This is was the longest running Corvette, made from 1967 (68 model year) through 1982. It went through a lot of changes moving from the 60's to 80's- starting with a huge 435HP engine in 68' to just 165hp in 75' due to the 70's gas crisis and ending in 82' with 200hp. 1982 was the 1st year you could not buy a Corvette with a manual transmission, although that changed with the C4 successor. Regardless of the year it is pretty recognizable from the exaggerated body lines, sooooper long hood, and very narrow body. They made a ton of them- almost 54,000 in for 1979 alone. Not particularly rare cars that never really held or gained in value up until very recently. As such, they were driven and used up like most cars- and finding a good one is a bit of work. Fortunately there is a large community of owners and companies that support older Corvettes with just about every part available, down to proper screws and fasteners. I won this on an auction site and had it shipped from Pennsylvania. Unfortunately it wasn't quite as advertised- as is often the case. Before Covid I might have gone to take a look 1st. It will take some TLC to make perfect- but that also makes it a great winter of 22' project. I'm also feeling like I need to head to Ragstock for some vintage cloths... and maybe wear a few gold chains while I'm driving this.
- 200 HP
- 5.7L V8 Crossfire Injection
- Curb Weight 3239 lbs
- 0-60 7.9 Seconds
- Top Speed of 126 MPH... I think some mini-vans go faster.