Sunday, January 15, 2017

Summer Crazier Than Others: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1978 film Corvette Summer was Mark Hamil's first part after being an unexpected and instant star from his roll in Star Wars.  It is, by most reasonable measures, a terrible film that is barely made watchable with the addition of a custom Corvette built by Dick Korkes of Korky's Kustom Studios, and today we have a replica. Find this 1972 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $13,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

The original car from Corvette Summer looked like it was taken straight from Death Race 2000, but the guys from Gas Monkey Garage paid something like $20k for this replica about a year ago.  That same car, this one, was then sold at Barrett-Jackson for $15,400 in Scottsdale 2016. 

It doesn't look that bad in the photos...although I'm not sure what I'm seeing on the driver's floor mat, but at least it isn't right-hand-drive, that would be a pain in a world of drive-thrus and toll-boothes. 

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  1. Lets see..... take a direct to video quality movie nobody saw from forty years ago...sort of recreate the car from the movie...make it really ugly...then each time it sells, sell it for less than the time before......hmmmmmm.....add in a slushbox...and voila a bankrupt Trumpmobile

  2. Not to be argumentative but, to my mind, the only thing mildly interesting about the original was the RHD. The body mods? Not so much. I mean, folks have the right to do whatever they want to their vehicles, but I don't feel this has done anything to enhance the look of a C3 'Vette. Just sayin'...

  3. Back in the late 60s or early 70s, I learned about the idea of these touring replicas. Each spring there would be a visit to my city by "Auto-Rama", promising the best of touring and local custom cars. It was a big deal for a budding gear-head in the Great White North, where exotic cars were never seen. But not all the cars that were advertised were the real thing. I particularly remember being promised one of the STP Lotus Turbines, and being presented with something that looked like it had been built out of plywood. So, I could well imagine this Corvette Summer car having been one of a small fleet used for promos etc. They did not have to sweat the details.

  4. FYI, found a fansite for Corvette Summer - trivia, photos, etc. -

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