By Dean Larson 

Photos by Steve Temple and Rachel Ballentine

Without a doubt, one our favorite cars to be on the cover of ReinCarNation magazine has been Pete B.’s Superlite SL-C. The car carries an elite, supercar-caliber presence and a unique color-shifting finish. From back roads to back stretches, the SL-C performs as well as it looks, and never fails to prompt onlookers to ask, “What is it?” But like many builders, the thrill of the build is impossible to resist, and Pete is ready to pass his SL-C onto the next owner.

After completing a Cobra kit in 2013, Pete was ready for a different experience and found what he was looking for in the SL-C. The build took roughly a year and a half to complete, and it’s hard to argue with the final result. The car is based on a TIG-welded semi-monocoque chassis that incorporates a six-point roll cage. QA1 coilovers and every trick billet suspension component in Superlite’s arsenal help make the SL-C potent on the race track.

The bodywork has a nice aerodynamic shape with the lower “street tail” and front splitter optioned for the car. To clear obstructions, Pete installed a RamLift Pro hydraulic system. The unique exterior finish is an Aquamarine Oracal shift-effect vinyl wrap, and it’s nice to see the matte black incorporated to prevent light from reflecting into the cabin. Finishing of the appearance is a set of Forgestar F14 wheels wrapped in 275/35ZR18 and 325/30ZR19 Nitto tires.

To provide a healthy does of reliable horsepower, Pete hooked a Chevrolet Performance LS376 to the standard-issue Graziano six-speed transaxle. This version of the LS produces roughly 480 hp and a nice powerful soundtrack as well.

Pete’s SL-C will cross the block at Mecum’s Indy 2018 auction on Thursday May 17 where it’s estimated to sell for $90,000 to $110,000. See our full feature titled "The Chameleon," here, and check out the listing for lot T228 for more information.