That’s one resto-modification tastefully done.
We all love Kevin Hart – okay, maybe not all, but as car nuts, we know that the actor-comedian has quite a taste for cars. In February, Hart acquired a beastly, badass-looking 1970 Dodge Charger that’s powered by a 1,000-horsepower Hellephant engine. That’s one sweet ride but it looks like that wasn’t enough to satisfy Hart’s itch.
Just last weekend, Hart went home with a stunning custom 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for a princely price of $825,000. If you think that’s too much, take a gander at the images below and see for yourself.
Sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona, this classic Vette isn’t an ordinary restoration of course. The most notable customization is the engine residing inside the hood – a new 6.2-liter V8 engine from a mid-engine C8 Corvette LT1.
And yes, that mill puts out the same numbers at 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, sent to the wheels via a 4L75E automatic transmission. Suspension and brake calipers (Wilwood brakes), on the other hand, were from a C7 – the former’s an Art Morrison independent suspension with fully-adjustable ride height and Strange coilovers. Wheels are a set of EVOD one-offs wrapped in Nitto whitewall tires. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.