Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler’s Widebody Kit

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler's Widebody Kit


If you’re in a nostalgic mood and want to relive the disco days of the ’70s, then this 1975 Corvette might be just the thing to check that off your bucket list.

This heavily modified Stingray is being offered for $8,900 cash on Craigslist out of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler's Widebody Kit


The seller claims that the mods are said to be from an Eckler’s body kit that was installed in 1981. With the work a little sloppy in places, it’s not clear if this was done in someone’s home garage or by a professional.

The ad doesn’t provide much information about the car, so we’re left to surmise about a lot of items. We are told that it has a 327 motor, so we know it’s not the original unit that left the St. Louis factory because a 350/165 horsepower engine was standard that year. Maybe a juiced 327 was add to spice things up a little bit, or maybe it was just the most convenient engine lying around to make the car go, which the seller notes that it “runs and drives!!”

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler's Widebody Kit


A new owner would likely be wise to leave the car’s body as it is, since it would be a pile of money to restore it back to factory original and the return on investment just wouldn’t be there with already-restored examples going for $15,000 to $20,000. Hopefully, the custom white paint with blue swirls down the sides is still in good enough shape not to require a repaint.

While the custom look is not for everyone, obviously, this Stingray does stand out in a crowd with its wide rear end, exposed headlights, and cool tilting hood. No word on whether the rear hatch opens, but that would definitely make it easier to place items in the expanded storage area behind the seats. Meanwhile, we’re not too sure about the rear treatment that includes taillights perhaps lifted from a 300ZX of the 1990s?

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler's Widebody Kit


A new owner would also have to spend some money on new interior items, including the dash for starters, not to mention having to replace the foam and seat covers for the upper central portions of the buckets.

Overall, this car isn’t to our individual tastes, but that’s why custom Corvettes exist in the first place. Someone out there will love this car sitting in their driveway just as it is. Could it be you?

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1975 Corvette with Eckler's Widebody Kit


Source:
philadelphia.craigslist.org

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