When Motor Trend clocked the 1971 Corvette hitting its quarter mile in 14.36 seconds at 101.69 mph, an American legacy came to fruition. This is a time of men and giants. With the LS7 racing series packing a 454 7.4 L engine capable of generating 460 hp of power, men would fight for the rest of eternity to hold onto these American classics.
Fast forward, it’s 2016. These cars are relics that are lovingly restored to perfection or recovered rusted and broken from someone’s back lot. This video shows us what can be done with some time, love, and probably a decent amount of money.
Personally, if I’m going to put this type of money into a classic American muscle car, I’m not taking any chances. Concealed carry keeps it honest. And this guy has a great solution to it — a hidden compartment activated through the center console.
Is it always practical? Heck no. But if you need to jump into the Post Office or a place that prohibits carry, it’s not a bad place to store it.
While every police officer from here to creation keeps their radar guns firmly pointed at this 1971 Corvette, there’s gotta be plenty of admirers out on the car show circuit. And forget about the price. A 1971 Stingray that’s been lovingly restored can easily go for $30-50,000 all day long. Less lovingly refurbished versions might be gotten off Ebay for $22,000.
Heartland Customs apparently did the compartment. And a great job they did, too!
We’ve done a few articles on companies that do custom hidden compartments for vehicles. It makes sense on a lot of levels. If you have to store a loaded handgun in a car while you’re away, you want to make it hard to find for thieves and secure enough that the console can’t just be ripped out.
This guy got it right.
Plus, he’s carrying a .357 Magnum revolver. That just screams class and it’s a look that benefits the whole early 70s style.
Cruise in style, carry everyday.