Exclusive 789 from n2a may be the car for you

07/27/07 - The Washington Times

By Art Gould

 

Most car enthusiasts recognize the look of a 1957 Chevrolet. In fact, many believe this car represents the essence of the styling of the 1950s when almost all cars could easily be identified by make, model and year.

Those were the times when General Motors changed the complete body design of their cars each year in 1957, 1958, and 1959; a feat manufacturers say cannot be done economically today.

According to the company with the unusual name of 'n2a Motors', a division of Kanter Concepts Inc., this individualism is not an issue. From their modern facility in Santa Ana, California the idea car has finally reached the production stage.

n2a Motors is ready to produce the first in a planned series of cars to appeal to the enthusiast who wants to relive the 1950s styling or visit this era for the first time.

The model called the 789 is, in fact, a design that features the front end styling of a 1957 Chevrolet, the middle section reflecting a 1958 Chevrolet and the distinctive rear extremity of a 1959 Chevrolet. Thus the model designation, "789" covers the three years of the most popular Chevrolets of the time.

Based on the very reliable and extremely performance oriented new Corvette, known as the C6 for Corvette's sixth generation, the body panels are replaced by newly designed carbon fiber body pieces specially sculptured for the 789.

What results is a two seat sports car with production restricted to 'no two alike', thus n2a Motors.

With more than 10,000 exterior and interior color combinations that the company claims are available and hundreds of wheel designs, you can have the specific car of your dreams.

 

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If the performance of the C6 Corvette at 400 horsepower doesn't satisfy your needs, a vast array of upgrades from performance intake and exhaust manifolds to over-the-top 1,500 horsepower enhancements are available. Turbocharging or supercharging options can be added to your individually commissioned dream machine. Brake packages including ceramic, carbon fiber or other high performance systems along with custom made exhaust packages all add to the overall wish list.

Inside, each 789 the interior is tri-toned as standard equipment, just like the 1958 Impala that inspired it. You can choose from virtually any available commercial fabric or leather combination at no extra cost.

Obviously, sound system upgrades are expected as well as some interior features designed to surprise and delight, such as lighted door panels that glow in different colors in sync with the music. Special embroidery on the seats are also a personal touch that reflect your wants.

Body colors and combinations will not be duplicated adding to further individualism. The use of any year/model color you choose is okay with the design staff as well as special matchings to your favorite neck tie, nail polish or eye color.

Special effects and very high cost paint materials are extra. Color choices continue with your selection of more than thirty convertible top combinations with monograms, crests, or pinstripes at no additional charge.

The process starts with the latest generation Corvette as a donor car. You supply the car or one can be acquired for you. The entire project will come in at $135,000 including the Corvette. Supply your own car and add $75,000 for the new plastic surgery.

Included in the price is a $2,000 allowance for your choice of specific wheel designs and tire combinations.

Production is planned at no more than one hundred units of the sports roadster.

A hard top model called the sport coupe will come on line next with the design of the removable hard top emulating that of the 1958 Impala with rear roof vent.

For more information log on to www.n2amotors.com.