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Big Corvette Project

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Sure, a split window (1963) would be great, but if I were in the market for a classic Corvette I’d probably look for a late sixties car with a big-block and a 4-speed. The Corvette may be considered America’s sports car, but let’s all admit it – the dang thing was a muscle car! So, why not have a proper one? Well, here’s your chance to get the car I described on the cheap! It’s not going to be easy though. The complete car you see in the photo is actually a ’72, but the eBay auction here includes a ’69 frame that was originally fitted with a big-block and a 4-speed. Of course, you will have to source those and then figure out how to get it all under the car, but the end result would surely be entertaining! What do you think – would you be able to achieve the goal the seller only dreamed about?

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  1. Alan (Michigan)

    I’d think that the ’69 frame, if really that clean (and it looks it) would be worth the current $3400 bid…..
    That’d save a ton of work for someone who is restoring one.

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  2. Jim

    I’d be more interested in the Five Window Pick Up in the background.

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  3. Dave 57210

    There are MANY uses for that ’69 frame and MANY bodies that could be mounted to it. Add any number of big-block powerplants and you wind up with VERY nice driver to be enjoyed

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  4. RonEBee

    can you say “birdgage rot”? Sure, I knew you could

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  5. Daytona

    So cool

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  6. Jim

    That was a great deal. FYI the c2 and c3 automatics had a bolt in trans cross member while the stick was welded so going auto to stick wasn’t an issue except for originality.

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  7. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    Sold at the $3400 mark.

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    • van

      I want to see someone use a fuel injected 8.1
      500 horsepower should be easy
      Gas mileage would better than an original big block, with a six speed maybe 18 mpg
      And bam take that.
      You can buy a work truck for a grand with the engine and just work on it for maybe a week months or all year. What ever.

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    • Alan (Michigan)

      Well…. Maybe.

      What I see is that the auction ended (early), “because the item was sold”.

      No telling how many dollars changed hands, as it was a private/non-eBay transaction.

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  8. PRA4SNW

    About 10 years ago, I belonged to a group of local C3 owners that would get together on occasion to talk about and work on our cars, and drink beer.

    One guy (the host) was building a project similar to this – had a great frame built up and was pulling off all the good stuff from a rotted frame / birdcage car.
    Last I heard, the project is at about the same stage as it was back then. Life gets in the way.

    This project can yield a great result, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it.

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    • Sean Rohde

      Agreed. Also depends on how perfect you make it.

      I have a 75 rubber bumper that you s
      Would not believe what it looks like when I got it in april 2018.. by October it was painted and I was daily driving it with engine cleaned up with new intake etc. Slowly did more… now in 2020 it has all interior and a new 406 sbc side pipes etc.. the secret is to do SOMETHING daily. You can’t let it wait

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