Back in the day, Chevrolet sold more 1979 Corvettes than any other model year.
Not all remained factory original as this car up for sale on eBay in Miami, Fla., proves.
The owner – who appears to be a Corvette guy based on the other ‘Vettes in the background of the photo – is offering the car at no reserve. So far, no one has placed a bid on the heavily customized Corvette, though the “Buy It Now” price is $2,500.
We saw the car on barnfinds.com, where it has drawn a wide range of responses from readers.
Says Rick: “I’m partial to over the top cars, so I’d love this one. If the price stays low it’s a great starting point for your own IMSA wanna-be.”
But Bill responds: “Someone should place a photo of a stock Vette next to this car with the caption: This is your Corvette. This is your Corvette on drugs. What a monstrosity!”
To us, Corvettes have always been a car that allows the owners to place their own touches, so if someone wants to fix up this one, we certainly think it could be a fun vehicle for the right person.
Whether that person would ever get a return on his investment, however, remains a big question as ’79s are not worth a bundle on the resale market.
The seller admits his car needs a complete restoration, noting that the motor runs freely though the car has been sitting for 10 years and isn’t running now. The original four-speed transmission has been replaced with a 700R4 automatic.
On the outside, the front spoiler looks like it’s been tacked back together, and a new paint job is a definite must. As for the interior, the ad says it can still be used “depending how nice you want to make the car.”
It’s sad to see a neglected Corvette of any age, so we’re hoping someone will find it in their heart to restore this one. It could be a nice car, but would it be worth the dollars required? Only the new owner can make that decision.