Although Joel 'Mr. Motion' Rosen may be most recognized for his over-the-top Camaro's, he certainly was not limited in his builds. Fact is, he also had a hand in several Cobra's, a Buick GSX, numerous Chevelles and of course, many notable Corvettes. In 1967, the Motion name gained some serious drag strip notoriety with a Corvette dubbed 'Ko-Motion.' One of the first cars that Rosen tuned was a 1957 Corvette. Numerous Corvettes would receive the Motion touch.
And so, Mr. Motion was intrigued by the Chevrolet Mako Shark concept car, and decided to build his own version, offering kits and turn-key versions. This car is a rare example of a Rosen-built Maco Shark, one of the highest priced Motion vehicles ever built.
The original owner brought Mr. Motion a shiny air conditioned 1970 Corvette with one goal in mind; to win the gold on the show circuit. Withe price being no object, Rosen would go a step beyond with this creation. A beautiful custom diamond-tufted interior, one-off bubble taillights, a one piece flip front end, a tapered and louvered backlight, LeMans style gas cap and a paint job that simply must be seen are among the features.
When all was said and done, the price tag topped $17,000 and the owner was indeed pleased with the results. Recently restored, this Maco Shark was recently unveiled at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago, where it stole the show.