Comedian Kevin Hart is a fan of modified muscle automobiles, and this week we located out how significantly he is prepared to spend to indulge that passion. At the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, late final month, Hart drove away with a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette restomod, having to pay $825,000 for the privilege.

The winning bid was extra to the auction listing on Barrett-Jackson’s web site, although the auction home confirmed that Hart was the purchaser in a separate Facebook submit. The listing describes the automobile as a Professional Touring create, that means it has a lengthy record of contemporary upgrades to enhance all-all around efficiency.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette restomod bought by Kevin Hart (Photo by Barrett-Jackson)

1959 Chevrolet Corvette restomod purchased by Kevin Hart (Photograph by Barrett-Jackson)

Below the hood sits an LT1 six.two-liter V-eight from a C7 Corvette Stingray, making 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. The engine drives the rear wheels via a 4L75E four-pace automated transmission.

Artwork Morrison C7 independent front suspension, with Odd coilovers and entirely-adjustable trip height, is mounted to a frame powder coated in Cadillac Gray. Stopping energy is presented by Wilwood brakes with C7 six-piston front calipers, 14-inch rotors, and stainless-steel brake lines.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette restomod bought by Kevin Hart (Photo by Barrett-Jackson)

1959 Chevrolet Corvette restomod purchased by Kevin Hart (Photograph by Barrett-Jackson)

The Corvette rides on customized EVOD wheels with a contemporary dimension and a retro search, which continues with whitewall Nitto tires.

The physique is all unique, in accordance to the listing, but the paint definitely is not. The Corvette at present wears PPG Franny Green, with a Chocolate Brown convertible leading. The underside of the automobile was covered with a black ceramic coating, in accordance to the listing, a wise move if this automobile is really going to be driven and appreciated.

The interior attributes Dakota Digital gauges, LED lighting, and a contemporary audio program produced to search like a 1959 Wonder Bar program, but with subwoofers and Bluetooth connectivity.

This Corvette will not be the only restomod in Hart’s garage. He not too long ago took delivery of a 1970 Dodge Charger from Wisconsin’s SpeedKore Overall performance Group. That automobile sports activities a carbon-fiber physique and Hellephant V-eight, so it is even much more tough core than this gorgeous Corvette.