C3 Corvette

Asked by Nov 09, 2016 at 04:27 PM about the 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Hi, Im looking to buy a C3 Stingray; I like year 69-72 w the cowl hood; any advice on which dealer I should deal with?  I am in Dallas, TX; Any advice will help.

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The early C3 is the most desirable- read: rarest, in good condition- restored they will cost almost as much as a C2! as a result, check auctions for one- they are high dollar expect to pay $40,000 for a good one, for a 427 maybe $80-100


You can get a C-3 for a reasonable price. Remember, it is approaching 45 years old. Stay away from the 68 as they had new design issues. The 68 and 69 had vacuum windshield wipers, that other years did not. For the year it was out, they were hot on the road. You can for a little expense most the power up. My 69 still beat the Z-06 that was introduced in the early turn of the century. I never lost to a Porsche, or a rice rocket. If you get one completely restored, yes you pay top bucks, but if you want to tinker, which you will on older cars, check to on line used C-3 Vettes for sale. This is a picture of my up-grades on my 69 Vette. I'll post one of the car.

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This is my car, which has won several show and shine awards.

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Very nice John! What engine do you have?


GM 350 ci bored out 0.040, with a stroker kit (400 crank), Edlebrock intake, Fi-tech duel throttle body EFI, custom American cam, Hooker long headers, 1 3/4 stainless exhaust, dual electrical fans, Edlebrock high flow water pump, electronic guts inside the stock distributor, role rockers, and other neat stuff in the engine. pst. 475 HP. and a 5 speed transmission. American Racing 200S rims holding Hankook 265 X 50 X 15 front and 295 X 50 X 15 rear. Love the C-3s

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