is it worth restoring a garage kept 1976 chevy corvette?

Asked by Sep 28, 2009 at 07:37 PM about the 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

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yea i would think it would be..... i have a 75 that was barn kept lol an im fully restoring it right now. its been a four year project but its slowly coming together. the mid-seventy corvettes are kinda sought after cause they are a stingray. if u dont have any real body problems u should be fine. probably just needs a lil tlc and an overhaul on the engine an tranny if its been sittin for a while.

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they made so many that year i thought wow till i found out 9000 to 12000 dollars restored i bought a frame already done 1971 back halfed with cage,four link with 12 bolt chevy narrowed rearend,built a 468ci not sure what trans i want to run cuase i am go'n to keep it street legal and it'll be worth more when i'm done,it has 68000 original miles chassis for sale soon with motor and trans complete

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If you want the distinction of an original by all means restore it. 1976 was the last year for the "Stingray" designation and the lastyear for C-3 convertibles, how that will impact the value of your car is yet to be determined. There are many different attitudes regarding the "Tweeners" 1974-1984 year Corvettes, if you love the Coke bottle/Shark body style as I do, restore it and let's see how the resale value continue to climb for these cars. GM will never build any more, that's a foundation truth of owning any pre-2012 Corvette.

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the first answer was answered 2 years ago really

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If youve got the money for it sure. Dont expect to get it back though. If it just needs a new paint job and some interrior work then sure go for it. IF its going to need a full frame up restoration id say get it running and drive the hell out of it untill its dead.

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good answer Alex.But if something all of the sudden happens and thats all of the sudden the last one left LOL

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those vettes are worth very little the restauration will cost much more than the car is worth.74 to 77 vettes are among the least sought after.

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You're wrong check out the price to by a 1976. I purchased mine new paid $9000. They are going for $15,000 up to $20000 with upwards to 80-90000 miles. So the answer is yeah it's worth it. I'm restoring mine, may cost a small fortune but who cares. It's just money...

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I bought a 76 corvette for 10,900. Has 105,000 miles. Interior is about a 6 out of 10 and paint is a 7 out of 10. Runs great and gets a lot of complements. How much will it cost to restore the interior and should I do it?

I have a 76 needs restored but thinking of selling what can I get for it. Complete numbers matching good body but rest of it needs redone

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I bought a 76. Had it shipped from Nebraska to Philly. Has a 1982 Nebraska insp stiker on the window. Frame is rust free!Perfect!! Came with a bb 454, side pipes. I'm gonna molest it, show car!!

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