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by Bruce Caldwell  More from Author

Allen Pritchard's Wild 2000 Corvette

Allen Pritchard is one of those Corvette owners that aren’t content to leave his car alone. Allen is constantly changing and upgrading his 2000 coupe, whether it is to alter the appearance, increase horsepower or improve handling. In fact, Allen has made several changes since these photos were taken.

Allen liked the idea of a Z06 coupe, but since they never built Z06 coupes and there wasn’t a Z06 option in 2000, he built his own version. Allen has added the Z06 badges.

In the horsepower department Allen went well beyond the Z06. A Pro-Charger supercharger helps the LS1 engine produce 625 horsepower. The engine is methyl alcohol injected at 3 psi of boost. The twin throttle bodies are BBK units. An upgraded Z06 intake manifold is used. The roller rockers are from Harland Sharp. The complete exhaust system including headers is from Bassani. All the engine electronics have been upgraded. The rear gear ratio is 3.42:1. The Toyo tires are size 275/40ZR18 rear and 245/45ZR17 in front.

Body-wise the rear wing is most noticeable, that is, until the doors are opened. Allen took a big step when he decided to install Lambo-style upward hinged doors. He did the conversion himself using a motorcycle service jack with a wooden doorframe support. This homemade extra set of hands proved invaluable during the many times the doors had to be taken off and on. Cooling ducts (ala Z06) were added for the rear brakes.

The interior was fitted with custom sports seats and a red roll bar. Extra gauges were mounted on the A pillar. The stereo system features Kenwood and Kicker components including a touch screen monitor and a rear view camera system.

Allen enjoys going to cruises, car shows, and hanging out with his friends in the Falls City Corvette Club. He plans to keep upgrading his Corvette and most of all having fun with it.

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