One-Off Corvette Bella Elan Coupe Pops Up On eBay With An Audi TT Cab

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you combine an Audi TT, a Chevrolet Corvette and a handful of 1930’s styling cues, you’re in luck as there is a bizarre custom car up for grabs on eBay.

Looking a bit like a mutated Plymouth Prowler, this one-off Corvette Bella Elan coupe reportedly required over 6,000 hours (250 days) to create. The car is loosely based on a 1988 Corvette but it rides on a new frame and features the cab from a 2001 Audi TT Coupe. The model also has fenders from a 1937 Chevy, 1959 Corvette taillights and teak running boards.

Besides the hodgepodge of components, the car has a retro-inspired grille and old school headlights. The designer also added massive front fender vents, a huge trunk and probably one of the largest third brake lights ever fitted to an automobile.

The unique styling carries over to the cabin as there’s only a handful of touches from the Audi TT. The driver sits behind a three-spoke steering wheel and will find themselves looking at custom black and white gauges. The car also has heated leather seats, wood trim and a modern audio system.

While the styling won’t win everyone over, the eBay listing says it was created to fulfill the “owner’s dream of a French Deco style” car.

Performance specifications are lacking but the model features a 1998 LS1 engine. This likely means the car has more than 300 hp (223 kW / 304 PS). Regardless of the actual output, the engine is connected to an automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.

The auction ends this weekend and the starting bid is $27,500. However, it hasn’t received any bids as of yet.

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  • Six_Tymes

    so much work, so much effort and investment. Only a mother could love that

    • paulgdeaton

      I’ve seen worse… remember the Zimmer?

      • Six_Tymes

        yeash… dont remind me. or the pumma… burn them all!

  • TrevP

    WTF is that


  • Perry F. Bruns

    Interesting that the 1988 Corvette donor bits (presumably including the VIN) got it a Florida “Antique” tag, just barely hitting the 30-year minimum, considering that the engine also is supposed to be 30 years old for that designation. This car has a 1998 LS1 engine, according to the piece. What, did they average everything out somehow, or is this a real life case of Johnny Cash’s “One Piece At A Time” in action?

  • I had to say that this isn’t the worse, there are more awful retro cars in the 80s, Also remember Bufori?

  • Miknik

    If a Mitsuoka is too mainstream and dull for you, look no further…

  • Knotmyrealname

    6,000 hours to make, 0.25 hours to crush.

  • Steve Cohn

    I saw this car at an outdoor charity car show last January in Lakeland Ranch, Florida. Very impressive detailing, and fit & finish was outstanding inside & out. Integrating the mid-section of an Audi TT with custom frame, fenders, etc. was quite a job.

  • enthusia

    This isn’t bad? if it had more fitting wheels it would look better, but there are far worse car mods out there.

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