Picture Time: When the C4 Isn't Explosive Enough

picture time when the c4 isnt explosive enough

Our Picture Time subject today is a Chevrolet Corvette C4 from 1984. Or rather it used to be, before someone got some big ideas in their head — right at the same time their eyes drifted to a pile of spare fiberglass and plastic.

There may have been a photo of a Ferrari F40 lying around as well.

Listed at a dealer in Wisconsin, this first-year C4 Corvette was created by an enthusiast of bronze. Bronze paint, bronze wheels, and a gilded Bronze Age interior await a new owner.

Every conceivable surface of the car has been covered with additional parts. Spoilers front and rear, vents, portholes, cladding. Yes! All of these. And wouldn’t you know it, the stunning attention to detail carries over into the interior.

Said interior has bathed in bronze leather or convincing and life-like wood tone. There are multiple radar detectors, a CB radio, button-tufted brougham seats, and a polished wood gear lever. It’s all here, all for the taking.

The car and its dealer are located in the former home of AMC, Kenosha, Wisconsin. And they’re willing to let it go for a song — just $21,995. What are you waiting for?

[Images: seller]

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  • Dilrod Dilrod on Jul 17, 2018

    This is what I've always imagined happening if someone had a JC Whitney catalog from that era, tore out the accessories section and ordered one of each.

  • Incautious Incautious on Jul 17, 2018

    hope they ditched the cross-fire motor

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