Corvette Of The Day: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Tribute
This Grand Sport Tribute started out as a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. The only original components utilized were the body and dashboard, while all other parts were newly constructed. The Grand Sport Corvette was originally conceptualized by Zora Arkus-Duntov as a means for Chevrolet to participate in sports car racing, competing against Shelby, Ferrari, and Lotus.
To achieve the Grand Sport style, the ’65 Corvette was fitted with bodywork that incorporated the iconic Daytona Hood with its large vents for cooling and front-end air control. The body was treated with multiple coats of epoxy primer, sanded, and then finished with House of Kolor Ultra Orange Pearl paint and several layers of clearcoat.
Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by a GM Performance 502 complete crate engine, capable of generating 502 HP and 567 lb.-ft of torque.