The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) is a sports car that was produced from
1967 to 1982 by Chevrolet for the 1968 to 1982 model years. Engines
and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous
generation, but the body and interior were new. It set new sales
records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. The C3 is the
third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, and marks the second
time the Corvette would carry the Stingray name, though only for
the 1969 - 1976 model years. This time it was a single word as
opposed to Sting Ray as used for the 1963 - 1967 C2 generation. The
name would then be retired until 2014 when it returned with the
release of the C7. In 1975, service intervals were extended and
electronic ignition and the federally mandated catalytic converter
were introduced with "unleaded fuel only" warnings on the fuel
gauge and filler door. Dual exhaust pipes were routed to a single
converter, then split again leading to dual mufflers and sidepipes.
Starting this year, tachometers were electronically driven. The
Corvette began to be influenced by the metric system as
speedometers now displayed small subfaces indicating
kilometers-per-hour. 1976 models featured steel floor panels
shielding the catalytic converter exhaust. These steel floor panels
weighed less than the previous fiberglass floor and reduced
interior noise levels. A new rear nameplate for the rear bumper
cover was introduced, eliminating the individual "Corvette" letters
used since 1968. Powering this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette C3 is a 383
Stroker V8 backed by a Turbo 400 automatic transmission.
Modifications include: Upgraded sports seats with 4 point
harnesses, FOOSE custom wheels, and Wilwood Brakes.
1976 Chevrolet Corvette
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