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Maxwell Family Collection

1953 Chevrolet Corvette "TwelveAir"



9.2L V12LS


8-Speed Auto


0 miles

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(412) 850-8025

Vehicle Description

The vehicle, a bespoke masterpiece crafted for David Maxwell by Kindig Designs, is a testament to modern engineering and aesthetic brilliance. Externally, it presents an avant-garde silhouette finished in “Infrared,” a captivating color developed by Modern Classikk by Kindig, powered by AkzoNobel. This striking hue is elegantly accented by “Sagebrushed,” adding a layer of sophistication to its appearance.

At its heart, the vehicle boasts an all-aluminum 9.2L V12LS engine, a naturally aspirated powerhouse custom built by Race Cast Engineering. This exceptional engine is coupled with a C7 GM 8L90E 8-speed automatic transmission, ensuring seamless power delivery and unmatched performance.

The exhaust system is a work of art, handbuilt with stainless steel headers arranged in a unique 3 into 2, 2 into 1 collector configuration. The custom swept 4″ exhaust is meticulously designed to complement the vehicle’s underbody lines, featuring slipfit joints and an integrated muffler, ensuring a sound as captivating as its appearance.

The unibody is handcrafted from 30030 and 6061 Aluminum, based loosely on an early conceptual design for the “Corvair.” This choice of materials not only reduces weight but also enhances the vehicle’s performance and handling. The suspension is inspired by Indy car technology, featuring a single lateral coilover cantilever pushrod design, which contributes to its exceptional ride quality and agility.

Inside, the cabin is a sanctuary of luxury, outfitted with “Sienna” leather by JS Custom Interiors. The interior boasts a 3D printed dash, console, and inserts, all bathed in ambient lighting, creating an atmosphere of sophistication and cutting-edge technology. The vehicle is equipped with a Haltec Nexus VCU and CAN Bus wiring, underscoring its modernity and advanced functionalities.

The wheels are a one-off design by Dave Kindig, sized 20×8 inches at the front and 21×12 inches at the rear, machined by EVOD. They are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, with dimensions of 345/30R20 at the front and 345/25R21 at the rear, ensuring superior grip and handling. The braking system features Wilwood Aero6 R front and Aero4 rear calipers, custom brake hats, and hand-polished stainless steel drilled slot rotors, combining aesthetics with performance.

This vehicle is not just a car; it is a statement of luxury, performance, and unparalleled craftsmanship, tailored specifically for David Maxwell by the visionary minds at Kindig Designs. Its excellence has been recognized and celebrated through prestigious accolades, including winning the 2024 Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama and the 2024 Legend Cup at the World of Wheels Chicago, affirming its status as a remarkable and award-winning creation.

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Vehicle Features

  • Exterior Modern Classikk by Kindig Powered by AkzoNobel Color “Infrared” Accented by “Sagebrushed”
  • All Aluminum 9.2L V12LS Naturally Aspirated Engine custom built by Race Cast Engineering.
  • C7 GM 8L90E 8-speed Automatic
  • Handbuilt exhaust with stainless steel headers 3 into 2, 2 into 1 collectors. Custom swept 4″ Exhaust to match under bodylines, slipfit joints, with an integrated muffler.
  • Hand unibody made of 30030 and 6061 Aluminum, betely from scratch loosly based on an early Cold Concept for the “Corvair”
  • Indy car inspired single lateral coilover cantilever pushrod design
  • “Sienna” leather interior done by JS Custom Interiors, 3D Printed Dash, Console, and Inserts. With ambient lighting.
  • Haltec Nexus VCU with CAN Bus wiring
  • One-Off designed by Dave Kindig 20×8 Front, 21×12 Rear, machnied by EVOD. Michelin Pilot Sport 4s 345/30R20 Front 345/2521 Rear.
  • Wilwood Aero6 R Front, Aero4 Rear. Custom brake hats. Hand polished stainless steel drilled slot rotors.

*MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle’s condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.

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