1966 Chevrolet Corvette King Rat

1966 Corvette King Rat: The ultimate obscure Corvette you definitely forgot about

The 1966 Chevrolet Corvette King Rat is, quite possibly, the meanest C2 Corvette ever built

The car started life as a normal 327 small-block convertible. Initially, Keith "Ivan" Ball - the builder and owner of the car - wanted to restore it. He ended up doing a lot more than that

The goal was to build a street-legal C2 Corvette, capable of 180 mph

Keith Ball installed a 454 big-block Chevy V-8, which was later stretched to 500 cubic inches. The result was over 700 hp without forced induction

The car was built in the 1970s and has remained a one-off special

The wide body was made out of fiberglass and the overall aesthetics have been influenced by the Corvette C2 Gran Sport, of which only 5 were built, under Zorah Duntov's supervision

It wa still very much recognized as a C2 Corvette, but had a very distinctive looks

The rear end featured stacked taillights as opposed to the usual, parallel arangement. The rear glass was actually from a DeTomaso Vallelunga

Swipe up if you want to learn more aboit the epic and obscure Corvette King Rat by Keith Ball

Rumors suggest that the car is still out and about. Although we cannot confirm its exact whereabouts or condition, we think there are very few cars that can top the insaniy of the King Rat, especially for something that was built in the 1970s


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