• Oct 3, 2007


Retrofitting Corvettes with bespoke Italian sheetmetal is a cherished trade in the coachbuilding industry, revived recently by cars like the Spada Codatronca and Castagna Aznom. But these rare machines owe their lineage to customs like this one: the 1963 Pininfarina Rondine Corvette.

The one-of-a-kind coachbuilt sportscar was shown at the '63 Paris auto show, and has remained in Pininfarina's collection since, recently re-appearing at the Concorso at Villa d'Este in 2005 in celebration of the famous design house's 75th birthday. Now it's headed for the auction block, scheduled to go under the hammer at the upcoming Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Calling the classic "an American in an Italian suit", the organizers at Barret-Jackson haven't disclosed the estimated value, but it's sure to fetch a pretty penny or two.

[Source: Corvette Blogger]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats pretty sassy. I for one wouldnt mind seeing some limited edition rebodied 'Vettes from Italy. The Callaway is ugly, and so far the other rebodies I have seen (Antera I think is one) dont do the C6 chassis justice. Now a Pininfarina C6 with a new interior... *drool

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      • 7 Years Ago
      sweet car. Pininfarina has done some beautifully artful designs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      damn, the nose on that couldnt look more like a sting ray. love it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Such a beautiful design. The bumper and grill seem intentionally designed to look like a real stingray.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful. Would it be hard for chrysler to call up PininFarina and say 'Help"!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see any Stud. Avanti in this design?

      JK
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love cars like this.

      However, my first reaction to this car was "Nice Corvair" even though the best Corvair could not hold a candle to this car... Probably.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is beautiful. Simple understated with an interior that no corvette of any generation has matched.