I had a thread started on this before but it got lost in the server migration. I hope I can replicate the "emotion" of that thread....
The 6th generation Corvette, or C6, proved to be very successful. Launched for the 2005 model year with the coupe and convertible, it eventually evolved to a family of models. In 2006 the Z06 joined the family, followed by the supercharged ZR-1 in 2009. In 2010 the Grand Sport joined the lineup in both coupe and convertible forms. For 2013, the last model year of the C6 generation, Chevrolet introduced yet another model in the lineup: The 427 convertible. Since the seventh generation Corvette was to be launched as a 2014 model year, this 427 convertible was a one year only model. GM and Chevy refuse to call it a Z06 convertible, but it is essentially a steel framed Z06 convertible. The heart of the car is the famous 505hp 7.0 liter LS7 engine. This roughly translates into 427 cubic inches. Well, it is almost 428 but the number 427 is sacred in Corvette history. Chevrolet claims this is the fastest and most capable Corvette convertible ever.
But 2013 also marked the 60th anniversary of the Corvette. So a special edition 60th Anniversary package was offered in all models featuring Arctic White paint, specific exterior and interior badging, sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, blue custom stitching, Blue Diamond interior color, gray custom brake calipers, ZR1 rear spoiler, full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue and blue convertible top graced with stitched stripes.
Combine these 2 and you have a 60th Anniversary 427 Corvette Convertible. I'm obviously biased, but I have seen one locally and WOW! What a car!
Pictures courtesy of the Internet
Of course I like it but there are no models of this car. So I will be doing my own. To keep it simple (yeah right!) I'll work with snap curbsides focusing on the visual impact of the car. The plan is similar to the full detail C6 convertible I did back a few years ago: Using the deck lid and conv boot from the snap C6 convertible. But this time, instead of combining it with a full detail C6 kit I'll be using a snap Z06.
According to Murphy's law, as soon as I'm done Revell will release a kit of this car so I'll look like a fool. Come On Revell, make me look like a fool!
This will be a very slow process as I only have a few minutes a week of workbench time.
The starting points are Revell Z06 and C6 convertible, both snap curbsides kits....
....which will not stay as they are much longer......
Let the madness begin!!!!
So this is the basic idea. However, it is not as straightforward as it may look because the fit is far from perfect. The parts are not exactly identical in size or shape. Add to that the variation of the cutting and if you want it to be perfect you have some work ahead.
Stay tuned. I hope to have this done before the actual car gets "classic vehicle" plates in 25 years
What do you think?