1967 Resto-Mod Corvette - Strange Brew

Take A Little C2, Add Some C4, A Full-Tube Chassis, And This Is What You Get

Kevin Shaw Dec 27, 2006 0 Comment(s)

The stock body needed to be thoroughly massaged to properly fit the wide-set wheels and tires of the C4, making the rubber tuck deep in the wheelwells. Bob had Steve Mees at Billy Bob's handle the thick layers of urethane paint as the body was taped and prepped to receive a full coat of Ermine white and vintage race striping of LeMans blue across the center of the coupe. Running with the race theme, he chose to carry the C2 trend further by incorporating cues from the original Z06s, including the dual triple taillights out the back along with the air foils, scoops, and relief cuts all over the body. A clean homologation of street and racing, the coupe-named the Sick 7-finally came into it's own.

Billy Bob's was also responsible for the custom interior work. The Lakewood, New Jersey, shop restored the look of the original interior with bright blue and white trimmed vinyl with blue carpet. A custom dash was then made to integrate the new Auto meter gauges and Blue Moon lighting and console. A Vintage Air A/C kit was installed along with other opulent options. A Flaming River steering wheel was made with a matching blue wrapping.

The crew at Billy Bob's fabricated a new custom exhaust from the header flanges down to the Dynomax Bullet mufflers, sporting hefty 3-inch pipes the whole way down the body and spouting out the back.

The final result of all this labor and work was this one-off, super-exotic, '67 race-bred street machine that Bob relishes taking out on to the surface streets for a little fun. Of course, not too many people are daft enough to think this Corvette is all show and no go as the massive LS6 rumbles and snorts besides them at the light.

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