Prof Build! Supercharged 496, Built 4L80E, Roll Cage, Art Morrison Chassis, Wow!
this is how you build a vintage resto-mod that stands up to the test of time. There are so many hacked-up mid-year Corvettes out there with misguided attempts at modernization that this track-ready 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Pro Street roadster stands out simply by virtue of its insane curb appeal and attention to detail. Of course, the thundering 496 cubic inch big block with it’s protruding blower doesn’t hurt, and it’s got the performance hardware to put all that extra horsepower to use without diminishing the fantastic original C2 look.
If we’d have to guess, this was likely a very high-dollar paint job when it was applied, because it still looks so darn good today. The custom egg crate grille and rear chrome bumpers give the Corvette a classic sports car look and with the factory trim around the top and windows still in place, the brightwork sparkles against the high-impact bodywork. There’s absolutely nothing on the exterior that wasn’t tweaked, upgraded, or polished to a high shine during the restoration, and it’s all holding up very well.
Finished in more polished aluminum bits than you’ll find at a Goodguys show, it’s a street-legal piece that was built to dominate at the track. There’s a pair of Holley 4-barrel carbs on top, Wisco 8.5: