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People love older classic cars because of their excellent craftsmanship and timeless styling. Others prefer modern cars for their greatly enhanced safety, engineering and reliability. What about having their cake and eating it too with the benefits of both the old and new? Sounds great, but there are a few people out there who can afford to manage it. For those who can, Classic Reflection Coachworks (CRC) is there to build what its customers desire. In this particular case, we're looking at Corvettes, America's only classic sportscar. By classic, we mean that it's been built since the early '50s and has gone through six easily identifiable generations. One of those classic generations can be replicated on a much newer C5 chassis by CRC, and we've got lots of photos of the resulting transformation. Along the way, the original fiberglass body is replaced with a new carbon fiber shell, which was designed to look similar to a 1962 Vette. The cars you see in these photos belong to Keith Loyd from Scottsdale, Arizona. The black car will be auctioned off in a primetime spot at the upcoming Barret-Jackson auction, so if you belong to that rarefied group who will be bidding there, keep your eyes peeled for that.

[Source: Classic Reflection Coachworks via MotionParts]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      The proportions are all wrong. Too wide. Headlights are too small.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think they are pretty cool.

      They have a great website showcasing the build process on these cars too... some high tech went into the design.

      • 7 Years Ago
      It doesn't work, because they're using the OEM-sized headlights and grill on a much bigger (and IMO less shapely) car.

      Plus, nothing worse than to stare at the faux-classic interior, and to sit in the car and still see the same 90s wall of plastic, ugh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      fantastic because a classic 62 Vette doesn't look like the usual blah universal car designs of today...
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an overpriced extension of the idea that spawned those shoebox/cougar abominations.

      Those engine covers are the cheesiest looking things I've seen in a while.

      Windshield was already mentioned, but I'd just like to add that it could use some chrome side mirrors? Those jellybean mirrors really screw up the look (not as much as the windshield, though).

      • 2 Years Ago
      great cars!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw a white and red one at a scottsdale arizona autoshow last weekend, got a good photo of it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago

      Awwww hell no!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lame, lame, lame... uber lame.

      When will we run out of old guys to market this crap to?

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