Well the final comment there tells you how much more you would have to
spend to return it to acceptible condition, and I quote.
"New from one end to another, no expenses were spared! You won't be
able to restore a car like this for the selling price!!!"
It all has to be taken in context. Back in the '70s, John Greenwood
developed this body style to use any advantage of IMSA rules for the
Corvettes to beat the Porsches. And the bland styling of the '70s, where
maybe a badge change or a slight seat stitching difference was the big news
of the new model, the customizing was always trying to go one step more than
the next guy. Some were nice, some were not. This one wasn't so much nice
as it was a repro-racer, as Greenwood raced ones similar to this.
Kind of like putting a C5R body kit on one today.
Now like everything automotive, there are some poetic license in adding some
of the more current rice-racer wings and arches but it is basically still
the Greenwood-originated and Ecklers-marketed Daytona body.
And let's face it, not everyone wants to look just like everyone else.
Remember the '70s Trans Ams and Smokey and the Bandit? At that time,
Corvette people were making jokes about the Trans Am clubs.
"Ever wonder what they talk about at a Trans Am club meeting?"
"What color's yours?"
Front end is a little extreme but not all that bad.
But the photos of the rear view looks like a Lamborghini in the process of
eating the Vette.
The flying buttresses over the trunk are a nice Flash Gordon touch.
This is the first car I've seen with THREE spoilers at the rear end.
Nice Lambo rims.
I assume there is a real Vette under all that fluff.
Looks to be like a normal Daytona Body.. kit (with a few additions in
Years ago ( maybe 1989-1990 when I had my 79 in the paint shop for 16
months the shop was "creating" 3 of them for a export to Japan. And
since I visited "my bady" at least once a week I saw the work that
went into creating these things.. Lots of cutting, bonding etc... and
what got my attention the most was all the empty space under the car
around the wheel flarings etc...
Actually all 3 looked pretty "exotic" to me at the time... only saw
one of the 3 after it was fully painted... It looked darn good...but
not in the "clasic" mode if you know what I mean.... LOL
May offer $ 600.00 for it...not $6,000.00 and definately not
$60,000.00 .....for sure...
Do you guys remember the "Corvette Summer" corvette that Mark Hamil drove?
I saw it a couple of years ago at Bloomington, and man, not only was it
ugly, it was TERRIBLE workmanship. Of course, none of that showed on film
and it was built only for the movie, not to be a real show car.
Thankfully, they sacrificed that Corvette for that movie because after than
came out, people began moving to restore cars instead.
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BUTT UGLY LOL That hood would make you throw up.
And another little tid bit, they converted it to right had drive
with a chain running under the dash from the original steering column
to the tacked on right hand column..... pfffftttt uggggghhh
If I remember, the logic was the ability to oggle at girls on the sidewalks
from the "new" driver seat LOLOL
Tom in Missouri wrote:
Yes, I remember that now. They also had a problem in that the car was
really stolen just into production. They were really in a mess but managed
to get it back. Probably the thief went blind looking at it.
I had meant to look at it more, but there were several around it and when I
came back a bit later to let the crowd die down, they had roped it off to
where you couldn't see much. I think the ropes were to protect the people
so the ugly wouldn't rub off.
I'm surprised they didn't wreck it a few times. Right hand drive isn't
something most can jump into and drive like normal, or their driving is so
bad in the left seat most don't see a difference.
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