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Auction Palm Beach 2012
Lot 700
Reserve Type NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Year 1963
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CUSTOM COUPE
VIN 30837S111289
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description "The best of the best" Kip Wasenko, GM Performance Design Director. Mr. Duntov's heartfelt desire for a mid-engine Corvette concept is exquisitely captured in the hand crafted V7 Twin Turbo. Purpose built to shame the Ferrari's, Porsche's and Ford GT40's of the era. Brilliantly conceived the iconic 1963 split window coupe has been passionately re-sculpted and shaped with swooping lines and breathtaking style. The new cab forward design allows the motor to be viewed through the original rear windows openings. Ala Enzo, simply stunning architecture. Stretching the rear quarters logically forms sensuous air intakes, aiding cooling and ground effects. Pure in form, real in function. Entering the cockpit is handled by an industry 1st "suislide" articulating door system. Absolutely jaw dropping geometry. Leather wraps the original Stingray dash humps equipped with Autometer gauges. The cabin is fitted with race style seating from Cobra with full Crow harness system. Conveniences include power windows and HVAC. Audio system delete, the twin turbos spooling up is all you need. The technical side of the V7 is equally amazing. The custom tube dual ladder frame forms the base. Penske Racing supplied the fully adjustable suspension. Completing the chassis are gigantic 6-piston Baer brakes with cross-drilled rotors. All this magic rolls on custom HRE wheels clad with Michelin's widest. Featuring a Hot Rod Magazine project motor literally blueprinted to the max. The Chevrolet LS twin turbo V8 dynos at 1,000hp and 915lbs/ft of torque. Mated to a custom built Mendeola transaxle and Master Shift paddles. Trips to the corner store or man cave happen fast. The V7 prototype launches 0 to 60 in the sub 3-second club. Brutally fast, sexy and artistically engineered. Welcome to the American super car world. Winner of the automotive industry's coveted GM Design Award. The V7 has attained the credentials of 21st century automotive art. Museum level quality and endless details make the V7 Twin Turbo one of the most collectable Corvettes in the world. Rarely does a car move so many human beings emotionally. Rarely does a car have this much soul. GM's Design Director said it best. "The Corvette Duntov would have built to win LeMans," "Exquisite execution, sensuous lines, amazing details," "The V7 is the finest I have ever seen." "The best of the best."
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