While the car does have some imperfections in the Honduras Maroon with white coves repaint that was done under previous ownership, it still presents well.
The original base 283/230 horsepower engine is still under the hood, and it’s connected to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.
Since the selling dealer bought the car back in April, they’ve done some maintenance work, including a rebuild of the Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetor by Custom Carbs in New Jersey in July, along with the installation of a new fuel sending unit and a fresh oil change.
This vintage C1 Corvette – the first to foreshadow the four round tail light look of the ’63 Sting Ray – has two tops – a matching red hardtop and a contrasting black ragtop.
Since this car was built in a simpler time, it doesn’t have many of the amenities we expect today. Instead, you’ll find black vinyl seats, manual windows, lap belts only, a driver side mirror only, a non-functional analog clock, four-wheel drum brakes, and a Wonderbar push-button AM radio.
Still, this Corvette has something modern cars don’t always have – a big dose of character that makes such vintage automobiles more fun to drive, though sometimes more challenging.
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