In the late 1970′s the 3rd generation Corvette was languishing thanks to an aging platform and new government emissions and fuel economy requirements. Eager gearheads would do just about anything to make their ride stand out from the crowd. Enter customizer Les Dunham and the Corvette Caballista. His Dunham Coach Motor Car Company built just 50 Caballistas between 1977 and 1982. The example seen here is a later model based on 1982 Collector Edition Corvette.
Our friends at ProTeam Corvette Sales will be hosting an all-day Corvette seminar and judging school on Saturday November 10th. The event is sponsored by the Michigan and Heart of Ohio chapters of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), although NCRS membership isn’t required to attend the event. The cost is just $10 at the door which includes breakfast and lunch. Enthusiasts under 35 years of age get in free.
CorvetteBlogger is very happy to announce a new addition to our list of quality sponsors. CorvetteMods.com is a Texas-based retailer with 1,000′s of quality Corvette parts warehoused in their facility and ready to ship within 24 hours. We took a look through their catalog of C3-C6 Corvette parts and came away very impressed with their selection.
This 1973 red Corvette doesn’t really seem like the kind of car that Kelsey Grammer would drive.
But then again, Grammer was just portraying that snob Fraiser Crane on Cheers all those years.
According to an ad on eBay trying to sell this Corvette, the owner bought it from Grammer in 2003 and has stored it in a temperature controlled garage at his Woodland Hills, California home, ever since.
No matter how you drive your Corvette, Corvette Specialties has the parts to make it look like new again.
The good folks up in Mounds View, Minnesota have been in business for more than 30 years, and they definitely know how to promote their store – with a rockin’ and rollin’ C3 cutaway Corvette that bares its soul to show off many of the parts they stock.
Photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com
Does your 1970-1972 Corvette still have the factory original carpet installed at St. Louis inside of it? If it does, then a C3 aficionado would like to hear from you. The NCRS Member is working with Al Knoch Interiors on potential improvements to their early C3 carpet patterns. Find out how you can help influence the next generation of reproduction floor coverings after the break.
While perusing the Corvette Forum a couple days ago we stumbled across a thread created by member “Zuendler” who recently took his 1969 Corvette through the Italian, Austrian, and Swiss Alps. We always love hearing these stories about owners driving their cars on long journeys and his breath-taking photos intrigued us even more. No passport is needed to see more shots and a video from his incredible trip after the jump.
Part of the fun of owning a classic Corvette is digging out the history of the car before you bought it.
For a Michigan doctor, the search for his car’s ancestry has already turned up quite a bit of information, though he is hoping to unearth even more.