Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery

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  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Okay, so Restomodding really is a thing and when the car's as gorgeous as this C2 hit the Block, they fetch a lot of money
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    People really after the classic style, but want modern touches and that's exactly what this particular example really is
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Dubbed the Blue Diamond, this C2 Convertible went for a cool $253,000. Of course, there were significant changes under the skin to justify the high asking price
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Let's begin with the gorgeous exterior, shall we? The Restomod Corvette has a unique and modest widebody-built rear end that retains the lines of the stock car
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Other changes include a new hood
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Some beautifully polished rims, 18" up front and 19 at the rear sitting on Continental tires. You can't miss the modern brakes either
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    You've got Corvette badges above the side air strakes
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    But my favorite design feature by far has to be the side exhaust unit, which works really well against the blue paint
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    This convertible gets a custom white soft, which also works against the subtle paint
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Next, we step inside into what looks like a retro cabin
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    However, there are modern touches like this HiFi head unit
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    You'll also find a pair of beautiful bucket seats finished in white leather
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    A set of unique gauges and a custom billet steering wheel
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    Next, lets pop the hood, because this is where you'll find the biggest change
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    The old powerplant was swapped out for a fuel-injected LS7 V-8 engine
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    That's mated to a Tremec Hurst Manual Transmission
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
    The mods go beyond the engine bay. The chassis was customized too and now uses a Collier Technologies frame along with custom C4 suspension, so that this classic Vette handles better
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
  • Custom 1966 Corvette Convertible Sells for $250k at Barrett Jackson - gallery
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