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it's a c-6 no wait 57 chevy no wait a 59..

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Melding design elements from different Chevy models, the 789 shows the world that you really can’t have enough of a good thing. Although the 789 looks instantly iconic, it is actually the best of three classics mounted atop a Le Mans-winning Corvette C6 chassis. Aptly named for the three years represented in the overall design, the 789 has the "hooded eyes"and chrome grille of a ’57, a mid-section that’s reminiscent of a ’58 Impala and the "bird in flight" rear tailfins of a ’59. These three Vehicles are all instantly recognizable classics celebrated by people around the world.

Owning and operating a classic car often proves difficult. Rarity of parts, expertise needed for installation, and potentially high upkeep or restoration costs are some of the problems with which collectors must deal. All of the money in the world spent to modify or modernize a vintage car will not change the reliability or performance problems associated with it. The 789 offers the best of both worlds: retro looks and styling, and it will fire up every time you turn the key. The body is constructed of lightweight composite panels. We have developed a process of using 80% carbon fiber with 20% fiberglass. This process gives us a light weight rigid part as if it was 100% carbon fiber with the minimal properties of fiberglass that allows for show quality paint and finish.

The customer can either provide us with a donor C6 series (2005-2009) Corvette, which currently retails for around $60,000 (though used models can be had for less), or we can locate one for you. After stripping the ‘Vette of its stock body, we hand-graft the retro body panels over the stock frame, suspension, and massive 440-horsepower, 6.0-liter aluminum-block V8 engine. The base cost of conversion is $80,000, which includes choice of interior/exterior color schemes, specific 789 exhaust, and PST high-performance sway bars. A full range of upgrades are available, including up to 800 hp powertrains, custom suspension, audio/video/navigation systems, interior customization, and more. We will build each 789 to meet the customer's specifications. However, please note that no previously built combination of paint scheme and interior treatment will be duplicated.

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3fan4ever’s Profile Photo
Dec 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm
donnalove’s Profile Photo
Dec 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Very Nice!!!!
SmokeGray89’s Profile Photo
Dec 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Love the rear, my first car was a 1959 Impalal.
canadianpontiacguy’s Profile Photo
Dec 29, 2009 at 7:12 am
Love the full-on rear view.
But the front end does nothing for me.
Performance should be outstanding!
SNL71’s Profile Photo
Dec 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm
i think that it is pretty interesting on one hand and kinda out there on the other but the concept of the build is unique and unique is what sells these day so my hat goes off to the team that built such a ride
compoman’s Profile Photo
Dec 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm
I think it's a beautiful meld of 3 great years. But then again, I grew up around these cars, so it is a bit nostalgic.
lizardbird98’s Profile Photo
Dec 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm
don't get me wrong any one that can make something like this look so flawless in a build is very talented and artistic. but i don't think the 57 and 59 front end is a good mix.
BugeyeRX’s Profile Photo
Dec 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Kinda ugly!
TexasDon’s Profile Photo
Dec 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm
I think it's a work of art. I have followed this project from the beginning and wish that I could afford one!

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