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The recent event in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January saw about 160 Corvettes cross the block, but the cars that commanded the most money — in a strange turnabout — were extensively modified and modernized during the restoration process.
The idea behind these so-called “restomods” is simple enough. Vintage cars from the 1950s and ’60s are nice to look and fun to collect, but to drive? They are a far cry from modern fuel-injected vehicles with proper brakes, responsive steering, real air conditioning, real tires and their comfort and convenience features.