Sunday, May 29, 2016

Shooting Brake: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Breadvan

The C3 generation Corvette is the ugly redheaded step cousin of the Vette world -- stuck in the back row at Corvette car shows and regularly given swirlies in the locker room toilet.  However, if you want an affordable Vette from the 1960s, the C3 is just about the only way to go, and if you want to modify a Corvette into a shooting brake, it might as well be a C3.  Find this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Breadvan offered for $20,000 in Junction City, KY via craigslist.  Tip from Seant.

Junction City is only 125 miles away from Bowling Green, the current location of GM's Corvette factory, but this thing is a long way from home (which would have been St Louis anyway).  Gone is the Mako Shark inspired flying buttresses and instead is a station wagon style aerodynamic roof reminiscent of the aero roof that Ferrari ran on their '62 Ferrari 250GT.

Powering this thing is a 350 cubic inch small block V8 mated to an automatic transmission -- boring?  Sure.  Easy.  Exactly!  The interior looks special and the seller calls the car "very rare" -- which is a bit of an understatement. 

See another shooting brake custom?


  1. Q:
    If a shooting-brake was a wagon used to 'break-in' horses, why is it a 'shooting-brake' and not a 'shooting-break?'

  2. I would be worried about having to shoot whatever might be living in the "special" upholstery.

  3. Side markers and amber parking lights say 1972...what ever happened to providing a VIN?

  4. Has a strange resemblance to a Lotus Europa. The prettiest ugly car ever!


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