Limited Edition 2001 Corvette Z06 gets reborn in 1953 Retro version
After seeing miniature renditions of the 1953 Corvette such as the Heirloom pedal edition and the Junior 35MPH editions, the coveted automobile from the house of Chevrolet sees a special edition with 2001 Corvette Z06 retro version. In 2003, when the 50th anniversary of the vehicle came upon the horizon, the fans were waiting for some sort of a special version of the car but the company couldn’t much then. There were many other enthusiasts who created their own editions, but this Z06 comes as an official one after this long a time gap, albeit nearing on the 60th anniversary.
From the long history of American masterpieces which car enthusiasts worldwide remember, the 1953 Corvette Z06 remains a prime symbol. Though out of 200 of the C5’s ever made, only 7 were ultimately given this special restyling and converted into Z06 editions, this one being included in the lot. Amongst the special changes, one sees the blood red paint job, with bright steel accents on the headlights, bumper fittings, front grille, alloy wheel covers and also on the door skirts. The coupe hood on the top retains a traditional black color, which has been carried out on the interior upholstery as well. The red branding on the head rests inner door skirts, the seat belt clips, and also the meter hands are the main contrasts inside the redone modern interiors. Also, what struck us was its105-inch foot space and rather new fiberglass inlays including the luggage area at the back. Looks like Steve Pasteiner of Advanced Automotive Technologies did peruse the guys at General Motors pretty well; in order for them to let him prepare this special edition.
In terms of the engine, there is an LS1 generation III V8 engine that can generate around 405 HP of power output. The sad part is the reduced mileage of around 28 miles to a gallon, but then, if you are zooming around in a machine like this, it just might not hurt you as much for the extra fuel costs. Best of all, the comfort of driving is present in various stages, even at the 1,000 RPM intensity level. Even after clocking a bit over 8,900 miles on the meter, it still retains much of old world charm. The vehicle is available for a price tag of $69,000.
However, if this model hasn’t yet caught your fancy for the racy feel to it, there is also a special edition 2013 Corvette 427 convertibles collection. Armed with a white body with a blue strip running from front end to the rear, it also retains much of the former charm albeit with advanced fittings under the hood. The 7-liter 505HP engine with 6-speed manual transmission, and special branding for the 60th anniversary with black interiors are just some of the other notables, apart from the obvious thrill of speed racing which the lucky buyers would have. Looks like Chevy is back to spoil its fans once again.