1976 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
By 1976, the United States economy was on the mend from the
1973-1975 global economic recession. The recession, which had been
caused in part by the 1973 oil crisis, had caused gas prices to
soar which, in turn, had made automotive manufacturers begin
re-evaluating the types of vehicles they were manufacturing. Over
540,000 third generation Corvettes were built between 1968 and 1982
making the C3 generation the most production Corvette ever and the
most popular for the collector.
This would be the last year, since its 1968 inception where a C3
generation car would have had the Stingray moniker on its body.
Maintaining the classic Stingray shape, although much smoother
styling with its undulating hood, flying buttress B pillars and
rounded rear, this consignment presents itself in beautiful deep
red. Side pipes and a much larger high-performance engine have been
put in, along with a stinger hood to take us back to the 1960's and
the C2 versions.
Deep darker Red with contrasting black matte stinger hood coats the
fiberglass on this garage kept curvaceous example. The iconic Sting
Ray "gills" if you will vent cool air into the engine bay from
directly south of the front wheel wells. Brite work is minimal but
in good condition and shows up on the door handles, front glass
frame side view mirrors and rockers with the big snarling Hooker
brand chromed side pipes residing next to these rocker coverings.
The remainder of the car is red painted neoprene for the chrome
less bumpers, and fiberglass body. New headlight relays are
installed, and headlights flip up and down when the knob is pulled.
A rear deck rack in chrome is on, and the back bumper of the car
has been modified so that the round taillights are inset deeper,
and a spoiler is above in this molding. 15-inch wheels with
knockoff style hubs are wrapped by 225/70R15's all around.
Black on black with leather buckets showing some slight folds as
leather tends to do with age. Door panels showing slight wear as
well, and these have a sporty wood applique panel in their uppers.
The center console has a nicely padded leather armrest/storage lid,
and this drives the eye forward to the shift lever, lighter, and
temp wheels. A remote and switch is within this space as well, the
remote is for the audio system. The deep-set gauges in the dash are
original, however several aftermarket bolt on gauges now cover some
of the instruments original to the dash. These include a NOS meter,
a shift light tachometer, and a fuel pressure meter. Also seen
under the group of 5 instruments original to the center dash of
this car is a Pioneer AM/FM/CD player. Behind the seats is now the
NOS bottle and delivery system, and a 12-disc holder for those CD
tunes and the subwoofer with tweeters in the box behind the NOS
A lift forward of the stinger hood, and we see a massive 502ci V8
with a 100hp Nitrous kit added on now resides here. Only 25,000
miles on the engine. There are two fuel delivery systems, one for
the gas and the other for the bottle. A 4-speed manual Muncie is on
back, and a 3.90 Posi rear with Richmond gears is the axle make-up.
MSD high voltage provides the spark, and all that's left to say is
c'mon baby light my fire!
A rust free, (if seen- surface rust only!), underside that has new
brakes all around, new tires, suspension bushings, a new dual
exhaust with catalytic converters removed, and new front shocks are
noted. An all stainless braided hose fuel delivery system is on and
seen near the new rear fuel cell.
Car starts right up, and runs well. Good handling, and nice overall
ride with the power rack and pinion steering. When you go full
throttle the NOS bottle starts its feed and you notice a nice kick
in your pants, as well as a smile on your face! The speedometer is
not working, and the alarm is inoperable on this rebuild.
A looker and a definite cooker, this customized "Vette" needs no
introduction when it shows up at your suburban driveway. Your
neighbors will be able to hear and if close enough feel the rumble
from the side pipes, and there they will notice the sculpted looks
of this 1976 Last year of the Stingray Corvette. Remember Corvette
means a small nimble warship, so I-de-clare-WAR!
X-350ci V8 L82 4bbl
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
441547-Sequential Unit Number
L07-July 7th Build
TRIM 192-Black Leather
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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