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Jeff Hayes-built 1967 Corvette Restomod

LS3-powered C2 improves on a good thing


Is the 1967 Corvette king? In the collector car world, it seems that way. C2s arguably are the most classic design and the 1967 edition seemed to pull it all together with engines and equipment. Yet there will always be an enterprising individual or shop who imagines what can be done to improve an already special car. Jeff Hayes Customs had a vision, which you can see below for your enjoyment.

Painted Dirty Martini Green with a contrasting silver-green “Stinger” stripe and custom Butter Cream interior, this Vette utilizes a Art Morrison chassis with four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes. Under the hood, the original engine was removed (likely a 327) and in its place you’ll find a fuel-injected 540-horsepower LS3 paired with a SuperMatic 4L70-E heavy-duty four speed automatic. Take note of the valve covers on the engine, which resemble the finned units on vintage Corvettes. Another mod to note includes custom Schott Wheels with simulated knock-offs.

Join ClassicCars TV’s “Jalopy Jeff” Sutton at Barrett-Jackson’s 2023 Scottsdale auction as he tells you more about this special Jeff Hayes build, which sold for an amazing $770,000.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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