Much has been written about the instant celebrity status being granted to new C8 Corvette owners these days.
Well, here’s a Corvette that might draw even more attention than a new mid-engine Stingray at the gas pump!
And it can be yours for about a third of the cost of a nicely equipped 2020 Corvette!
This enthusiast began his ownership of Corvettes some 37 years ago with a lightly used red 1980 model, but I could never have dreamed of the extensive modifications done to this fellow ’80!
According to a craigslist ad in the Sarasota, Fla., area, this Corvette, being offered for $28,900, is the only 1980 Greenwood Turbo GT currently on the market “and the only one that I know of,” period, the seller admits.
Soon after leaving the St. Louis factory, the car underwent massive Greenwood Racing modifications to become “an awesome performance ride,” according to the listing.
It’s hard to argue with the changes that include a 454 big block engine, along with an aluminum intake, Holley carburetor, electric fuel pump, headers, MSD Ignition System, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, chrome AC compressor, chrome engine compartment accessories, and performance Turbo 400 transmission.
But the wide-body done in black metallic paint, complete with neon orange reflective graphic accents and a deep rumble emanating from the side pipes, will let all your buddies know you really mean business at the next cruise-in (once we get past the coronavirus social distancing, that is).
The interior you won’t soon forget, we promise. How about removal of the factory carpet and replacement with carbon fiber orange vinyl on the floorboards and panels. Meanwhile, check out those black ostrich print Recaro seats with orange baseball stitching.
Of course, you’ll be a cool dude literally with factory AC said to still work “great” while you travel down the road with the luxuries of power steering/brakes/windows/ and door locks, along with tilt-tele wheel and CD stereo.
The seller praises the car for its “awesome” performance and claims it “runs and drives like it rolled off the showroom floor” – just in this case on custom 10 wide front and 12 wide rear wheels!
We have no reason to doubt the seller when he concludes that this unique ’80 is “sure to be the one and only at the next car show.”
Makes my old ’80 look like a plain Jane, by comparison!
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