If an Eldorado and a Corvette had a baby in 1979, this might be the result!
Currently up for sale – with the bid reaching $6,000 as of Friday morning – is one of only 51 Corvettes built by the legendary Les Dunham of Dunham Coach in New Jersey.
Dunham apparently was a key figure in the “Pimpmobile” culture that started in the early 1970s, and he built only four of these 1979 Corvette Caballista Custom cars with four-speed transmissions. (By the way, Les is still at it; visit his website to see what he’s up to.)
This ’79 has just 74,646 actual miles, according to the seller, and also includes a 350 four-barrel engine, power steering/brakes/windows/door locks, T-tops, wire wheels, Vogue tires, and AM/FM cassette. He says everything works, including the factory air, and there is no frame rot.
“The car is a pleasure to drive,” the seller says, noting that it does have a few stress cracks which are pictured and the normal signs of gentle wear associated with a well-cared-for car of this nature. Reconstructed title.”
All in all, for the right person, this could be a chance to get, as the seller calls it, “a very distinctive ride for modest money!”