If Rocky Balboa and John Rambo were to build a Corvette, this would be it.
Aside from being a renowned actor, painter and boxing promoter, Sylvester Stallone likes his cars. He bought this wild 1968 Corvette at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction back in 2009, and it has a heavy hitting list of modifications.
Built for a discerning owner, this convertible features a 510 cubic inch, or 8.3-liter, Donovan Big Block making 660 hp. Torque is not listed, probably because the Brodix heads make enough turning force to shatter the Lakewood bellhousing. A five-speed manual transmission sends power to a custom 5-link coil-over rear suspension.
Because early Corvettes used the fiberglass body as a stressed part of the suspension, the entire frame was boxed with thicker steel to prevent the car from shattering upon launch. Anti-lock brakes and fuel injection bring this car into the modern era, along with air conditioning and power steering.
A build of this caliber demands a sizable investment, with the power train costing over $30,000 on its own. If you need a convertible Corvette with no expense spared, Taggart Autosport of Cary, North Carolina is asking only $129,900 for the Corvette that was once Stallone’s. Though it’s had one other owner since Stallone’s purchase, included with the sale is his autographed registration and a photo of Sly behind the wheel.
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