Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1982 Corvette C3

Jeff writes:

My wife purchased a 2014 C7, and she had it about a year when we began looking for another Corvette for me.  Coming into manhood during the late 70's and early 80's meant that the C3 body style was the American Sports Car that I dreamed of.  Out on a drive one afternoon, I noticed a Corvette, the color of which I had never seen, and I was intrigued by it.  I had driven by from time to time and noticed that it never seemed to have been moved.  One day there was a man outside, so I stopped to ask about the car.  He told the story of how he had bought the car for his wife.  She had driven the car a couple of years before becoming ill.  Unfortunatley, she passed away, and since he couldn't bare to part with the car, it just sat in the garage only being driven occasionally by him or his son to keep the battery up.  I went over the car and found it to be in pretty good shape for a 36 year old car.  I asked if he would be interested in selling it.  After much thought he felt it was time to let it go, and agreed to sell it to me.  He set a fair price, and now what was once my dream car is my reality.  I have done a lot of restoration to bring the car back to its original beauty.  I promised him that I would take good care of the car, and I will keep that promise.

Binnie writes:

Thanks Jeff, your '82 really is a gorgeous example of the final C3 run . 

 

1982 Corvette C3

1982 Corvette C3

1982 C3 Corvette

1982 C3 Corvette

1982 C3 Corvette