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Hot Rod Donor: 1986 Chevrolet Corvette

1986 Corvette

We wouldn’t normally get too excited about an eighties Corvette, but with classic car values on the rise, any interesting project with a $2k asking price is worth a look. The fuel-injected 350 wont start and it’s attached to an automatic transmission. It is claimed to have ran with parked though so it might be worth the gamble. There are some cosmetic issues to address too like the rear bumper and broken glass roof. It might not be worth restoring, but I’m sure someone would like to stick the drive train in their hot rod. What would you do with it?  The car is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is listed here on craigslist for $2,150.


  1. MikeG

    I’ve found my A-Team “Faceman” replicar! I’m going to love it, when my plan comes together!!

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  2. jim s

    i think this would be a good start to a racecar for one of the budget racing series. interesting find.

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  3. MH

    Paint it all the same color and get it running and driving and your in the club for cheap. I would buy it.

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  4. Chris in Nashville

    I’d turn it into a Roadkill style Vette buggy!

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    • Alan (Michigan)

      My exact thought when I saw the listing!

      Want high performance? Add Lightness!

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  5. Metalted

    For its day it was the best we had to offer.

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  6. Joe Gotts

    I definitely see a Street Rod Chassis and DriveTrain here!

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  7. Rancho Bella

    This is a prime example why Chevrolet should have stopped making these. It started in the mid seventies and continued for decades………but they wouldn’t stop…………It’s embarrassing.

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  8. BMW/Tundra guy

    As much as I do not care for this body style at all, there is absolutely zero excuse for it have been treated this horribly! I don’t care if it’s a Daihatsu or a Hugo, you still gotta show it some respect!!
    As for the car, after all the disrespect, hope someone buys it, and someone will, it is amazingly priced reasonably. But, I am NOT that individual!!!!
    To whomever, it would be intersesting to see what becomes of it. So if you are part of the “Family”, and you buy it, keep us in the loop!

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