s masterpiece that reflects the Corvette designers' original vision.