Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Retrovette 789



7 comments:

chuck b. said...

Yeah!

Internet Ronin said...

I guess it costs about $135,000. About the same as the now discontinued high-end BMW roadster. This would be far more fun, I think.

vbspurs said...

Whoa! Seriously?? I could've sworn it was a vintage car.

Guys would lap this up, if not for the outrageous sticker price...

Oh well, another car for Shaq, Diddy-n-them.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ron said...

Looks like a '57 hood on a '59 or '60 body, yes?

Internet Ronin said...

I could've sworn it was a vintage car.

Well, it is, sort of. It combines various aspects of '57,'58, and '59 Chevys - thus the moniker "789."

As each is hand-built and guaranteed to be "one of a kind" as far as color goes, the high price is to be expected, I guess. Too bad. I'd like one. And you have to admit it would be fun cruising South Beach in one as well ;-)

Internet Ronin said...
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Internet Ronin said...

You're right Ron. A '57 Bel Air hood and grill, '58 Impala-style mid section and interior, finished off with the '59 Impala "bird in flight" tailfins. You probably are not old enough to remember the Matchbox '59 Impala. I do. (Cursor down to No. 57 on the page.)

I had two of these as a kid - one got crushed somehow. The other is still around in a box of toys at my mom's but pretty beat up. My dad drove a '58 Impala. All of us wanted a '57 Bel Air, of course ;-)