Corvette C3 of the Week
As a young boy about 11 years old I saw my first Corvette (that I paid attention to) sitting in a parking lot. All I remember was it being the most beautiful car I had ever seen. Since that day the image of that car stuck in my head. As I got older I started looking at the different years and decided on the later C3's. I purchased a 1981 red L48 from a classic car dealer about an hour from where I live. He had it certified and cleaned up and ready to go. I drove it home that day and for the next several days my wife and I had a great time with it around town. I took it into a local body shop to do a small paint repair on the front bumper. The guy at the shop indicated the car was not in as good of condition as I originally thought. I took it back to the dealer and got my money back for it but never lost the bug. Over the next 2 years I continued to look. One day my daughters friend's father and his daughter came by to pick up my daughter and he noticed another classic car I had in my garage (1964 Pontiac Parisienne - Canadian car). We got talking and one thing led to another and as it turned out he had a 1980 C3 in his garage he was looking to sell. I took the car out for a run and to a local garage to put it on a hoist. The car was so clean, I could not believe it. We finally reached a deal and I took it home. Since then I have done a lot of work to it to get it the way I wanted the car. It is now our weekend cruiser, never winter driven and always stored in our garage.
This is my 1980 L48 with approx 40,000 Miles, (60,000
KM here in Canada).