Sometimes a car is beyond the point of being a realistic project. Many of the cars that have reached this point end up being used as parts cars. It makes us sad to see any classic be parted out, but if it gives another classic a new lease on life it’s not so bad. This 1972 Corvette Convertible is in rough shape, but has it reached the point of being a parts car or does it still have some life left in it? This C3 Corvette can be found here on eBay with a current bid of $260.
This Stingray is a base model L48 with the 200 hp 350 V8. The engine looks rough and the seller doesn’t state whether it turns, but given all the rust we would guess it doesn’t. Some of the parts look to be salvageable, but we don’t see a lot of resale value here.
This car’s fiberglass body has seen better days. The driver’s side rear corner has a large hole in it, which looks to be the worst of the damage. The seller has all the original trim work for the car, but it is in rough condition too. It appears they also have a replacement rear for the car, but it’s in need of as much work as the original.
The interior is the best part of this car, but it doesn’t take much. All the major interior pieces are intact and could be salvaged, but the convertible top is missing.
Is this car salvageable or is it a parts car? While it wouldn’t be impossible to restore this car, we don’t see it being realistic. As readily available as the C3 Corvette is, you would probably be better off buying a car in better shape and only buying this car if you need parts from it.