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Autotrader Find: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Conversion

If you’re interested in a "Split Window" C2 Chevrolet Corvette, and I think nearly all car enthusiasts are, you’ve probably realized that prices have gone stratospheric — with really nice examples selling for $150,000 or much more. Then there’s the other obvious problem with a C2 Corvette: It’s an old car, so it won’t have any modern conveniences or luxuries or safety features. That’s not great news if you actually want to use your Corvette.

So here’s an alternative. This is a 2013 Chevy Corvette that’s been modified to look like a 1960s Split Window model, meaning it has all the underpinnings — and technology, and safety equipment — of a 2013 Corvette, but the look of a 1960s model. Unfortunately, it doesn’t precisely have the look of a 1960s model, as the Split Window body doesn’t precisely fit on the 2013 Corvette frame — but you get the idea.

If you’re wondering how this came to be, it was made by a company called Karl Kustoms, in Iowa, which modified Corvette models in this way — to look like older versions than they actually are. This particular Vette has traveled just 1,948 miles since new, making it a well-kept, well-preserved example of this unusually modified Corvette. Its look will certainly appeal to some shoppers who want the C2 Corvette look without the hassle of owning an older car.

Unfortunately, it’s not much of a bargain compared to the "real thing." This Split Window conversion is offered by Ryan Friedman Motorcars in Valley Stream, New York, and it’s listed for $145,995 — big money for a 2013 Corvette. Still, it’s a special 2013 Corvette, and it’ll likely find a buyer who longs for the old nostalgia — but not the hassle — of the 1960s Corvette. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Editor’s Note: This vehicle has sold since the article was originally written.

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