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Corvette C2 Restomod

Corvette Muscle and Italian Elegance

This Corvette combines American muscle with the elegance of Italy.  Ares is a firm located in Modena, Italy. Their current projects include a Tesla model s convertible, a vehicle inspired by a Ferrari 412 with a GTC4 Lusso conversion. The most recent completion, a 1964 Chevy C2 Corvette. will be astounding to the fans of Detroit iron.

Ares Restomod Creation

This project is truly a from the ground up type of project. So Ares began with stripping a 1964 Corvette all the way to the chassis. The mechanical parts undergo restoration. Ares builds separate C2 chassis. These parts need to fit a 5-speed manual transmission, a 525-horsepower 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine with a Viper Hammerhead rear differential. Soon the retained fiberglass body panels are in place. The body panel repairs are complete. They resprayed the car with a glossy black paint. Ares created a new hood to fit the custom engine. Ares also built a custom exhaust to coincide with the very modified chassis.

Next the attention was on the cabin. It received a modernized a/c system, soundproofing material, handmade door panel trim with a leather dash, and included an audio system that was state-of-the-art so that it would support a 120-volt charging port and Bluetooth. Some other details include rebuilt dials combining new and original materials,  led bulbs for all the interior lighting and additional modern features such as power locks and windows.

The Completion

Finally the end result was nothing short of spectacular. When you take a step back and look at the large turbine wheels, updated exterior lights, and modern sports car cockpit you won’t be able to look away.

However, a car created with such intricate details includes a large price tag. Ares would build customers their own C2 Corvette in the price range of $430,000 to around $500,000 dependent upon customization. It appears that this most recent resto-mod will be worth all the hard work and attention to detail.

 

 

 

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