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Would You Take This C2 Corvette Restomod Over A Brand-New C8?

For those unfamiliar with it, Resto Mod is a combination of “restoration” and “modification.” It’s the art of taking a classic car and infusing it with modern technology, blending the best of both worlds. In the case of this 1965 Corvette showcased by YouTube channel Raiti’s Rides, it’s a shining example of Resto Mod done right.

Its timeless body lines, featuring the iconic mako shark-inspired front, flip-up vacuum actuated headlights, and split bumper grill, continue to captivate enthusiasts. This Resto Mod preserves the original 1965 chassis, seamlessly integrating classic and modern elements.

The spinner-style wheels pay homage to the past, concealing modern Wilwood brakes – cross-drilled and ventilated – delivering exceptional stopping power. Beneath the hood lies a modern LS3 engine, a 6.2-liter V8 producing 495 horsepower, paired with a five-speed manual transmission, merging 21st-century performance with ’65 Corvette charm. Inside, Italian leather-clad seats, a Vintage Air system, and a Bluetooth-enabled custom stereo blend old-school aesthetics with modern comfort.

If you’re seeking a Corvette with modern technology but not quite ready for the C8, this ’65 Stingray Resto Mod might be your dream ride. It’s a reminder that progress often involves paying homage to the past while embracing the future.