Marc writes: I bought my 'vette this summer.
It's a '76 (L48 - automatic - with power windows - air conditioning - buckskin
interior) with some small modifications as you can see. The previous owner
was from Marseille (France) and he bought it in Belgium. He changed the
front bumper and the engine hood for those of an '82 model. It seems also
that my car was in Florida and New York before. I would like to know who
was the first owner and seller of it.
The reason that I bought specially this car is first that I'm an absolute
fan of Corvette since the first one I saw when I was 8 years old in '76...
The other reason is that I dreamed all of my life to have MY special 'vette.
I always thought that the most sensual and beautiful 'vette was the '76 model,
the last Stingray. I thought that the most sportive and powerful
face was on the '82 model, so my dream machine was a mix of the two, and one
day, this past summer, it appeared on internet, a French car! My dream was
already here in France and now it's mine.
Actually I restore it, drive it as often as I can, show it in some old and
collectible car events and I'm very happy and proud to realise my dream, to
I often buy parts from Eckler's, Corvette Central and Mamotorworks, but I am still
looking for an OEM stereo and a water radiator holder.
Best regards, and don't hesitate to give my address to some other fans of
C3 'vettes. It's always a pleasure to talk about it, and especially to
learn how you feel about that car.
Marc is from Montauban (south of France) and his email address is