Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1976 C3 Corvette

Brian writes:

I purchased my '76 from my neighbor in May '06 because I've always wanted a Vette and this one was neglected.  My first project was to replace the floor pans and strip the interior.  The car sat on axle stands in my garage until '07 when I could dedicate more time and money.  I retired in June '07 and spent most of my severance money on the restoration.  New carpet, console and door panels were ordered, all of the other interior components were dyed and matched the new ones perfectly.  The engine is a numbers matching L82 rebuilt before my purchase.  The engine was bored 30 over, heads were shaved and a very healthy cam and flat top pistons were installed.  Paint is a metallic Gray and shows very nice with the Smoke Gray  interior.  I joined a local Corvette Club, Corvettes of Durham and enjoy showing my '76 Vette with pride.  Plates are personalized 'Bakes 76'.  Wheel rims are Gragar S/S 15x8.

 

1976 C3 Corvette

1976 C3 Corvette

1977 C3 Corvette

1976 C3 Corvette