Triumph Spitfire / C4 Corvette Hybrid

What happens when you put C4 Corvette (the seller says "1983 Corvette", but there's no such thing) on a Triumph Spitfire mid-section?  Probably a lot of flex, but you also get this feature car.



The seller says this project is ready to be assembled, but the whopping two pictures included in the ad don't show fenders or a trunk.  Any fenders attached to this will have to be massively wide, as it appears tat the rear track width is about the same as the wheelbase making this an almost square vehicle.

Clearly, this is a "why not" type of car, as there's no logical answer to the question "why?"  To make matters worse, only an automatic transmission is included in the sale.  So...this wasn't planned to be a sports car - just a weird cruiser with a lot of investment.  May we suggest the original 1984-ish Vette with its automatic would have served that purpose nicely?  We applaud the drive it took to get this far, even if we don't agree that the plan was complete or sound.

Whatever you think of it, just know that the seller seems intent on recovering some of this mal-investment.  From an investment standpoint, you would be better off with Enron share certificates sold on eBay; but one could try to pick this up cheap and then fit a Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission for kicks...

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Trabuco Canyon, CA (very close to Oddimotive HQ)
$20,000 (NOT very close to a realistic price)


Yeah...there's this.


And there's this.

Ad text:

1970 highly modified Triumph Spitfire. Custom made frame to accommodate the front and real clips of a 1993 Corvette. Engine is from a 1983 corvette with automatic transmission. Over $40,000 invested in parts and custom fabrication by Don Clar. VDO guages, custom roll bar, Cordova seats, tilt steering wheel, block hugger headers, side pipes, custom fuel tank, radiator and drive shaft. Ready to be reassembled. Includes the engine hoist. Reasonable offers considered

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