If there was a checklist for desirable traits in a classic car, this C5 Chevrolet Corvette checks them all off, all except the age, that is. Builtin 2001 by Advanced Automotive Technologies, it's a retro rider's dream car.

They're not a regular market car, but coach built muscle cars. Only a small number of them were produced, originating as 2001 Corvette Z06s. The body was replaced with a new fiberglass form and a bright cherry red paint job that pays homage to the original 1950s Corvette.

This car, in particular, is heading to auction. It used to be part of Ken Lingenfelter's collection, the creator of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and avid car collector. It features a modified LS6 V-8 engine that had been tuned and maintained by Lingenfelter himself. It also has a 6-speed manual transmission.

Interestingly, very little change was made to the actual frame. All of the body parts fit in the original locations. The only exception is the trunk, which was cut for greater clearance.

In its time, it's seen less than 10,000 miles, making it a prime collector's item. It holds prestige, rarity, and a classic style tribute to the original legends. It's set to appear at Mecum's auction between January 3 through 13 at the Kissimmee show.