- The 2010 Rossi SixtySix is a modern take on the C2 Corvette, based on the C6 Corvette.

The modern take on the C2 Corvette from 2010.

The 2010 Rossi SixtySix is a coachbuilt C6 made to look like the famous C2 Corvette from the 60's.

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Within the last 2 decades, retro-styled cars have seen a rise in popularity. From the accessible Chrysler PT Cruisers, Plymouth Prowlers, and Ford Thunderbirds, to the rare MAT New Stratos and Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring.

Similar to the Disco Volante and New Stratos, however, the SixtySix is based off a modern sports car. While the Alfa is based off of the 8C and MAT based off the Ferrari 430, the SixtySix is based on the C6 Corvette. It's hard to tell, but if you compare the A & B-Pillars, they are exactly the same.

The rear of the SixtySix, showing off the iconic split-window that was only featured on the C2 Corvette.

The rear of the SixtySix, showing off the iconic split-window that was only featured on the C2 Corvette.

The SixtySix was made by the Kentucky-based company Rossi, with the SixtySix being the first car they were to make. The car maintains practically the entire underpinnings of the C6 Corvette, with the major changes being the body and interior.

Rossi would hand-tailor the interior with minor touches to add to the retro theme. The new body panels would be supplied by another company aswell. Overall this would cost a total of around $130,000 USD, not including the price of the donor C6 Corvette. It would gain about 400 pounds from the body panels too. The car could be painted 8 different colors.

The interior of the SixtySix, showing hints of retro styling making its way into the interior.

The interior of the SixtySix, showing hints of retro styling making its way into the interior.

Despite all this, the one odd thing about the car is its name, SixtySix, which can be easily noted as refering to the 1966 Corvette C2, however the car features a split rear window, which was only available for the 1963 model. Its unknown why Rossi had done this, but it's not that major of an issue.

As to where the SixtySix went, its not really documented, unfortunately. The company doesn't have seemed to make anything after the SixtySix either. They have seemed to sort of fade out of existence. Which is unfortunate, because this car was promising when it came out, and even now. It's one of the examples of reflecting on the past cars by making modern ideas of what those past cars could've looked like if built today. Overall its just an interesting car that didn't go anywhere.

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