The Blacked-Out 'Death Star' '54 Corvette Is a 638-HP Restomod Masterpiece - Maxim

The Blacked-Out 'Death Star' '54 Corvette Is a 638-HP Restomod Masterpiece

Stick a modern V8 in a classic shell, and good things happen.
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Timeless Kustoms '54 Corvette2

When we last visited Timeless Kustoms, the Camarillo, California shop had just produced a 1969 Camaro black enough to qualify for Spinal Tap's album cover. And now the custom car wizards have extended that black-is-beautiful concept to the Camaro's older brother, the '54 Corvette.

Timeless camaro2

You can easily see the conceptual similarities, despite the dramatically different body styles of the Corvette and Camaro.

Timeless Kustoms '54 Corvette

For the Corvette, Timeless turned to Corvette power, in the form of the incredible 638-horsepower 6.2-liter, supercharged LS9 engine from the 2009-2013 C6-generation Corvette ZR1.

2010 Corvette LS9 engine

The 'Vette's snug two-seat cockpit gets the custom treatment to update it from the ancient original configuration to something a little simpler and cleaner looking, along the lines of a racing cockpit.

Timeless Kustoms '54 Corvette3

After two Chevies in a row, and a Mustang before that, will Timeless do a Dodge next?

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