Kevin Hart strikes again, pays $825K for a 1959 Corvette custom

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Kevin Hart Attends Scottsdale BJ Auction
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Kevin Hart was back at it during Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction last month, adding a custom 1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1 convertible to his growing car collection. Hart, a stand-up comedian and actor, purchased the Franny Green-painted restomod for $825,000.

Only weeks earlier, Hart bought a 1000-horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger from SpeedKore—the same performance car builder that created the 1970 Plymouth Cuda “Menace” that appeared in the 2018 film The Fate of the Furious and was later owned by Hart. Sadly, Hart was seriously injured in the Cuda just two months later. He has since recovered from his injuries, and clearly he can’t stop buying cars. The Philadelphia native owns everything from Ferraris, Aston Martins, and Mercedes to Mustangs, Broncos, and GTOs.

Recently, Hart announced that he and his comedy group, The Plastic Cup Boyz, will star in a new online show, Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible
Barrett-Jackson/Brian Bossert

Hart’s most recent automotive addition is a 1959 pro-touring-style Corvette that was built with a new 2020 Corvette LT1 direct-injected 6.2-liter V-8 engine that generates 460 hp and 465 ft-lb of torque and is mated to a 4L75E automatic transmission. The Vette also features a custom Art Morrison high-performance front suspension, Wilwood brakes, a powder-coated frame, retro EVOD wheels, Dakota Digital gauges that fit into the original instrument cluster, and a modern Wonder Bar radio.

Hart let the world know about his restomod via a pair of Instagram posts on April 4.

What’s next? Only Hart knows, but you can be sure that we won’t have to wait long to find out.

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