It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. The C3 is the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, and marks the second time the Corvette would carry the Stingray name, though only for the 1969 - 1976 model years. This time it was a single word as opposed to Sting Ray as used for the 1963 - 1967 C2 generation. The name would then be retired until 2014 when it returned with the release of the C7.
Graeme completed a chassis up rebuild on this fantastic example some 15 years ago. Modifications include 5.7L small block engine producing some 450hp, Tremec T56 6 speed gearbox, strengthened crown wheel /pinion and lsd, strengthened half shafts. Rack & pinion steering, stronger laminated rear spring with adjustable shocks on rear, aluminium coil over double adjustable front shock with aluminium front wishbones. Sports doc brakes with hydroboost replacing vacuum servo, custom made 18” diameter billet aluminium wheels, exact replica’s of the original 15” ‘Rallye’ wheels.