The C3 or third generation of Corvette was built from 1968 through
1982 and would go from the hay day of American Muscle to the depths
of the worst time of automotive history including the fuel crisis
and government controlled safety protocols for automotive
manufacturers as well as significant advancements in technology
that were being integrated on to mechanical components. With all
this going on, Corvette cam through the fire pretty well. They were
lucky, in the fact that the C3 design change for 1968 was so far
advanced that they would be able to carry the design through
fifteen years which today, that almost unheard of with the
exception of a few icons. This particular absolute wild card from
the best of my knowledge and searching is a Eckler Can-Am Widebody
car that comes out of a nearly twenty year ownership and was
purchased from a Museum in Louisiana where it had been fifteen
years before that. Rumor has it that it was built as a show car to
be toured by the company. However, with my week long search, I
could find nothing substantiating to back this claim up. What I can
tell you is that this thing in its hay day must have cost a
absolute fortune to build. From the powder coated frame, to the
gold trim and dipped parts, to the chrome A-Arms, the working
perfectly digital dash, before that was ever a thing in production
cars, remote controlled doors, the nicely executed leather trim on
the seats panels. I can not find a comparable anywhere....Lots of
Eckler body kits but not many with the entire body done. There are
tail lights integrated in to the rear quarters that look dynamite.
There is so much crazy going on here, that I would love to talk to
someone that might know this car or the history. The engine appears
to be a heavily modified 350 that starts and runs great. Goes down
the road straight as an arrow and pulls like no ones business. This
is a must have for a conversation piece or to show it. I guarantee
there will be nothing like it.
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1976 Chevrolet Corvette
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