Dismantling a 1986 Corvette Yields a Unique Hot Rod

Here we have an interesting idea. The owner apparently had T-bucket hot rods before and noted (correctly) that they’re not really long-distance cars. We don’t know how, but he ended up with a 1986 Corvette and proceeded to remove most of the body panels, then construct a Model T-type “trunk” and add an old school radiator frame. The result sorta-kinda resembles a hot rod, but maintains Corvette running gear and suspension; so it theoretically is perfectly driveable for the long haul, assuming the lack of a top doesn’t bother you.

The car titles as a 1986 Corvette and the seller points out that insurance and registration are cheap. The engine was rebuilt under 900 miles ago. The seller claims the engine has a “mild” build for reliability, but we do see two four barrel carbs; so it’s not too mild. Given it’s clearly not built to original L89 specs, you’ll need to see about passing inspection and/or smog in your state.

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Hagerstown, MD, USA
$18,500 BIN with offers considered

Well…it is unique.

We’re not sure whether the front end protrusions are factory or added, but we hope they’re factory.

Here’s the early Ford-type radiator treatment.

Rear end has the classic box trunk.  Who needs fenders?

Quad tail lights and badge are nods to the Corvette.

Interior appears to be completely custom and rather basic, but that’s the hot rod style.

No, that’s not an open cubby, that’s a digital gauge pack.

The trunk contains the large battery and a fuel tank.

As we noted above, the factor fuel injection has been scrapped in favor of two carbs.  The engine is finished out for show, which is good, considering there’s no way to hide it.

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