If I was going to buy a Corvette today, I might give this one a long, hard look. While this generation ‘Vette isn’t exactly hard to find, it usually takes some extra searching to weed through the tired project cars cluttering craigslist. This 1975 model has a low 81,000 miles, and being equipped with a 4-speed makes it even more special. Plus, it has been lovingly maintained since new. Find it here on craigslist for $18,900.
Now, that may seem like a chunk of change for a Vette like this. But this could be a case of the age-old argument to buy the best you can afford. According to the seller, this example was bought new in Wisconsin at Curley Chevrolet, where it was serviced until 2000 when the dealership closed. From there, it continued to be dealer-serviced at nearby Brenengen Chevrolet. The best part? All the records are included with the sale, documenting both the mileage and the maintenance.
Shortly after the year 2000, the Corvette was put into climate-controlled storage where it remained ever since, driven less than 3,300 miles since that time. On occasion, well-preserved cars suffer from lack of use, leading to weak hoses and corroded lines. But with this L-48 equipped model, you’re getting a car that’s been both preserved and maintained. The seller bought the Corvette from the original owner, and has since detailed it to NCRS standards.
Original spare tire, never used after 81,000 miles! That doesn’t happen often. Since the car now wears California plates, it’s obvious the Vette left its longtime Wisconsin home when the current owner acquired it. The asking price doesn’t seem out of line for a car that seemingly has no issues, and provided it drives as nice as it looks, I don’t think you’d lose any money if mileage and condition don’t change too much from its current state.