This Corvette/Volvo mash-up is the weirdest you'll see today
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Peanut butter and jelly, lamb chops and mint sauce, corgis and The Queen — all exceptional, rational combinations.
Volvo and Chevrolet? Nope, definitely not cut from the same duet cloth.
The two marques couldn't be more different. One is Swedish, the other American. One's reputation built on safety and class, the other on noise and economy. One looking towards an entirely electric future, the other still churns out the 1234Nm, 6.6-litre V8 Silverado with no end in sight.
Yet, opposites are still known to attract, and this was the case for at least one custom car-builder in the US who decided to combine a Chevrolet Corvette C4 with a horrifically butchered Volvo P1800 body on top.
The Corvette C4 has particular notoriety for being the least-desirable Corvette in the world. It also had the knack of arriving on this earth in the midst of the kit-car craze, where people would create and sell kits to Extreme Makeover Home Edition their humdrum motors; turning them into lookalikes of things with a better reputation.
This made the C4 (along with the Toyota MR2 and Pontiac Fiero) prime candidates for such home-built shenanigans, with cars like this beast the result.
It's lovingly called the 'Volvette', and it's currently up for sale on eBay with a buy-now price of US$40,000 (NZ$56,167). We'll leave it up to your own interpretation to gauge whether that's good value for money.
Naturally, given that it's pure Corvette under the warped Swedish skin, it retains V8 Corvette power. It also comes with plastic-fantastic '80s Corvette interior styling and features; all of which reportedly function according to the advert.
"The amount invested in this custom professionally built car far exceeds the buy it now price," they say. I don't doubt that.
To each their own!