Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1965 Chevrolet Mako Shark II Corvette Concept

Mako Shark I was redesigned as the Mako Shark II in 1965. 
Debuted as a show car, its impossibly low nose and lift-off center roof section marked a
dramatic departure from the Sting Ray and pointed the way to the 1968-1982 C3 Corvette. 
Reclining the seats enabled the roofline to be three inches lower than the C2’s.
Chevrolet actually created two of them - only one of which was fully functional. 
The non-running show car sported some interesting, futuristic details, 
such as square section side pipes and a squared-off steering wheel. 
While the functioning version didn't have these features, it did have a retractable rear spoiler,
and a square section bumper that could be extended for added protection. 
The Mako Shark II was powered by a 427 Mark IV engine, which became available 
on production Corvette models. The paint scheme continued the Shark I tradition, 
with blue/gray on top and silver/white along the rocker panels. 
The original Mako Shark was then retroactively called the "Mako Shark I".
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(Below L) 1961 Mako Shark I Concept           (Below R) 1965 Chevrolet Mako Shark II Concept

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