Corvettes have always been about showing off their powerful engines. Remember the custom C2s with engine blowers sticking out of the hood, or the factory-stock C6 ZR1 that revealed its powerful 638-horsepower engine through a clear window?
Now comes this burgundy 1976 supercharged Corvette coupe that makes no attempt at all to hide its brand new ZZ4 350/355 horsepower GM crate engine and Weiand 671 blower said to make around 500 horsepower with low boost.
This custom Stingray “is NOT everybody’s cup of tea,” admits the person who has the car listed for $28,000 on Kijiji.com out of the Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada area.
“But the car is very well built and TONS of money spent,” he adds.
The Corvette was completely restored by a well-known restoration shop in Moncton a few years ago, according to the listing, and indeed photos show the undercarriage of the car is as clean as the outside. The only photo of the interior is pretty blurry, but it appears to be in pretty decent shape, with custom velour seat covers.
What remains of the body from the firewall back appears to be in excellent condition, but the abbreviated front end treatment will definitely take a special owner who mainly wants to enjoy his Corvette for the power it can produce and wants everyone else to know what “should be” under the hood under normal circumstances. The more I looked at the car, though, the more I came to appreciate the unique styling, not that I’d take it over a stock version, however.
Despite the big power produced by its $18,000 worth of engine, this one-of-a-kind Corvette – which has chrome Hooker headers with matching sidepipes – remains a “very friendly pump gas car,” according to the seller.
If you’re interested in owning a unique Corvette, the seller notes that he will consider trades.
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