Some cars like my 79 Corvette need to be rescued from a collector. This corvette from 04-18 spent it’s time moving around a warehouse having only 75 miles put on it in all those years. When I bought it everything leaked and the motor had 3 bad cylinders. I spent a lot of time cleaning oil out of the engine bay where I replaced the tired 327ci with a 560hp 383ci giving the her the power to match her good looks. Purists will turn their nose up at the less than desirable 79 but keeping matching numbers just means you own a slow corvette. I love this cars looks and you can’t get into a vette cheaper than the late 70s. People love seeing this car and it’s a blast to drive which for me checks all the boxes for owing a classic car.
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I purchased this car from a collection of about 300 cars in October of 2018. The last owner (the collector I never met) had titled it in 2004 and only 70 miles had been put on the car until I purchased it. The guy that ran the warehouse I picked it up from had no information or history on the car and an exhaustive search has led to absolute zero. I was able to drive it home, however it leaked everything that could possibly leak from sitting all those years. The odometer shows 66000mi and I believe that to be correct based on the condition of the car overall. I loved the paint and interior (probably done in the 80s) and decided to swap out the tired late 60s 327 someone had put in along the way. I installed a Skip White Performance Stage 3 560HP 383ci with a 3000RPM Stall converter and a Holley Sniper EFI kit, all new hooker headers, hooker exhaust and mufflers as well as all new accessories. (water pump, alternator, PS Pump, starter etc.) I rebuilt all of the power steering and the entire brake system with new ACDelco components. All of the door and T-top seals were cracked so those have also been replaced. Of course there are too many little things I have done to list them all. Its a fun car to drive and still turns heads wherever I go.
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