Can someone please tell me why people cobble together creations such as this 1986 ViperVette. Our friends over at Hemmings brought this mess to our attention and truth be told vehicles like this always leave me a little perplexed. On the one hand you have a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette. A car, that for back in the day was a pretty good performer with its 230 hp and 330 lb-ft. of torque. Compared to the road burners of today the old Vette’ is a bit archaic, but that doesn’t change the fact that back in the 80’s this sucker was the shiznit. Up next is the body from a 2000 Dodge Viper, a car that in stock form, would have trounced an 1986 Corvette on any racetrack on the planet.
Aside from the fact that the wheelbase is completely off line with that of the body, the workmanship actually looks to be ok. Keep in mind that building a car like this is no small affair, as it takes hours and hours of research and labor to be able to pull it all together. At the end of the day I can only conclude that this car was a labor of love for someone who had the desire to built something that no one had ever seen before. My fear though is that they are going to be stuck with it for quite some time as the market for creations like this is somewhat soft.