I ran across this C3 Corvette at the duPont REGISTRY Cars & Coffee the weekend before last, and thought it deserved it’s own feature here on Hoonart. I’ve loved C3 Corvettes (C3 is the 3rd generation, for the uninitiated) since childhood. In my opinion, no other generation demonstrates the idea of the “Coke bottle” body as well as the C3’s did. They were also still in production when I was born and very common back then, and have been my favorite for as far back as I can remember. This black beauty that was on display is in my opinion, probably the most badass C3 that I’ve ever seen.
I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to speak with the owner, but from the looks of it, it’s quite a special beast, sporting blended extra wide fenders in the back and deleted headlights in the front, with a custom front bumper and shaved front bumper. And of course, the almost obligatory side pipes, flat black side pipes in this case. Judging by the fastback and the emblems in the doors, this is likely a 1973 or 74 model, but with this car being so deeply customized, only the owner knows for sure.
The engine was extremely clean down to the tiniest detail. I don’t imagine that this car is daily driven, and it is definitely well cared for.
From the look of things, the whole engine bay has been either covered or replaced with what looks like carbon fiber or plastic made to look like carbon. Either way, it really cleans things up. A bit show car, but it definitely still looks like it could be fun on a racetrack, not to mention on the street.
It obviously had the firepower to back up the pretty looks, with a supercharger and individual throttle bodies added to the V8.
Inside is an updated stereo, a Grant steering wheel, and what looks to be a custom center stack. The factory analog gauges appear to have possibly been replaced with digitals.
Out back are the aforementioned wide fenders, as well as an aftermarket adjustable wing, a ducktail spoiler, LED taillamps, and a shaved rear bumper. I don’t love look of the wing, but considering how wide the rear tires are, it’s most likely functional.
In all, as I said before, this has gotta be the best looking custom Corvette I’ve ever run across. Maybe I’ll run into it again sometime and get more info on the build.