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Corvette traps

Once upon a time​

Remember 90% of Corvettes had have a roof life . In the 70s they had no value other than used car price. They drove in the winter, they were modified , they drove street race, etc.

Avoid these and concentrate on the remaining 10%.


Words explanations

  • Match. #: Matching numbers, means org. drivetrain car was delivered with.
  • Non Hit Body: The car has never been hit.
  • Bill of Sale: The car original Bill of sale.
  • Owners manual: car original manual.
  • Consumer Information: Technical Specifications.
  • Vehicle warranty: Owner service with "Protector-o-plate" metal plate with the first owner's name.
  • Tank Sticker: Original equipment order (build sheet) glued on top of original gas can.
  • Motor sizes:

    Small Block:
    283cu (4.8 L)
    ​327cu (5.4 L)
    ​350cu (5.7 L)
  • Big Block:
    396cu (7.0 L)
    427cu (7.3 L)
    454cu (7.6 L)

    ​More information about engines and services you will find at the bottom of "Corvette history.
  • Gearboxes:
    3 speed: Standart from 55-66
    4 speed:
    M20 Standart from 67
    ​M21 Close Ration, small stroke shifting.
    ​M22 Rock Crusher, extremely rare.
    Powerglide: 53-67 (2 speed automatic transmission)
    350 Turbo Hydra-Matic: 3 speed automatic transmission.
    400 Turbo Hydra-Matic: 3 speed automatic H.P.
  • H.P. (High Performance):
    High output small block and big block, normally with a mechanical valve lifter and high compression.

  • P.S:
    Power Stearing

  • P.B:
    Power Brake

  • P.W:
    Power Window

  • T.T:
    Tilt and telescope steering wheel.

  • AC:
    Air Conditioning, from 1963 ->.

  • T-top:
    Detachably roof parts, 1968 ->.

  • Top:
    Detachable on Convertible.

  • Hardtop:
    Fixed roof for convertible.

  • Six Pack:
    3x2 ported Caburatorer, 1967 ->

  • Side Pipe:
    Exhaust along the body lower beltline. 1965-67 + 1969th

  • Knock off wheels:
    Alloy wheel with spinner. 1964-67.

    ​This is the main equipment to give you an overview of any car's condition and equipment level.

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ATTENTION! All prices are in "worst case" and based on that you can not perform the work yourself.

  • Frame:
    - Rust, special in front off rear wheels, window frame, radiator frame etc.
    - Diagonal frame messering (former accident)
    Poor frame = rammelyft, cost approx. 10-20000 Euro (see "restoration")

  • Body style:
    Fiber glas with a metal reinforcement in the form of:
    Coupe: Birdcage (metal) circulated throughout the passenger cabin.
    Cab: Cowl and windshield frame.
    - Rust in these zones.
    - Damage to the fiber / repairs. Non Hit body is the best. Minor injuries are ok if they are repaired professional.
    - Poor aligement of hood and doors (doors must close with a click) may indicate previous damage.
    Poor body can cost over 20.000 Euro to repair.

  • Interior:
    - Instruments (without clock), do they work? Complete renovation of approx. up to 2000 Euro.
    - Complete interior costing up to 7000 euro.


  • Brakes:
    Bad disks, leaky caliber, bad hoses, etc.
    Complete renovations can cost up to 3000 euro.

  • Engines:
    God cold start, any noice, smuth iddling, check for blow-by (after warm-driving, oil vapor out of the oil fillercap.)
    Renovation of the small block will cost up 7.000 Euro. Big block up to 8.000 Euro.

  • Gearbox:
    - Manual:
    Check changed lightness and for noise.

  • Automatic:
    coler of oil, smell for burns, look for oil leaks.

  • Rear-end
    Loose rear-end, you fell the body stearing over the frame.
    Restauration off a coplet rear-end up to 2.600 - 4.000 Euro.

  • Crom:
    Bumper, door handles, cab parts, mouldings etc. up to 3000 Euro for complete replacement.

  • Glass:
    Windscreen mounted approx. 800 Euro.
    Side window mounted approx. 1000 Euro.
    Includes underpad and installation approx. 1500 Euro.

  • Wheels new:
    - Knock off the spinner, 3300 Euro.
    - Steel wheels with trim, 1000 Euro.
    - Tires, 1000-1500 Euro.

  • Side Pipe:
    Fiber Cover (C3), 2000 Euro.
    Stainless steel cover (C2 - 2000 Euro. C3 69 original aluminium style 2600 - 4000 Euro)
    Std. Exhaust approx. 1000 Euro.

  • Weather stripping:
    - Body, 800 Euro.
    - Top, 500 Euro.

This is roughly traps and prices to get them repaired professional



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