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Published On: Sat, Aug 12th, 2017
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Johnny Depp’s 1959 Corvette From The Rum Diary Inspired Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas’ Car [Opinion]

Classic 1958 Corvette convertable in Red

Johnny Depp was given the 1959 Corvette featured in the Rum Diary, in October 2011. USA Today reported that Depp was gifted with that famous red 1959 Chevrolet in 2011 by the film’s producer.

That 1959 Corvette inspired Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to build his own interpretation of the car in 2012 after seeing The Rum Diary. Will.i.am incorporated a 1959 Corvette C1 body over a custom made tube chassis with a 2008 Corvette interior and suspension according to the Daily Mail.

While Johnny Depp’s 1959 Corvette was, for the most part original, stock and classic. Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am created an original work of art, and though definitely car show worthy it is far from a stock classic car, though the exterior at least, resembles one.

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Johnny Depp’s 1959 Corvette From The Rum Diary Inspired Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas’ Car [Opinion]