Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Corvette Hunter, In The Wild: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3

We've stumbled on a real beauty 'ere folks -- and I've got to be really quiet or I might spook it.  Just look at the paint job on the back of this one -- she's a female judging by the well defined hips and vents down the side, but I'm going to sneak in for a closer look.  Find this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette offered for an undisclosed amount of money in Bronx, NY via craigslist.  Tip from Cory.


We're out here in the flatlands of the Bronx looking for the elusive C3 Corvette, a fiberglass body beauty riding on top of a steel frame built in St Louis (and later Bowling Green, KY) from 1968-1982.  We've found one with the hood up in a driveway, let's take a closer look -- crikey, get a load of that wing!


I've got to being careful not to disturb this magnificent beast, because they can be a handful when upset -- but wow...just look under that hood.  This is the rarest of the hairy chested Vette, she's got a 383 cubic inch small block that is fed by not one, but two, gigantic turbochargers that feed into a front mounted intercooler...easy girl...steady.  When that V8 fires up and starts sucking air through the massive 1,000 cfm throttle body, ground squirrels for miles will go scampering for cover.  She might not have a manual transmission, but a 2nd to 3rd gear slam shift from that auto is a thing of beauty. 


See a better example of a hairy blue chested Vette for sale? tips@dailyturismo.com  RIP Mr Croc Hunter, it's been almost 10 years, and we still miss you! -- Just another Steve Irwin fan.


13 comments:

  1. Get ready boys, looks like it's gonna be a
    [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Corvette_Summer.jpg[/img]

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    1. My first thought too. It can be ready for summer if you start on the body mods now! All the write up about the engine, and "oh yeah, there's a corvette attached to it." The DT write up is much better than the ad. More informative too! ;-)

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    2. Yeah, I was going to suggest that DT was celebrating the new 'Star Wars' with a 'Corvette Summer'/'American Graffiti' hagiography, but looks like someone's beaten me to it.

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  2. Do the current owners gold chains come with it?

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  3. Andy Gibb, your chariot is ready.

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  4. Corvette summer fer sure.

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  5. Subtle in ain't.

    Where in the Bronx, NY is these bucolic shots taken?

    Good thing basic under hood service would be a breeze. The well used turbos are snuggled right up to the A/C on one side and the alternator on the other.

    Might mean they get changed out along with an oil change, or perhaps when one has to do an engine-out regap of the plugs.

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  6. Hope you got lots of airflow to keep the turbo heat from turning that master cylinder into a boilin' kettle of DOT3...

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  7. Crikey, it's a sting ray!

    Too soon?

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    1. it's almost too late - took me a minute to remember what that was all about

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    2. Yeah, I thought that writing the copy as Irwin was obvious/subtle enough for this 'Ray. It's been years since he passed so I give the post a thumbs up.

      As for the car, I don't think I could pull this one off without going full guido before I left the house. Which would mean a trip to the outlets for the appropriate jewelry and fragrances. Driving this would be an exercise in total character immersion.

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  8. That engine is Gnarly!
    The vessel that carries the engine is wacky.

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  9. FWIW:The Bronx is named after Jonas Bronck who created the first settlement as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx

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