The Chevrolet Corvette is pretty much as American as it gets. Although the current C6 is a head-turner, a classic 1960′s vette is that much more noticeable. Well, Karl Kustom Corvettes combines the best of both worlds, taking the svelte body of what are referred to as the “Mid-Years,” 1960′s coupes and convertibles and incorporating the modern chassis, engine and interior from the C6 to give birth to a completely new ride. The custom body panels molded from vinyl ester resin evoke the beautiful lines from models such as the C2 generation’s 1963 split window and 1967 roadster, while utilizing the side mirrors, rocker panels and fuel door from the C6 generation. Driven by the long block Chevy LS7 engine, the guts add to the glory of the custom paint, wheels, interior and hand-crafted voluptuous body. Just hit up Karl Kustom Corvettes, out of good old Iowa, for a catalog and pick every detail of your ride. They’ll make one just for you, and they promise it won’t blend in with all the other sports cars on the road. Just don’t wear an ascot and driving gloves. That would be downright un-American.
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