This one-off Vignale Corvette was built for the 1961 Salon de l'Automobile in Paris. It was based on a 1959 or 1960 Corvette chassis, commissioned by Gordon Kelly (USA). Kelly was a Wisconsin-based designer who had the wish to design his own sports car and so in the early '60s had traveled to Europe to make his dream come true. He selected Vignale to rebody the car. The car received a final paint job in 2004 under the now-deceased Kelly. Ownership went to John Breslow (USA).
See images in the Gallery.
Here the car in action at the Goodwood Revival 2014:
... and all in one city!! Februari 7th and 8th, Paris is the place to be. Three famous coachbuilt cars will be offered by two auction houses in the French capital.
Honey! Get packed! I take you to Paris!
It’s not the first time a car with an unusual history intrigues me. But mostly they are specialist cars that raise not more then an eyebrow to so-called connoisseurs. This time however it is an unloved Jaguar D-type. Really.
What to tell about the concours d'élégance that took place in the gardens of the Dutch Royal Palace ‘Het Loo’? A bit late (the concours was held at August 31), but we could not think of the appropriate words for this report...
I am not a natural flatterer, I like to think that I "tell it like it is", politely I hope. So when I tell you that I am very impressed by the contents of your website, it is just not English politeness. I of course love the subject matter but you deal with it in an energetic and respectful manner. I am overwhelmed by the research that has gone into compiling the list of coachbuilders/bodybuilders for Europe and North America. I have never heard of the vast majority of them.
Congratulations on an excellent website.
- N. Maltby of Car Scene International
We use Coachbuild.com almost daily as our main reference source!
- Schloss Dyck Classic Days
We use Coachbuild.com all the time for references!
- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
We are very impressed by your website!
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