They just don’t make them like they used to anymore! This incredible piece of automotive history is a 1964 Chevrolet CERV II that was created by Chevy’s Engineering Research Vehicle, hence its name. This stunning vehicle was one of the most impressive supercars in its days of glory, since it represented a definite step forward both in terms of design and performance.
Boasting a sleek, slippery and highly aerodynamic design as well as a SOHC V8 engine, this thing could beat anything available on the market at the time, and it would still be quite impressively fast for our modern standards, since it could do a 0-60 sprint in just 2.8 seconds. It gets better, because even though it could probably beat a contemporary Lamborghini Veneno in a short sprint, the CERV II could also reach a maximum top speed of 210 mph, which was absolutely unbelievable at the time. Its curvy body was placed on a monocoque chassis for a plus of sturdiness and reliability, since the entire car was built to be as competitive as possible. Due to the innovative technologies used in its manufacturing process, the CERV II represented a source of inspiration for many other glorious supercars, including the Corvettes of the late 1960s.
Highly exclusive, this particular model was planned to come out in a limited edition of just 6 units, and it is probably the sole survivor of its species. In November 2013, RM Auctions will put this vintage supercar under the hammer, even though it’s anyone’s guess for how much it will be sold in the end. In any case, these collectibles are known to be highly valuable for the right people, so we wouldn’t be surprised if it would fetch six figures.