Vette(s): 1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a
2000 Black FRC 6-speed
BOTH SOLD :(
I'll go against the grain here, and say I like it. If they could produce a new Corvette and plop a C3 body on it, I'd trade in the 77 and 00 and buy one. There's nothing like having the best of both worlds - the style and grace of a C3 body and all the creature comforts and power (and gas mileage) of a C5 or C6 Vette.
____________________________________ Lifetime Member #55
Vette(s): Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed
Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses.
2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!
I'm gonna say no. But, if like Biff said, they could put a (real) C3 body on a C5 or C6 chasis, then THAT would really be something!
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
I actually like the concept. I agree with most of the previous posts, with a few exceptions. I don't think Ford and Chrysler failed with the Mustang and Challenger rebirths. I think they are both very nice designs. Given the choice I would like to see a retro Vette follow the C2 form. I would give consideration to buying this C3 concept if it were available from the assembly line. I don't thinlk I would go for the kit idea.
____________________________________ C3VR Lifetime Member #114
Vette(s): Red 1973 Convertible.
Red 1970 LT-1
Interesting question about this one. 1st I do think its cool that out of ALL the previous models they chose OURS to work with. Thats quite the compliment IMO.
I did like the looks of the top one, but the more cars I saw the less I liked em with the stripes and all.
Would I trade a real C3 for one? No, I like the original thank you.
But would it be a good car for someone who loves the looks of a early C3 but has no interest in figuring out vacuum lines, heater cores and how to make the radio work? You bet. For those I say go for it!
But please, put a tank sticker on it just for fun!
I liked the looks except for the scoop ahead of the rear wheel. Would I buy a new one? no. I might buy one when it is 5 to 10 yrs old though. New toys are just too expensive. Be sides I still enjoy my 76
Full Size C3VR Lifetime Member #110 We are all young at heart Glen
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