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Stunning Record Setting ’53 Custom Kindig CF1 Corvette Hammers For $770,000

Check out the full details and pictures of this brilliantly imagined creation from Bitchin' Rides' Dave Kindig

A true masterpiece/Image Credit: Mecum

This is a historic benchmark sale for Dave Kindig, as 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. If the name sounds familiar, you may have run across Dave Kindig on the reality TV show Bitchin’ Rides, where Dave and his cohorts restore and rebuild unique vehicles.

This year’s Mecum Kissimmee auction was record-setting in many ways, with 527 Corvettes offered and a remarkable 72% sales ratio. The top ten Corvette sales, which we featured here, nearly topped $8,000,000, with this custom Kindig placing an impressive 4th.

Previous Notable Auction Activity for the Kindig CF1:

Quick Highlights

  • No. 5 Kindig It Designs CF1 Roadster
  • Custom built by Kindig It Designs and delivered in March of 2023
  • Titled as a 1953 Corvette Kit Car
  • Only 27 miles
  • Lingenfelter 427ci Eliminator 670hp LS7
  • 4L80E 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • A 291 lb Carbon fiber body from Doug’s Performance, which helps the CF1 tip the scales at just 3025 lbs
  • The cabin is stretched 4.5 inches
  • Winner of the John D’Agostino Award of Excellence SEMA 2022
  • Shown by Dave Kindig at several prestigious shows

My Favorite Design Element

The Rear Lights Flip Up!

Photo from Bring a Trailer auction, as no pictures of this feature were provided by Mecum

Sweet Lingenfelter-Built LS7

What a Gorgeous Creation

More pictures and info here

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