Retro C5 Corvette Conversion - The Avelate Fifty Three

The Future Of Yesterday

Team Vette Mar 1, 2004 0 Comment(s)
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Avelate Automotive Inc. is proud to announce a new addition to the Avelate Collection of Corvette conversions. Inspired by the first-series Corvette: Avelate's new offering is the "Fifty Three." Like Avelate's other models, the Split-Window, Roadster, and Speedster (which are inspired by the classic Sting Rays of the '60s and '70s and is a unique evolution of that heritage), the Fifty Three is not a retro copy or a reproduction of the first Corvettes but an original and unique work of automotive art. The Fifty Three is what Avelate Automotive believes the first-year Corvette would have evolved into-given time. The well-rounded lines, the simplicity of the interior, and the '53 essence are intact and take you back to a yesterday while keeping you firmly planted in today's market-just take a closer look at the boldness that the larger rounded lines give. The design features a low-oval mouth flanked by round headlights molded into the audacious fender forms. The clean slab sides are reminiscent of the '50s and flow with a gentle wedge to the rear.

The rear itself features a contemporary version of the original's round trunk shape, which is set between the taillights and mounted high in the rear quarters-echoing the front theme. This all-new body completely replaces the factory body, and the interior is restyled to carry out the Fifty Three design theme.

The Fifty Three will be available in two models: First the Convertible and then the Hatchback Coupe. A limited production "Commemorative-Edition" version of the Fifty Three will be offered in celebration of the Corvette's 50th Anniversary. These Commemorative Edition models will be offered in only one color combination: Polo White Pearl exterior and Sportsmen Red leather interior-a salute to the original white with red '53 Corvette. To ensure the exclusivity of the Commemorative Edition model, only 50 coupes and 50 convertibles will be built.


Avelate Automotive
Lakewood, WA 98499




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