Long Beach, California
1970 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
“the barbie corvette”
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
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About “the barbie corvette”
i had it since i was 24. 23 years. I am fixing up the interrior and all the stuff that does not work,fiber optics speaker air vent. new carpet door panels shifte plate.... I am going to have it painted by the same guy who painted my tans am. I don't know weahter to change it back to the original color,laguna gray or repaint the color it is now. Monza red a factory 70 vette color but no the correct color of the car. you can't tell it was ever gray
The car is a 1966 Corvette roadster. I purchased this car in the mid 90's from a dealer in Concord Ontario to restore. This was a non numbers car, painted black,small flairs, rear lifted about 5 inches and in really rough overall shape. Incredibly no one wanted the car because of this, I guess there were just too many turnkey people that prefer a finished car. This one was a challenge because it was more than just cosmetic its problems went through to frame, suspension and mechanicals. In spite of the starting point the car ended up being one of the most striking Corvettes I had seen.
I upgraded the car with a leather interior, sidepipes, hardtop, Torqu Thrust rims and finished with a soft yellow paint job. It was a driver with a 350 HP 327 non matching engine and a 4 speed. I am a firm believer in using my cars which was the original intention of them. I don't over restore or try to make a non numbers car a numbers car nor have I ever understood the importance of it to begin with.
This car is truly the proof you can make a silk purse from a sows ear transformation. In spite of all the work it never tracked or rode properly so it was traded off a year later for my second Aurora Cobra to a dealer in Hamilton.
This car was sold almost immediately by the dealer to a customer of theirs in the USA.
Specs for “the barbie corvette”
car was painted monza red a factory correct color for a 70 vette in 1975. but it was originally laguna grey
350/300 hp automatic
Specs for “Canary”
327/300 HP 4 speed
Factory Options for “the barbie corvette”
added powering steering 2007. everthing was just blot on original rebulit parts. apears and basically is stock
removable hardtop in blk vinyl
this car has manual 4 wheel 4 piston caliper brakes
Factory Options for “Canary”
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