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Designed using completely modern computer technology, the body of a ’62 Vette was scanned and then lengthened to fit a C5 chassis which gives a unique look to the car. It is actually pretty funny watching onlookers as they try to figure out what year the car is. They know it isn’t quite like anything they’ve seen before, but they can’t place their finger on what it actually is. 

The rear section of the carbon fiber body is permanently mounted to the chassis, just like a factory car, while the rest of the body components are mounted with factory hardware wherever possible. The end result is all Corvette body style and design.

The car in these photos was on display at the 2011 Performance World car show in Toronto. It was built for a local owner by The Rod Shop, in Calgary, Alberta who are the only Canadian distributer for the conversion.

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