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Inside the restoration of the 'lost' Peter Max Corvettes

Lawrence Ulrich
Inside the restoration of the 'lost' Peter Max Corvettes

There are Coke-bottle-shaped third- generation cars, that so brightened the golden age of muscle in 1968, but lapsed into flabby, disco-ball status by the late ‘70s. The incomparably prized “Mid-Year” Sting Rays – two words, please – of 1963-67. The romantically styled, hopelessly mild inline-six Corvette that GM nearly euthanized after its lousy showroom reception in 1953, only to have Corvette godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov rescue and legitimize the breed with V8 engines, fuel injection and Daytona Beach speed runs.