'08 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Bob Young has a garage full...
Bob Young has a garage full of high-end cars, and he's added this '67-look C6 to his collection.
: Bob Young, Adel, Iowa
Hand-fabricated fiberglass panels made to replicate '67 Corvette Sting Ray convertible
Conversion By: Karl Kustom Corvettes, Des Moines, Iowa
OEM Body Components: Deck lid, side mirrors, rocker panels and gas door
Bodywork: Karl Kustom Corvettes, Des Moines, Iowa
Paint: Victory Red basecoat/clearcoat (Same color car was painted at Bowling Green Assembly); Paint preparation and applied by Karl Kustom Corvettes, Des Moines, Iowa
The body has been painted...
The body has been painted to simulate a set of C2-type pop-up headlights...
: OEM 2008 Corvette
: OEM 2008 Corvette
: OEM 2008 Corvette rack-and-pinion, power-assisted
: OEM C6 four-wheel disc brakes (13-inch rotors in front, 12-inch rotors in rear), with Wilwood calipers and ABS
: OEM 2008 Corvette 5-spoke chrome-plated aluminum, 18 x 8 1/2 inches in front, 19 x 10 inches in rear
: OEM Goodyear Eagle F1 (245/40ZR18 front, 285/35ZR19 rear) with '67-style red stripes added
GM Powertrain LS3 aluminum-block V8
Displacement: 376 cubic inches (6.2 liters)
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Cylinder Heads: OEM LS3 cast aluminum
Ignition: OEM LS3 coil-on-plug electronic
Induction: OEM LS3 sequential electronic fuel injection
Camshaft: OEM LS3 hydraulic roller
Exhaust: OEM LS3
Horsepower: 430 @ 5900 rpm (Advertised)
Torque: 424 ft. /lbs. @ 4600 rpm (Advertised)
...but in reality, the headlights...
...but in reality, the headlights actually shine through the grille below the front bumpers. Pretty slick!
GM Powertrain six-speed overdrive automatic transaxle
: OEM 2008 Corvette: Console-mounted, with paddle up/down shifters on steering wheel
Final Drive Ratio
OEM 2008 Corvette with "Karl Kustom" logo on center panel (waterfall) between seats
Seats: OEM 2008 Corvette sport seats, upholstered in red/black leather
Carpets: OEM 2008 Corvette cut-pile
Instrumentation: OEM 2008 Corvette (0-200 mph speedometer, 0-8000 rpm tach with 6300 rpm redline, plus ammeter, oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges)
Sound System: OEM 2008 Corvette (in addition to exhaust system)
HVAC: OEM 2008 Corvette (in addition to lowering top and windows, then driving briskly)