The value price is what makes you stop and look at this 1976
Chevrolet Corvette, but it's the car's story that makes it
irresistible to true classic car fans. This coupe has been with its
original owner up until this year. So the originality on this
Stingray goes well beyond the numbers-matching V8 and transmission.
But don't think this one is a project car either. There have been
the right care and additions to make it a fun driver from day
Originality is at the core of most Corvette enthusiasts' passion.
It reminds us these were aspirational cars where people waited
years to afford one, and so the right owners cherished them
correctly. That's what makes it so attractive to find a survivor
that basically spent its life thus far with one owner. In fact, he
seemed to know he'd keep it for decades because this one was done
in the aptly named Classic White. The factory finish still has a
nice look that highlights how all the panels fit together so well
on this well-respected coupe. There's some fading and wear that
comes with time, but you'll be impressed with the clean and smooth
style the factory finish retains after 45+ years. The value price
does leave room in your budget if you were looking to have a
respray or other detail upgrades. But most of us find the appeal in
this Corvette just as it is. The odometer is believed to reflect
the full mileage with one rollover (about 108k miles) and that
helps understand this car's full story. It was cherished under
one-owner care but it also didn't spend its whole life tucked away
in the garage. Being out in the world and getting driven is
attractive because the moving parts need to move, and it also helps
a classic earn its personality.
The saddle tan interior is one we don't see too often, but it
really gives a sophisticated tone to the whole car when you show it
off with the T-tops out. Another reason for the appeal is how
saddle leather seems to wear in more than it wears out, and so even
the driver's seat continues to look attractive. There are nice
features like power windows, a tilt/telescopic steering column,
power steering, and full gauges with a large speedo & tach directly
in front of you. It also has factory air conditioning (although it
will need servicing to blow cold again.) There's a dedication to
originality everywhere from the working dome lights to the
four-spoke steering wheel (a 1976-only feature.) It makes for quite
a stock look that mixes the right aging and care. In fact, the only
upgrade you're likely to spot is the Kenwood AM/FM/cassette player.
It's not too hard to source a classic Delco unit, but the digital
tuner stereo makes for better driving music, and that's another
reminder that this one strikes the right balance of survivor and
The engine is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. It has the
classic Chevy orange color that shows an honest style of being
enjoyed with care. You'll also spot newer investments in key
components like the alternator, brake booster, and an Edelbrock
four-barrel carburetor. The numbers-matching three-speed automatic
transmission shifts smoothly for a proper cruiser. And a good
Corvette makes for an excellent driver because not many 1970s
machines gave you a fully independent suspension and four-wheel
power disc brakes.
The sale comes complete with a new windshield (it will not be
available for shipping.) This is the cool survivor that lets you
add your own chapter to its history with every new mile on the
road. Call today!!!
1976 Chevrolet Corvette
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
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