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1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 Given a Daredevil Vilner Makeover

Nov. 16th, 2013 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
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Surprise! Vilner's done it again and tricked out another car, and this time it's a 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3. Always careful to maintain the original model's classic lines (in this case, it's a muscle car), the customization brand gave the Stingray an updated engine, a new paint job, and a brand new luxurious interior.

 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner

The Stingray's new exterior features a pearl brown varnish, while the original nickel-plated wheels were left in their original state. The form of the tail-lights were left intact, and new daytime running lights and turn signals were added — all using LED. Two chrome-plated grills were built in the opening of the front fenders, while the rear bumper was given a new look to better suit the Stingray's lines. The targa roof trim was upholstered in calf leather with decorative stitching. Under the hood, Vilner gave the 5.7-liter V8 Small Block engine brand new shafts, head, and two twin carburetors — apparently giving the engine an estimated 300 horsepower.

 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner

Vilner is especially proud of the original chrome-plated boot, on which a vintage suitcase made using camel leather is attached. Inside the car, the dashboard has been completely transformed, including the dials and speedometer. The audio system is by McIntosh (which features three amplifiers), a three-band front system is delivered by Ground Zero, and the two subwoofers is by Peerless.

 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner

The upholstery is made using a combination of calf-nappa leather and box, with laser engraving adding some extra personalization, and high-tech Corian material was brought in to replace the wood veneer elements. No word on who ordered this customization or how much it costs, but it certainly looks like a car made for a thrill seeker.

 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 vilner
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