1971 Chevrolet Corvette Hatchback Freakshow

I spotted this at the Russo and Steele auction, the ‘still for sale’ tags indicates that either nobody wanted it or it didn’t meet the reserve price.

These Corvettes were ridiculously swoopy and cartoon-like to begin with, this is just over the top. If there were a Scooby Doo episode where they befriended some wild gothabilly kids, this is what they would drive, only with landau bars on the sides (click the link at the bottom for the full effect).

Here are the details from the auction page:

“Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 15th – 19th, 2014 at Russo and Steele’s 14th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

This custom Corvette Following is a list of all new build out components:


  • World Products Limited Edition 454 Small Block. Engine dyno @ 598 HP, chassis dyno @ 468 HP Pump Gas
  • MSD ignition, and billet mechanical tach drive distributor
  • Billet Specialties serpentine drive system with AC
  • Lakewood scatter shield, 3200# Borg/Beck clutch, aluminum flywheel
  • Richmond 6-Speed Transmission
  • Polished Aluminum Drive Shaft
  • Aftermarket special machined Corvette third member, with 12 bolt GM final drive assembly
  • Aftermarket fine splined rear drive flanges/ heavy duty bearings
  • Billet Specialties Wheels 15″x 10″ front, 15″ x 13″ rear, Mickey Thompson Flame Tread Tire’s
  • 3″ custom mandrel exhaust system

  • Front mono cross leaf, lower A arms, and fully adjustable upper A arm
  • Rack and Pinion steering
  • Aftermarket rear swing arms
  • Removable Transmission cross member mount
  • All new calipers and rotors

  • There isn’t another piece of C3 fiberglass graphics available with Ecklers, that isn’t on this car
  • Hand laid fiberglass hatchback topper/gray suede headliner
  • Custom built front tilt hardware, all powder coated
  • CP Lambo door kit, custom installed, so that stock door hinges could be used if desired
  • Stock popup headlight buckets modified to accept rectangle head lamps rather than the stock round lamps. All new vacuum hardware
  • Paint is: Hot Hues Brandy Wine Candy

  • New carpet, and floormats
  • Kenwood flip up DVD/TV/Backup Camera/GPS, 700 Watt Bass amplifier, 700 Watt mid range Amplifier, 8 speakers
  • Custom built center armrest/storage console
  • Choice of shift levers, one (short throw with T-handle), the other is a Mopar pistol-grip with real inlaid Rosewood.
  • Rosewood Steering Wheel
  • New Speedometer, and New Mechanical Tach”