While the new C8s are definitely head-turners, there’s nothing like a restored chrome-bumper C3 to turn a few heads.
Take, for example, this stunning 1970 coupe that’s being offered on Craigslist out of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area at the price of $40,000, or best offer.
Based on the photos that accompany this beauty, there appears to be little work remaining to be done.
The original L46 350 V8 engine has given way to a much more powerful small-block GM Performance engine that include heads, intake and radiator all done in aluminum. With a Holley 750 carburetor, MSD Ignition, and Hooker Headers, the engine pumps out an impressive 430 horsepower, according to the seller. It’s hooked to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, and he’s also installed Wilwood brakes and a new emergency brake system and completely replaced the suspension.
Little wonder, then, that the seller maintains that this vintage C3 “runs and drives amazing.”
The black leather interior is described as “all original” and in “excellent” condition, and the photos appear to back up that declaration. All the gauges work, even the clock, and storage bags for the T-tops and the removable rear window are also included. The car is also one of just 425 produced with shoulder seat belts.
But the real talking point of this car, in our opinion, has to be that outstanding Candy Tangerine paint that appears to be in perfect condition. Coupled with the aggressive aftermarket wheels, big-block hood, front spoiler, and side pipes, the car definitely strikes a menacing pose on the street.
Little wonder that one of the photos shows a large trophy from a car show resting comfortably in the front seat.
As the seller summarizes it, “this car is a real head turner – vary rare and hard to find!”
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