Corvettes on Craigslist: Garden Variety 1977 Corvette Field Car for $3,000

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Corvettes on Craigslist: Garden Variety 1977 Corvette Field Car for $3,000


Yes, with the advantage of hindsight, we admit the 1970s were a terrible time to be a Corvette enthusiast.

But for those of us fortunate enough to have lived during the days of orange shag carpet and coppertone refrigerators, the Corvette was still “our” Corvette, no matter what the horsepower ratings were.

And apparently I wasn’t the only person who continued to show love to the Corvette during the mid to late ‘70s as sales continued to reach record levels year after year, despite the C3 being such an aging platform.

Corvettes on Craigslist: Garden Variety 1977 Corvette Field Car for $3,000


This 1977 “sorta, kinda barn find” Corvette up for sale on craigslist is such an example.

It’s one of a then-record 49,213 examples sold during the 1977 model year, a far cry from the days of just 300 in 1953 and even the 21,513 in 1963. While the ’77 pumped out a measly 190 horsepower, it was still one of the best-performing cars of the day, foreign or domestic. You gotta remember this was a time when the car industry was trying to learn how to deal with increased government regulations that crippled performance. The base straight-six engine in the ’77 Impala, for example, delivered just 110 horsepower!

So, if you’re in the San Antonio, Texas area and are looking for a “great project car,” as the owner describes it, this ’77 Corvette might be the answer for you.

Corvettes on Craigslist: Garden Variety 1977 Corvette Field Car for $3,000


We described it as a “sorta, kinda barn find” earlier because based on the photos provided in the craigslist ad, the car has apparently been sitting in someone’s yard on flat tires for “a few years.”

While the black (we think) paint has started to fade, the body does appear to be in overall decent shape, with no major damage visible, and the interior likewise is all there, albeit it could stand a definite refreshing.

The 350 engine is said to run, and the seller believes the car will crank up given a new battery and some gas.

Corvettes on Craigslist: Garden Variety 1977 Corvette Field Car for $3,000


The new owner isn’t going to make any big money restoring this car, but with an asking price of just $3,000, someone could probably wind up with a really nice-looking Corvette for around $10,000 or a little bit more. We’ve always liked the styling of the ‘77, and imagine what adding a new interior, new paint job, and a 383 stroker under the hood would do for this one!


Source:
Craigslist

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4 COMMENTS

  1. It always amazes and saddens me when I see what was once a premium automobile abused and neglected. If someone doesn’t scoop up this Corvette for a project car or a parts car, it’ll be in a junkyard in a few years.

    Where are the Corvette Police when we need them?

  2. Looking at the picture make you wonder what kind of shape the frame is in, sitting on Mother Earth sunk in like that would make me wary of it being rusty, and more than surface rust. But for three thousand dollars what can you expect ?

  3. Bring a new Battery and you can drive this one home. Step one, get ride of all the smoke crap under hood. Step two, run a compression check, if it passes, step three, put a Paxton Supercharge ahead of the normally aspirated 350 engine then you can start the clean up and build!

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