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Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/13/22 9:21 p.m.

On April 28th I posted this:

I'm so glad I'm not buying any more cars.  GLWS.

Few minutes later I'm reading a post by SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) when I see pictures of his new to him C3 Corvette. Having followed some of his post I knew he had automotive ADHD worse than me. On a whim I PMed him asking that if he got tired of it to let me know since a C3 was on my bucket list. I didn't think anything of it until last Friday he emailed me saying that actually he might be willing to move on.

We talked over the week and did due diligence until yesterday evening we agreed on the deal. First let me say that he gave me a great deal. He could have sold it easily for more than he offered it to me. He gave it to me at his cost and had been great dealing with this whole week.

Let's get some pictures in here which I'm going to steal from him.

Front and back.

This is where the magic happens.

Basic description of the car is 77 manual trans C3 built for HPDE.  Rear coilover conversion using good parts. Motor is a 355 with a Holley carb on a Summit Racing intake. Aluminum heads and headers as you can see. Specs on some of the stuff are missing but I'm hoping to figure it out.

So why is a C3 on my bucket list?  Let's go back to 1986. Then 15 year old Stampie is in Chemistry class with most of the other students a year ahead of me. One of those students turns out to be the school drug dealer. He drives an all black 82 C3 because well dealer. I still remember the first time I saw it. I could take you to the exact spot I was standing when he pulled up beside me leaving school. The hips on that C3 stirred unnatural thoughts in my teenage mind.

That's why we're in a hotel west of Atlanta waiting for the morning to get the C3. Now I need to figure out what wheels and tires to get. Oh yeah I need to look into chest hair implants, order me some gold chains, and does anyone here paint hood murals?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
5/13/22 9:50 p.m.

Jeepers!  I've not seen this Vette. It looks great. I love the meatballs and that they answer the question of, "what year." 

I think the Bassett style wheels it has do a good job of answering what it's purpose is...track. 

Will you be keeping it "track" or taking it back to" street"? 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/13/22 9:53 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

It'll be street and maybe some HPDE. Have I told you how I love FIA headlights on C3s?

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/13/22 10:01 p.m.

If I were there get another Vette the C3 is more desirable than a C4 to me and probably a C5.  I really kind of want a C7 though.  If I ever get mid engine exotic money no way I buy a C8.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
5/13/22 10:01 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to John Welsh :

It'll be street and maybe some HPDE. Have I told you how I love FIA headlights on C3s?

That is so sexy.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
5/13/22 10:36 p.m.

Those headlights rock my socks

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/13/22 10:41 p.m.

I have a guy for used nascar slicks. Just sayin.

Error404
Error404 HalfDork
5/13/22 10:44 p.m.

I'm here for the hood mural. I never knew that I needed one until I saw those words and it clicked, the Fox needs a hood mural. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
5/14/22 1:21 a.m.

Is the name of your company "Random Automotive Decisions LLC?"

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/14/22 8:12 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

Reply hazy, try again

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/14/22 8:18 a.m.

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
5/14/22 8:21 a.m.

Nice Stampie!  Congrats!

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/14/22 8:25 a.m.

Congratulations.  Hope it lives up to your expectations.  Nothing wrong with "unnatural thoughts" to the nether region.  Having owned a C4, a Vette can bring smiles to the face.   In up to my nether regions on this.  Safe travels.

AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/14/22 9:13 a.m.

Wheels,  fender louvers, and side pipes?

Folgers
Folgers New Reader
5/14/22 9:17 a.m.

Needs side pipes!

Lil_Stampie
Lil_Stampie New Reader
5/14/22 10:21 a.m.

manditory gas station pic

my favorite thing is definitely the transparent roof

it looks alot cooler from the inside

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/14/22 10:27 a.m.

Looks great!!

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
5/14/22 10:50 a.m.

That is awesome!!

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
5/14/22 10:54 a.m.

If you're ever interested in selling it. Let me know lol

Toot
Toot New Reader
5/14/22 11:20 a.m.

Bring it to the challenge/ firm.....

 

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
5/14/22 11:23 a.m.

Looks pretty cool!

You've been buying so many cars lately, you're going to run out of lawn space.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/14/22 11:25 a.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

I keep trying to get the blue miata from him to ise to fix mine....

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
5/14/22 12:04 p.m.

I would use that to low buck clone this;

 

Don't need to repaint, do need to figure out the FIA headlights, I would probably skip the sidepipes.  50/50 on the Ferrari decal.

But you do you, of course.

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
5/14/22 12:08 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

I love those wheels.  No idea what they are but they look so good.

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
5/14/22 12:12 p.m.

Nice!

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