This modestly customized 1976 Chevrolet Corvette has that trademark look that will get it attention everywhere it goes, and with a few subtle modifications, it stands out even among a vast ocean of similar cars. A distinctive, fun Corvette with a 383 stroker motor and an overdrive transmission, all for under $15 grand? Where do I sign up?
The dramatic shape of the Stingray needs no augmentation to be a traffic-stopper, but with a few neat tweaks, it turns into something that grabs your attention and won't let go. Sure, you've seen the shape before, but with this coupe, viewers will spend some extra time looking it over simply because it's just a little different and they aren't quite sure why. Up close, you'll see that the Classic White paint is showing its age and is probably due for a respray, but it's forgiving to work with and Corvettes are easy to paint, so consider it a value-added upgrade. Up front, there's a chin spoiler from a later model, as well as that towering cowl induction hood, giving it an aggressive look, something that's only reinforced with the shiny chrome side pipes. Add in some red pinstripes to highlight the car's dramatic shape and you get a car that's just bursting with potential.
Inside, it has the same kind of spin on the original theme. Instead of plain red or black, the interior gets a combination, including black and gray buckets that are grippy and comfortable, even on hot days. A set of 4-point RJS harnesses were added, mostly for the race look than by necessity, but this isn't your average C3 'Vette, either. The door panels, dash and center console are all red, just as they were originally, and appear to be 1976-issue. Options include power windows, A/C, and a tilt/telescope column with a 4-spoke wheel, so it's easy to get comfortable here. The speedo and tach are in round binnacles ahead of the driver, with auxiliary gauges in the center stack above the original AM/FM radio. Pull off the T-tops, turn the key, and hit the road!
Powered by a 383 cubic inch stroker motor, this Corvette is no slouch in the performance department, either. You can clearly see where all the money was spent, with beautiful workmanship and brand new components throughout. Up top there's a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor on a polished intake manifold, and the K&N air filter makes use of that big cowl induction hood. It's got Chevy Orange paint on the block, a trick billet aluminum accessory drive with a serpentine belt, and the valve covers are engraved to emulate the vintage Chevrolet script covers of the past. They took the time to get everything cleaned up before the engine went back in, then hitched it to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission so it is a superlative high-speed cruiser. The stance is exactly right, with just a bit of a rake to emphasize its performance intentions, and with those flashy 15-inch chrome wheels and 225/70/15 Michelin radials it looks fast just sitting still.
This appears to be a high-dollar project where work was halted before the cosmetics could be addressed. There's way more than the asking price wrapped up in the mechanicals alone, so look at this as a great opportunity to build an incredible car with all the heavy lifting already done. Call today!