1978 Chevrolet, Corvette, T top purchased in 2013 had been in storage 12 years owner said motor was original but when ran the numbers on the motor it was from a 1973 Elcamino it was smoking once got running and transmission was slipping, It was medium blue and blacked out with newer corvette wheels on it had driver’s door replaced and front and rear nose cones were cracking.
In 2014 I had a 350 Cu/in 385 Hp turn key Summit motor all new accessories with motor, 700R4 auto trans, 2-inch dual exhaust installed with new radiator. Brakes, shocks were replaced in 2014. Then I had original style chrome wheels and tires that one could order with car new installed. About 2500 miles since replaced engine and trans.
Repainted original color medium metallic blue in 2015, new windshield put in at that time and was some poor body repair done on passenger side and windshield frame so had all repaired correctly welded in what was needed and fiber glassed, door seals replaced, all trim was stripped and left brushed aluminum front and rear nose cones bumpers were replaced also. Most of interior is original, driver’s door panel, sun visors, T top seals were replaced in 2015, It has anniversary decal trim kit installed.
In 2016 dash and AC was replaced had stereo installed with new speakers and antenna. I still have the 8-track radio and original speakers but don’t seem to work.
All lights and wipers worked last time I checked only drove a few miles past year moved to the back woods.
Issues that need attention: Speedometer needs calibrated with new transmission. Parking brakes need correctly done are backed off so don't drag, Seat belt light stays on, Radio goes on and off loose wiring, remote mirror cable needs attention and driver’s door window works some days others not so good.
Plenty of power, I just don’t have time to keep it up.
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