Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1976 Corvette

 

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 drive my Corvette.


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
lucileminard@orange.fr

 


1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette