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Ballistic Beige V2 Vette | Kuhnhausen Metal Concepts

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Profile ID: 34679
Year: 1963
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Markets: Performance, Sports Car
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Kuhnhausen Metal Concepts LLC

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The owner of Ballistic Beige previously owned a saddle-tan painted 1963 Corvette in the 80’s as one of his early hot-rods. This project is commissioned to give him back a piece of his youth recreating that original look on the exterior and interior never straying too far aesthetically from the archetypal American Classic C2 Vette. However, this Vette has a twist. The beige becomes ballistic as you pop the hood or peer underneath this ride. Sitting on a heavily modified Art Morrison IRS Chassis featuring JRI Double adjustable coilovers, 6 piston 14” Wilwood brakes, a Woodward Road Race Rack, and massive Michelin tires all around 345/19 rear 295/19 front atop Forgeline LS3 3-piece wheels with real knockoff tri-bars. This beast is ready to annihilate corners. Propelling the chassis is a GM Performance LT4 Crate engine with dry sump oiling stuffed 4” back with a bespoke firewall mated to a 4l75E transmission, a QA1 Carbon Fiber driveshaft and Strange S60 IRS Differential. The star of the engine bay is the massive C&R cooling package horizontally mounted like a modern super car. The custom supercharger heat exchanger and radiator combo are topped with a custom shroud and dual 11” Brushless fans. Tucked neatly behind is a C&R oil to water-cooler keeping the transmission in check. These quality components are surrounded with other top shelf parts and fabrication work that border the realm of debauchery they are so good. The car keeps its 1960’s charm all while everything unseen from afar is living well into 2020. This project is slated for completion October 2019 in time for this year’s SEMA show reveal.