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1966 Chevy Corvette from SEMA 2017 Has a Hidden Secret That Most People Don't Know

Click the video link to hear why the builder of this beautiful Corvette did such an atrocity

Click the video link to hear why the builder of this beautiful Corvette did such an atrocity

If cutting a split-window 1966 Corvette in half and widening it by over six inches is your idea of fun, here’s the car for you. The “Split Ray” was built by Scott Roth, of The Auto Shoppe, in Vermont with the goal of combining Italian supercar flair with a C2 to produce what he modestly calls “something different”. The judges at the Detroit Autorama agreed, selecting the “Split Ray” as a Great 8, one of eight nominees from the show eligible for the coveted Ridler award. And no wonder. The attention to detail is astounding from the Ferrari-like egg-crate grille, hand-formed aluminum bumpers, custom DOT-approved windshield, to the LS9 with bespoke blower cover and valve covers from EVOD Industries to give it the look of an updated Fuelie. EVOD also supplied the wheels, which appear to be knock offs, but actually hide a five bolt mounting. In case you’re wondering, the total effort was 22,000 man hours spread across a crew of nine over 17 months. Scott comments that “people don’t notice at first that the car has been widened.” Not surprisingly, the extra width makes the “Split Ray” appear more contemporary. The interior certainly is inspired by a newer era, with many C7 components. Asked why he chose Spectre for the “Split Ray”, Scott enthusiastically replied that “we’ve used Spectre filters in about a dozen builds. The filters work great, there are lots of options, and they’re easy to work.” Thanks for the kind words Scott, and congratulation on a truly stunning build. Watch the video to see more about the innovative “Split Ray”.

Under that custom blower cover sits an LS9 that breathes through a Spectre filter and custom intake

Under that custom blower cover sits an LS9 that breathes through a Spectre filter and custom intake


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