Corvette C3 of the Week

1975 Corvette

Stuart writes:

It's a 1975 Convertible L-48, automatic with the original engine (109,000 miles)...and it has been "sweetened" a little:

New Comp Cam
Hypereutectic Speed Pro Pistons
Eagle Rods,
Bored 30 over
Holley 670 cfm Street Avenger
Holley Street Dominator Aluminum High Rise Intake,
MSD ignition
K&N filters
2 1/2" True Dual Exhaust with Flowmaster 40 Series mufflers
300 RWHP

I'm the 3rd owner (8 years ago).  I completely refurbished the interior with new seat covers, wood trim, new carpet, new dash components and new top.  After the engine modification, I chromed various parts of the engine and installed a new DeWitts Dual Core aluminum radiator.

Wheels are American Racing Torque Thrusts II.  When I purchased it from the previous owner, it was a "plain jane" convertible with rally wheels and black wall tires.  The interior was somewhat worn and needed refurbishing...but was still in decent shape; the engine was stock; tight but "needed some TLC".

Future plans: New paint (down to the fiberglass and start over); Overdrive automatic transmission; either Wilwood or Baer brakes; new aluminum heads (either Edlebrock of Dart)

I did the majority of the work myself over the past 4 years...and when I couldn't do something or couldn't fix it, I would pull out the SPECIAL tool...(the check book or credit card).

My car is both a prized show car and a DAILY DRIVER.  I drive it in the sun, rain etc etc etc.  The ONLY time I won't drive it is in the snow & ice.


1977 Corvette