Friday, November 18, 2016

Ready For Something: 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

The C5 generation Corvette is a formidably fast sports coupe that is only a few door dings away from being ready for the race track...or a good freeway speeds sandwich between a UPS truck and a Lexus LX470 to make a good 24 Hours of LeMons car.  Find this 1998 Chevrolet Corvette here on eBay bidding for $2,550 with a few hours to go, located in Plainville, MA.

Now, I know what you're thinking -- this will never get past the cost judges at a LeMons race and you'll get a billion penalty laps, but that is the way a quitter thinks.  You've got to start thinking like a winner and imagine what kind of hooptie body you could ziptie to this frame to make it a hideous and possibly sneak into a race or two. Rebodie it with something like a 40s Packard or a Jeep and you are good to go.

See another car that is ready for an out of body restoration?


  1. You nailed it - "a billion LeMons penalty laps." It would be like bringing a gun to a fist fight. That said, you get lots of practice passing. I vote for a Jeep CJ Wrangler front end with lots of exposed parts!

  2. Put in a 3 cylinder diesel and you're on your way to LeMons legends!

  3. That amx-bodied Z3 was a sweet piece at Carolina this year; the A body wheelbase will fit an old Willys wagon, 1989 sonata, Volvo 240...


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