Without a doubt, ace American comedian Kelvin Hart has demonstrated that he is a huge fan of cars, both modern and classic. One of the models he adores is the corvette, which he purchased for as much as $825,000 at the Barret-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
The vintage 1959 Corvette is powered by a V8 LT1 6.2-liter engine with a generative output of 460 horsepower and 465-pound feet of torque, both mated to 4L75E automatics after undergoing extensive performance upgrades.
The suspension has been revised to fit properly for the tuned engine and has not been left unchanged. Art Morrison C7 Independent front suspension with odd coil overs and adjustable ride height is now standard on the Corvette. The brakes have also been updated, with 6-piston calipers now available at the front of the vehicle.
To make this 1959 Corvette work perfectly with the 14-inch disc, EVOD had to build exclusive one-off wheels. The wheels have a middle knock-off nut and shaved Nitto tires wrapped around them. In order to ensure seamless handling, rack and pinion units with power assistance are also available.
The entire transformation was, unsurprisingly, a frame-off reconstruction. Cadillac Gray powder coat was added to the door. The body is finished in Franny Green and Global High Solids transparent after being removed with glass beads. The painter went a little further by repainting the underside of the corvette black and adding a ceramic coating finish. Chocolate Brown Stayfast material has been used to repair the convertible top.
The vintage model’s interior includes LED lighting, Dakota Digital gauges, a JL amplifier, and Bluetooth networking. Since its reconstruction, Kelvin Hart’s 1959 Corvette has only driven 150 miles. Hopefully, the comedian will star in it shortly.
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