Created by California Custom Coach, the 4-door Corvette was built in a series of 5 cars based on the C3 Corvette Stingray.
In 2017, one of the five was auctioned on eBay. The seller claims that Chevrolet planned on annually producing 40 of these Corvette America cars, to be built by California Custom Coach in Pasadena.
There was a lot of overhead in building these cars since each required cutting two cars in half and mating them together to extend the wheelbase by 30 inches, installing four seats, four doors, and four T-tops.
For some reason, the idea never took off, though, probably because a base Corvette sold for about $13,000 back then, so the outrageous $35,000 asking price of the Corvette America made it economically unfeasible.
In all, a prototype and five other Corvette Americas were produced before Chevrolet pulled the plug on the project, according to the seller, who claims that his is the only one believed to have survived until today.
He also claims that one of the Corvette Americas sold for $500,000 five years ago, though we could find no evidence of the sale on the Internet, and that another one was on eBay for $300,000 six months prior.
Should Corvette have gone through with their plans?