Official: Vilner redoes ’76 Corvette Stingray to show off interior prowess

Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Chevrolet, Design/Style

Vilner custom 1976 Chevy Corvette

From modern cars to classics and even motorcycles, Vilner has been showing off its leather customization skills for years, but we have to admit we were a little skeptical when we saw that the Bulgarian company had gotten hold of a 1976 Chevy Corvette Stingray. Not to say the C3 ‘Vette couldn’t benefit from an interior makeover, but we wondered how the company’s modern leather work would match up with the car’s classic styling.

In terms of leather crafting, Vilner went crazy inside this Corvette with nappa leather (from a calf) from top to bottom including everything from the seats to the t-tops. The instrument panel is completely wrapped in leather, and it has newer gauges for a more modern look, while the door panels get unique leather pull straps and Corian inserts – yes, the same high-quality material used for countertops. Some of the detailed touches include laser etching on the seats and door panels and even leather-wrapped stalks for the turn signals and tilt-steering column.

After focusing on the interior, Vilner also gave this C3 some distinctive touches to the exterior, including LED taillights and running lights as well as custom luggage to fit atop the rear luggage rack. Finally, the engine received some attention. New heads and carburetors give the 350-cubic-inch V8 an estimated 300 horsepower. Vilner has included a full gallery of images and the press release below, and since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we’ll leave final judgment to you.

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