It takes a lot to stand out at SEMA, but while we were walking through the endless halls of the Las Vegas convention center this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette easily caught our eye.

Dubbed the Corvette ZR59, the car has been given a complete Pro-Touring makeover with a custom Art Morrison chassis and a hand-built metal and fiber glass body. Under the hood is a Corvette ZR1 LS9 V8 producing 750 horsepower, and additional modern components include a Corvette C6 suspension, Wilwood disc brakes and Tremec T56 six-speed transmission. The interior is just as impressive with a hand-fabricated dash, center console and gauge cluster.

You can check out the Corvette ZR59 in detail in the high-res gallery above.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      JammickaSlappus
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not sure if those seats and seat belts are suitable for 750HP... 0_o
      Stars_Fan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Should say LS9 in not LS8
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      TOGO
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 59 is my favorite body style. Love the use of flat paint and metal accents. Simplicity is the name of game.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one of the coolest cars i've seen. Ah lock it a lot
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      kevin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it, but I'm not in love with it. I know a lot of man hours went into it, but the modern bits look a bit "tacked-on". Kinda like a church built in the 1890's then in the 1960's they added on to it.
      drewpy
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a kit car...body looks off and cheap
      Noz
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a POS
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet riding in it is like sitting in an ox-cart - bumpy
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      cartoonish
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