1978 “Corvette Summer”

”Corvette Summer” (1978 film)


Two Corvettes were built for this flick – a glamour version for close-ups and a stunt car – by Dick Korkes of Korky’s Kustom Studios, with the former car eventually finding its way Down Under. It was extensively rebuilt in the 80s by local custom maestros Paul Kelly and Paul Bennett before gracing the cover of Street & Strip #7.

The Corvette’s crazy styling and wild paint have upset the purists for decades, but star cars of the 70s had to be box-office drawcards and true to the era, not shrinking violets.


📚: Simon Major (2016) via whichcar.com.au