For Sale: 1976 Chevrolet Corvette in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

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 one.

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 enjoyable driver.

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!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1615280
  • Price: $21,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:8153
  • Stock Number:5646-DFW
  • VIN:1Z37L6S434691
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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