Get ready to witness the jaw-dropping transformation of a classic 1954 Corvette as Timeless Kustoms breathes new life into this iconic sports car. Originally criticized for its lack of power, the Corvette faced the risk of discontinuation. But Chevrolet’s decision to develop a more powerful engine, the small-block V8, propelled the Corvette forward, earning its place in automotive history as “America’s Sports Car.”
Now, nearly sixty-five years later, Timeless Kustoms, a renowned bodyshop based in Camarillo, California, has taken the concept of reimagining classic automobiles to a whole new level. Led by owner Jason Pecikonis, the company specializes in creating super-personalized, high-performance masterpieces. Their latest creation? The awe-inspiring 1954 “Death Star” Corvette Convertible.
The “Death Star” Corvette combines the original 1954 Corvette’s fiberglass body with an Art Morrison space-frame chassis. However, it’s the heart of this beast that truly sets it apart. Powered by a supercharged LS9 crate engine, the same powerhouse found in the 2009-2013 Corvette ZR1, this Corvette packs a staggering 638 horsepower into its lightweight frame, weighing just 2,100 pounds. With such a fearsome power-to-weight ratio, this machine can unleash mind-boggling acceleration, reaching 0-60 in a blink and a quarter-mile in no time, with a top speed of 205 mph!
Witness the vision of Corvette collector Tony Tesaro come to life through the skilled craftsmanship of Timeless Kustoms’ Jason Pecikonis and Louis Tesoro. With meticulous attention to detail, they transformed a “basket case” 1954 Corvette into the ultimate first-gen masterpiece. Finished in Cyber Gray Metallic and featuring eye-catching polycarbonate window hood, Brembo brakes, and a perfectly balanced suspension, this sinister-looking Corvette commands attention on the road. Aptly named the “Death Star” due to its dark paint finish and menacing body lines, this incredible creation is sure to leave you in awe. Brace yourself for an out-of-this-world Corvette experience!