French registration (as a historic vehicle)
Chassis n° 194378S416930
- Important preparation
- Nice presentation
- The American myth
In the early 1950s, the Chevrolet brand presented one of the most emblematic models of American production, the Corvette. It will have an exceptionally long career as we are now in the eighth generation. At the time, the C1 was the first production car with a fibreglass body. The Corvette C3 was launched in 1968. This third generation, inspired by the Mako Shark concept car designed by Larry Shinoda, was produced until 1982. It is available in two versions, coupé or cabriolet, in both cases the style remains inimitable and aggressive. Although its chassis and engines are derived from the C2, its fiberglass body and interior are completely redesigned. The name Stingray will even make its reappearance in a single word from the 1969 vintage onwards. For the first time the coupé has 2 removable half roofs and a sliding vertical rear window. The C3 is available at its launch with two V8, a small block of 327 ci or a big block of 427 ci. The career of the Corvette C3 is a series of evolutions and adaptations to the new standards in force in the United States. On the strength of its commercial success, more than 540,000 units were produced over 14 years, making it the most widely produced Corvette in history.
The example we are presenting is a Corvette C3 coupé equipped with a 7.0-litre V8 427 ci engine developing 390 hp. This is combined with a 4-speed manual gearbox. This car was imported from the United States in 2007 by its former owner. Wishing to obtain a high performance and agile car, he invested more than 40 000 € in its preparation. So in 2014 the original engine underwent a complete overhaul and was reassembled with forged connecting rods and pistons, Edelbrock camshafts and a Holley carburetor. The steering and running gear have been overhauled and improved. To optimize the braking system, the car was fitted with large piston calipers and ventilated discs. In order to reinforce its aggressive look it is equipped with side exhausts that make the V8's vocalizations resound, a pure pleasure at every acceleration! Inside this Corvette is in very good original condition, its leather seats and carpets are very well preserved. A trip master has been added for regularity tests. With such a thorough preparation, this beautiful American car will be your partner of choice for your outings on the circuit or your historic rallies.
Aguttes – Auction House in Paris
The Autumn Sale 2020 / 13th of December