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What box doesn’t this 1970 Corvette tick?

This 1970 Chevy Corvette doesn’t have a lot of documented history to it, but what we can tell is that it really never left the disco era. Allegedly the result of some autocrossin’, fiberglassin’ fiend, it houses a delightful 454 big-block and chunky four-speed Muncie underneath the resin-induced (fiberglass resin, of course) bodywork ... Check out the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/wide-body-check-shooking-brake-check-big-block-well...

 

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I read most of the posts; c'mon Guys and Girls, you're missing the point...

It's a Period Correct Hot Rod!

 

Some braver-than-most was out to one-up, well, EVERYBODY and bought the entire Eckler's Catalog that year, and went nuts...

 

As a High-Schooler and working fulltime, I delivered parts for a GM Dealer, and two of my regular customers were good-natured Rivals out in East Oakland (hold your tongues, Infidels), and were always one-upping one another with very intense Projects.  One year, it was Chopped Chevy Stepsides; Lowered, Chromed and Candied, Big Wheels, and so on.  The next year, it was Wide-Bodied (Greenwood style) C3 Wagons, with Big Blocks, Side Pipes, and the aforementioned Candy and Chrome.

 

My Racing Partner and Lifetime Friend Sam built his '73, without the Vega-esque Kammback accoutrement, but added an Eckler nose with Lumina composites, faux knock-offs, some tasteful striping, and Old School Flames on the L-88 Hood. Homemade Sidepipes and Rear Bumperettes completed the look, you know, along with the Elvis Shades and Cockroach Killer Kicks...

 

Viva Las Vegas, Baby!

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