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Did This Remarkable ’53 Kindig CF1 Custom Roadster Beat The Recent $770k Record?

Another stunning example showed up at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale spectacle; do we have a new record?

Another remarkable creation from Dave Kindig

When the Number 005 Kindig-It Design CF1 Roadster hammered at this year’s Mecum Kissimmee auction for $770,000, it was a historic benchmark sale for Dave Kindig. The 1953 CF1 series was his first venture into a “series-built” car, and this extraordinary custom Corvette has been sending ripples throughout the community since its debut to the world at the 2021 SEMA show. The name may sound familiar, as Dave Kindig’s reality TV show Bitchin’ Rides, where Dave and his cohorts restore and rebuild unique vehicles, has made an impression on enthusiasts across the country.

Previous Notable Auction Activity for the Kindig CF1:

Here’s a quick glance at the current record holder, featured by CorvSport here.

And the Number 004 CF1 that was chasing the record.

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Kindig-It Design CF1 Number 004 Highlights

  • CF1 Number 004 is the product of a 9-month build completed during 2022.
  • Titled as a 1953 Corvette Kit Car.
  • The price to build new is $500,000 (as of late last year), with a wait time of over two years.
  • 650 RWHP and 580 ft/lbs of torque are on tap from its Lingenfelter Performance Eliminator 427ci LS7 V8 powerplant, which is equipped with a Borla 8-stack EFI setup.
  • Following acquisition by the consignor, the fuel injectors of CF1 Number 004 were converted to the current and visually pleasing “through-the-hood” tall-stack configuration.
  • Featuring an entirely carbon-fiber body weighing just 70 pounds, the CF1 is based upon a purpose-built Roadster Shop custom chassis maintaining the stock Corvette wheelbase, yet specially engineered to deliver far greater passenger space and comfort.
  • Finished in Blue Suede Blue paint over a Stone full leather custom interior.
  • Other performance highlights include a floor-shifted GM 4L80E automatic transmission, independent rear suspension, and Wilwood 14-inch disc brakes mounting 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers.

Let’s take a closer look at that 427ci Lingenfelter masterpiece with the unique “through-the-hood” tall-stack configuration.

My Favorite Design Element

The Results


So close! But the sales result is still a true testament to the growing popularity of this special and brilliantly imagined custom Corvette.

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Photo Gallery: What a Beautiful Creation

Information and pictures were sourced through the Barrett-Jackson website.

A CorvSport reader from our Facebook community was there in person!