Parts Car Included: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Looking at it, you wouldn’t guess that this Corvette was ever in a garage fire. The previous owner purchased it in 1986, but at some point their garage caught fire leaving the car with some serious smoke damage. They decided to do a full body off restoration, but as things seem to often go, they never finished it. It’s had a ton of work done, but there’s still a lot left to finish. With a $3,000 BIN, it could be a worthwhile project once you consider that the seller is throwing in a complete parts car! You can find this deal here on eBay in Clinton Township, Michigan. So, do you think this is a reasonable asking price for a pair of 1977 Corvettes?

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Comments

  1. TimM

    To much work for a car that’s not so desirable!!

    Like 4
  2. Harrison Restoration

    Didn’t make a convertible in ’77… Last year for a factory convertible was ’75. Not sure what is going on here but I would run away!!

    Like 4
  3. Suttree

    Must be a mixture of parts and a title.
    1975 was the last year for a C3 Corvette convertible .

    Like 2
    • gbvette62

      The sellers says the previous owner was building a custom convertible, and added the rear clip as part of the conversion project. You are right though, it is a real mixture of parts. The hood, front clip and front bumper support are 80-82 parts, and the rear clip is 74-75.

      As project cars go, this one is a lot more reasonable than most. For someone wanting to build a custom Corvette, it looks like the hard part is done, and now it’s mostly just paint and reassembly.

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  4. Darrun

    I did this conversion on my 75. If the frame and birdcage are good, this is a deal. My parts for the conversion ended up over a thousand dollars, and a lot of time gathering parts. Not to mention the effort to install the parts.
    It may not be an original, but it’s a cheap way for someone to get a corvette convertible. If the work is properly done, it’s really hard to tell it wan’t an original convertible.

    Like 2
  5. Del

    So, advert should read 2 parts cars

    Like 1
  6. Gaspumpchas

    Geez the parts car body looks decent. Lots to think about here. Smog era vettes don’t have the value but its still a vette, IMHO. Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers
    GPC

  7. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Someone thought it was worth $3K. The convertible hardtop is worth at least a grand. The cheapest one on EBay right now is $1.350.

    Like 1
  8. John Oliveri

    No such thing as a 77 Vette convertible, run away

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