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Muscle Car Monday Part 2: With a Vengeance!

The same day that I saw the Challenger, I also spotted this rather outlandish coupe a few blocks away.  I instinctively knew it was some sort of Corvette, but when I realized that it was a 1964 Stingray buried beneath that absurd body kit, my heart sank and incredulity set in.  How could anyone disfigure a Stingray like this?  As is common knowledge to car lovers, the taste of some Corvette owners can be shall we say -- "flamboyant."  I can't quarrel with this extroverted fellow's craftsmanship, though.  The paint was flawless, and the bodywork was really straight and well executed (In the same way that CGI in a Michael Bay movie is well executed).  Someone clearly put a lot of effort into this thing, and the use of the '59 Cadillac tail lights tells us the guy doesn't take himself entirely seriously either!  But what a pity to see a Stingray reduced to such a side show. Had it been a later 'Vette I could have take it in stride and merely laughed it off, but I happen to think that Bill Mitchell's Stingray coupe was probably the best proportioned car America produced in the postwar period.  I would love to see what the famously volcanic Mitchell would have said or done upon seeing his iconic design transformed this way! Click here for the rest of the pics!

The car is for sale, just in case you happen to think it is sex on wheels. Email me if you want the owner's number!

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