Been in restoration shop the last 35 years!

Interesting history. 2 owner, loaded Vette roadster. It didn't see the light of day from the late 1980s until December 2019! 1st owner lived in Arizona, sold it to a friend in 1982, a Judge here in Illinois. He drove it a couple years and took it to a friend's restoration shop. It sat in a corner and was worked on when there was time. Over the last 30+ years the car has had an extensive restoration. A crazy amount of money was spent. We have a stack of neatly itemized invoices. It was serviced and functions great, the a/c is even cold.

EXTERIOR: The paint really pops on this car, it is repainted a bright red. It is very glossy. There are a few minor flaws if you look for them but anyone walking up to the car is going to be impressed by it's flashiness. The body is in excellent shape, everything appears to fit very nicely. I didn't find anybody damage. The front and rear rubber bumpers are in excellent shape and fit real nice. The little bit of chrome looks like it's been replaced including the door handles, mirrors emblems. It has 15 inch rally wheels and the trim looks like it's been replaced. The tires look like they are new. Door jambs are painted real nice, the weather strips and window seals have been replaced. The windshield is new. Has a removable hardtop that is painted as nice as the car. Original headliner is in good shape. The convertible top is upgraded to a tan German cloth, twice as expensive as a vinyl top.

INTERIOR: Has it's original tan leather upholstery on the seats and armrest cushion. Carpets look like they've been replaced. The console, door panels, dash area is in excellent condition. Everything is completely stock- has the reverse lockout shifter with chrome ball, factory Am-Fm radio and stock steering. Features include power windows and tilt-telescopic column.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The original 350 motor was rebuilt and brought to approximately 400 hp. Most components have been rebuilt or replaced. The air conditioning system was restored and blows cold. The radiator, shroud, clutch fan look good. Has reproduction GM hoses. Features include power steering and brakes. It has it's cowl induction system still in place.

UNDERSIDE: Very clean. Overtime, most components were restored or replaced. The front suspension was completely rebuilt. Has KYB gas shocks. Power steering system was replaced. Bottom of the motor is clean, starter was replaced. Has vin # matched 4-speed trans. Has original 3.36 posi rear. Has gas shocks in back, leaf spring was replaced. The brake system was completely gone through. Has disc at all four wheels. Exhaust system was replaced. The chassis is clean and painted black. The floors are still raw fiberglass with no damage. Spare tire carrier is complete.

Only 67,000 original miles on this car. Less then 100 miles since restoration. It's the perfect "barn find" scenario. Hasn't seen the light of day in over 3 decades. Instead of a mouse infested damp barn, it's been in a heated shop where it's been continuously worked on. Sounds like a crazy story but it's true! Great car with a great story.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Options and Accessories
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • 4 wheel disc
  • 3.36 posi
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power windows
  • Tilt telescopic wheel
  • Removable hardtop
  • Cloth convertible
  • 15 inch rallys
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