Corvette C3 Owner Showcase
During the summer of 2005, I
was looking for a project car. One that I have never owned or driven
before, I decided to look for a Corvette. My aim was high. Well,
way too high after I started looking around. I Just couldn't afford a
C1 or C2. So I looked into the C3's. I searched local and looked
at all the Corvette sites. I finally found one I could afford on EBay.
It was a tan '77 L-48 Automatic. I bought it sight unseen and had it
shipped to me. Two weeks later, it showed up at my house. The
engine would start, the transmission would move it, but it had no brakes.
So the driver and myself backed it into the garage. The car was up on
jacks that night. I started on the suspension that weekend, the brakes
and anything under the car. Next was the engine and transmission.
Once that was done, off to the paint shop. When I picked up the car
from the paint shop, I drove straight to Goodyear. New tires went on
that day. Once home, I gutted the interior. Two weeks later, the
interior was complete. All this took two years to complete, not
because of time, but because of money. This past summer I put the car
in 6 shows. I took 5 1st places and one 2nd place for C3 original.
Now I am not all done with the car. It will NEVER be completely
finished. I am always finding stuff that I need/want to do. But for the most
part, I have completed the hard stuff. My wife and I enjoy the old
look and feel of the car.