Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1981 Corvette C3

George writes:

This is my 1981.  The car has a Turbo 400 fitted so it is definitely not a matching numbers car.  When I bought the car (I love the 80-82 shape) although structurally very sound, it needed a lot of work.  I would have thought if left, it might have survived 18 months, possibly 2 years before it would have been a breaker.  I wasn't looking to build a nut and bolt correct trailer queen.  I wanted to build something that looked how a Vette should look (in my eyes) and be fun to drive.  All the interior was taken out, and I've repaired or replaced and then repainted.  I had the Fiero seats redone in black leather with silver piping.  The armrest was dyed black and I had silver piping fitted to it (to match stripes).  On the seats I had the '81 badges copied, made up and sewn in below the headrests.  I had a new dash surround fitted because the old one was badly cracked and damaged.  I've yet to start on the doors properly.  Various parts need cleaning, checking and some parts need replacing etc.  A lot of work that has been done is stuff you can't really see but was essential.  I prepped the car in the garage behind it.  A very good friend of mine, his boss who owns a body shop let me borrow it for the weekend so my friend could paint it.  The list goes on as I'm sure you know.  It has taken longer than I planned but I've done a lot of other stuff in between.  When I get a spare moment, I go outside and do some more and slowly it comes together.  As soon as interior is finished I will send some pictures including the engine bay.

Binnie writes:

Great color George and I love your choice of wheels.

 

1981 Corvette C3

1981 Corvette C3