This 1971 Corvette Stingray coupe is reminiscent of a Dolly Parton song with its “coat (of paint) of many colors.”
Yes, it’ll take a lot of work to get this early C3 looking like the chrome bumper classic it yearns to be (including those chrome bumpers that have gone AWOL).
But at least a little bit of the heavy lifting has already been done for the new owner of this car currently for sale on eBay out of Northford, Connecticut at the “Buy It Now” price of $7,500.
The seller apparently is a man of few words – 33 to be exact in his listing, but he does say that a rebuilt 454 engine has been installed under the hood and a new exhaust system installed. He candidly admits that he doesn’t know whether that motor is the original matching numbers unit.
He also points out that the front clip is not the right one and in one of the photos it does appear to be from a ’68.
As for the interior, it’s hard to tell exactly what kind of shape it’s in because the radiator is resting on the rear deck and blocks the view. About all we see is the steering wheel and a bare driver’s door panel.
If the frame and birdcage aren’t too rusty, there could be enough room in the price to handle the restoration. What do you think?
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