Paul Atkins Transforms Classic Cars with Modern Power: 1963 Corvette with 650HP LT4 V8

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1963 Corvette with 650HP LT4 V8
1963 Corvette with 650HP LT4 V8

Classic car purists might scoff at Paul Atkins. His Alabama workshop, Paul Atkins Hot Rods and Interiors, specializes in breathing new life into automotive legends.

Unlike collectors who hoard pristine classics, Atkins takes these icons and infuses them with modern performance and comfort.

He upgrades engines, crafts luxurious interiors, and adds all the bells and whistles of a contemporary car (minus airbags, for safety reasons).

1963 Corvette with 650HP LT4 V8
1963 Corvette with 650HP LT4 V8 (Barret Jackson Auctions)

One of his projects? A coveted 1963 split-window Corvette, a car that often commands sky-high prices at auctions but then gets tucked away in garages, rarely seeing the open road again.

Atkins’ approach is a breath of fresh air for those who believe classic cars were meant to be driven, not just admired. The meticulously restored body hides a secret a custom chassis from SRIII Motorsports.

This upgraded foundation is outfitted with a monstrous engine a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 pumping out 650 horsepower paired with a heavy-duty Tremec T56 transmission. But power isn’t everything.

The interior is a luxurious haven crafted by Atkin’s team, featuring Lipstick Red leather, a modern sound system, and Vintage Air climate control. This restomod masterpiece proves that classic design and modern performance can coexist in perfect harmony.

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Dana Phio

By Dana Phio

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