While digging through the visual nightmare that the “Automotive Hackery” thread in the forums has become, one beacon of light shone out to heal our scarred eyes: this late C4 Corvette that had been converted into a ute. It’s not just that the Corvette was now a fiberglass pickup that made it stand out, but two things: 1. The work done to complete the conversion looks exceptionally well-done, especially since most ute conversions appear to have started with an angry man and a sharp axe, and 2. Everybody seems to really like the idea of a Corvette truck. Maybe it’s because after Hot Rod’s Vette-Hack, we’re dying to butcher up a C4, or maybe because there isn’t a small truck for sale that really does it for us, but a C4 Corvette pickup, especially one that has had the back end lengthened out a few inches would be awesome.
There’s several vehicles that would work well for a ute of sorts, and immediately the first one in my head is a fourth-generation F-body. This “El Camaro” was at SEMA a couple of years ago, and I hung around it for quite a few minutes looking it over carefully. The proportions are right and it looks both sporty and useable. Given that both the Corvette and Camaro can be had for decent prices, a talented body man ought to be able to create one just fine. I’ll admit that I’ve looked at the Raven Imperial more than a couple of times and have pictured it with proper El Camino proportions and a bed…and maybe a dually setup. Don’t judge me.
So, with that, what car would you like to see carved out into a ute?