LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA January, 31st – Vestris’ Vettes is the first company to exhibit a resto-mod Corvette at Barrett Jackson. The Red ’54 was a huge hit and took the show by storm.
Car guys, technology geeks, Vette enthusiasts, the press and the pros all had questions/comments about this new phenome and kept the booth filled with a steady stream of admirers. One of the themes of the conversation was that Vestris’ focuses on cars like this one, no engine or transmission when purchased in 2002, thus settling the issue for purest about restoration to the original. The resto-mod is not for everyone but it certainly piqued the interest of those folks that were looking for the coolest ride in town without having to sacrifice performance or comfort. Ultimately this car found a good home in Maryland for a “modest” six-figure price tag. Company founder John Vestri predicted; “restored to original Corvettes have a strong heritage among enthusiasts and rightfully so, but for those enthusiasts that want more performance/comfort resto-mods will make a strong statement over the next two decades or longer. Vestris’ Vettes, www.vestrisvettes.com, builds resto-mod Corvettes, 1953 – 1975 delivering on the promise of a unique classic car that can be driven anytime, anywhere. “Great retro looks with today’s technology.”