Saturday, June 22, 2019

Cartvette or Cartmero? 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

The name of a vehicle is surprisingly important to its future success. The Mustang was a great name...Pinto...not so much.  The Mustang is this wild free-roaming stallion while the Pinto isn't even a real horse breed -- it is a coloring pattern with big splotches of light and dark that can be found on a variety of ponies.  And don't get me started on the Hyundai Pony...but I'm not here to talk about things of an equine nature, instead I'm going to ask if this should be the Cartmaro or the Cartvette.  The Cartmaro (or Cartmero) name has a better hillbilly twang to it...but the car(t) is equipped with an IRS from a Vette...and is supposed to be based on a maybe it should be a C4rt?  Find this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $5000 in Chandler, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1985 C4 corvette 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: black 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
Please read entire posting before contacting me. 
I have a c4 vette kart that I had custom built for me. 
The creator did everything but wiring. I have to many projects and I moving out of my home so I need to purge them all. 
The motor is a Chevy 350 target master crate motor with a mild cam. 
Watch the YouTube video here

Please don’t waste my time. 
This vehicle needs to be completed but it does run. 
I currently have the carb off but I can throw it back on if needed. 

I don’t have the skills to complete the build and the guy who built it for me wants another 3,000$ to do simple wiring.
Come and take a look. 
It’s custom it’s awesome and I’d trade for a Suzuki samurai or geo tracker 4x4
Needs to run. 
I also like vw manx, or vw baja.

See a better way to drive something odd?


  1. I wonder how much fun that thing would be for autocross!?

  2. #1 You gotta do a build like this yourself... or
    #2 have absolute boat loads of cash, because
    #3 you are NEVER going to break even.
    But... even before all that... maybe you should know that a Chevy 350 is not 6 cylinders.

    1. Ah, Duff... you are mistaken.

      You make the (false) assumption that all 8 cylinders on the 350 are firing.

      I'm guessing not.

      See? A new way to get economy from a V8! (just disconnect the spark plugs).

      I hear it runs...rough.

      -Stan (...the *other* Stan...)

  3. Can I just say it?

    There is something incredibly appealing to me taking a well running Corvette and stripping it of all bodywork.

    Taking it down to the BONES.

    Keeping it roadworthy, but in a minimalist way.

    Kind of like a poor man's Ariel Atom.

    Me likey.

    -Stan (...yeah...*that* Stan...)

    1. Well, that ain't road legal where I live. Even if you overlook the absence of head lights, tail lights, and signals (part of that $3K simple wiring job, I suppose), the lack of fenders would prevent you getting your inspection up here. By the way, that must have been one hell of an over-bore to punch that V-6 out to 350 cu in.

    2. Bobinott-

      Just watch the video link and listen to the sound of this thing.

      That ain't no 6 cylinder engine. It's a Dee-troit 8 banger.



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