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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Caduceus Is the 12th Kindig-it CF1, You Can Have It

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Photo: Mecum
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Even the most enthusiastic of us about custom cars have to admit that there are simply too many such projects out there to know them all. That's why our passion for modified vehicles is most of the time fed by the most high profile of these builds, the ones that, for some reason or another, manage to reach fame status. And in the world of custom cars one can rarely get as famous these days as what comes out the doors of a garage called Kindig-it Design.
The custom car fabrication shop, comprising the crew made famous by the Bitchin' Rides show, has been at it coming up with new interpretations of existing vehicles for years now. From Fords to Chevys and utilitarian Dodges to luxury Mercedes, almost nothing seems to escape the long reach of these guys.

But if there is one thing these guys are famous for that must be the line of CF1 roadsters, the nod to the 1953 Corvette all dressed in carbon fiber and hiding a V8 engine under the hood.

The line of CF1s was born in 2021 when Kindig-it decided to produce some of its projects in a more serialized manner. At the time of writing, the shop's website lists a total of 11 such cars having been made, each of them are unique in some sense and immensely valuable.

The CF1 you're looking at now is said the be number 12, and to wear the Caduceus nickname, a term that normally is used to describe the staff that the herald of the Greek Gods, Hermes, used to carry.

The ride follows the same design cues of its line, with the Corvette carbon fiber body massaged to look a lot smoother than the original and adorned by a rounded, one-piece windscreen. The car touches the ground through a set of five-spoke polished wheels adorned by knock-off-like hubs.

The hood of the car hides a Lingenfelter LS V8 engine featuring a polished stack intake. This model is equipped with an automatic transmission – six-speed manual versions have also been made, but only a couple of them. The engine breathes out through a dual exhaust system and is kept in check by disc brakes on all four wheels.

The car's body was painted a deep shade of red to match the saddle leather interior. Bucket seats have been installed in there, to go with a two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel and black dial gauges.

We found the CF1 number 12 waiting to be sold by auction house Mecum during the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania event that takes place at the end of the month. We don't know how much the car is expected to fetch, but CF1s have been known to sell for as much as $572,000 during previous auctions.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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