The 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a thing of elegance. Its classic lines and its bloodline have kept it alive in the hearts of enthusiasts the world over, a fact made obvious when we found out that Bulgarian interior specialist Vilner had taken one such specimen and given it a striking overhaul.
The C3 in its original state is a real head-turner of an automobile. That being said, it’s difficult to imagine taking a thing of such insurmountable beauty and making it even more beautiful, but Vilner has managed to do just that.
“Our latest project, a classical 1976 Chevrolet Corvette, has received fine makeover, which refreshes the forms of the legendary Stingray C3 and at the same time keeps the classic lines of the U.S. muscle car,” Vilner boasts on its Facebook page.
Let’s talk about the first thing you notice: the exterior of the C3. A unique standout pearl brown paint coats the Corvettes fine lines before meeting the calf-colored leather-wrapped targa roof trim, accented with stitching. Daytime running lights, new turn signals, and taillights have all received LED technology, bringing the third-generation Corvette to the 21st century.
Inside, the dashboard might be the first thing your eyes are drawn to as the speedometer, tachometer, and other dials have been completely redesigned. Calf-nappa leather upholstery fills the cabin and each seat is laser-engraved. A McIntosh audio system, complete with three amplifiers and a Ground Zero three-band front system, reside inside as well, bringing the entertainment of today to a muscle car of yesteryear.
Under the hood, a 5.7L V-8 engine with a few modifications including new heads and twin-carburetors from Edelbrock Performance allow the Corvette to produce approximately 300 horsepower.
We’re kind of obsessed with the detail that went into making this Stingray unique and stunning. What do you think? Should classics be left alone or upgraded to meet today’s standards of “beautiful?”