When it comes to restmod, not every one of them is successful. But few of them hit the right note with its creation. Here is one such example which is 2001 Corvette Z06. Dubbed as 2001 Corvette Z06 “1953 Commemorative Edition by AAT” is almost close to perfection. This unusual custom Corvette is a developed based on 2001 Z06. It was designed by Advanced Automotive Technologies (AAT) and built in limited numbers. While we don’t have exact figure of how many 2001 Corvette Z06 1953 Commemorative Edition were made by AAT, but some claim that it was in the region of 200. This is one of six Z06 converted by AAT.
2001 Corvette Z06 1953 Commemorative Edition by AAT has red exterior complemented by black interior. Additionally, fiberglass body panels get replaced with new ones. It helps in evoking classic styling of the original. The new installed panels use the same spot as the old ones. However, there is a small modification which is a small recess cut into the trunk for clearance. Structural modifications remain untouched, hence, driving experience would be same as the factory Corvette Z06 of its era. An amalgamation of classic looks along with modern M5 underpinning will definitely please car collectors who always the best for them.
The discussed 2001 Corvette Z06 1953 Commemorative Edition by AAT was once part of Ken Lingenfelter collection. It has clocked just 9800 miles and also features a modified LS6 by John Lingenfelter. Currently, it is listed on Mecum Auctions but they have not disclosed any details regarding powertrain mods. If you want to know about it then keep your eyes open for 2019 Kissimmee Auction which is scheduled between 3rd and 13th of January.