The Mako Shark II was a radical concept that shaped the future of theStingray. While showcasing distinct
design cues, the Mako Shark contained many notable features for 1965. It had a one-piece front-end that hinged forward for
access to the engine bay, a removable hardtop, knock-off aluminum wheels and a big-block 427.
It also featured numerous features that were more theoretical than feasible. This includes retractable rear bumpers could
extend outwards to protect the bodywork while parked. At the rear, a large wing which was adjustable from the driver's seat
to ensure high speed stability.
After the debut of this car at the 1965 Paris Auto Show, Chevrolet received an overwhelming number of requests to have
it produced. In 1967, the 'Sting Ray' became the 'Stingray', which was updated to reflect the styling cues of the Mako Shark