• Jan 19, 2008


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Pininfarina, meet Corvette. Corvette, Pininfarina. This one-off 1963 concept car was created for the Paris Auto Show and has been stored at the Pininfarina museum since new. Chevrolet commissioned the design house to build the car, which is based on a 1963 Corvette chassis and has a 327cid/360-hp V8 under the hood. The car has a much more European feel, and features fixed headlights and a "swallow tail" rear end.

Once in the spotlight, the Rondine drew more attention than any car yet. Bidding for the car quickly skyrocketed past $1 million and was finally sold for of $1.6 million, with a final price tag of $1.76 million after auction fees. That's quite a lot of change, but less money than other desirable concept cars have sold for in past years.




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looking at this, I think Chevrolet and the Corvette would have been far better off if instead of that unfortunate styling of 68-83 they had let Pininfarina handle the design.
      CW
      • 7 Years Ago
      Forget this, the first ZR1 is on the block right now!
      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      This Corvette is beautiful
      • 7 Years Ago
      More proof the Italians build the most beautiful autos!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do any of you remember the Iso Grifo?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who is the new owner ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      So many American companies had Italian houses do design concepts for them in 50s and 60s, and they never put any into actual production. That's the problem with the American car industry, and American companies in general, very little vision beyond today's bottom line.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, a few Cars by american manufacturers were desigend by Pininfarina. Such as the Allante for example.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the mean styling
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well.... ten of the ZR1's just sold..

      wait - one! :D

      Oh, and this Concept is absolutely stunning. I had never seen it before tonight.
      • 7 Years Ago
      http://images.google.com/images?q=Corvette+Rondine&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

      Google images for anyone interested in seeing the "swallow tail" rear. Seems the rear view made it to production in the Ferrari 365 California and the Fiat 124 Spider.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, the back looks bad.
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