Corvette c3 SPECIFICATIONS
what makes this car special?
The origins of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette started out in 1953 with the introduction of the C1 that was first revealed as a showcar at the 1953 Motorama car show. It was named after a small American warship that was known for being highly maneuverable and was made Chevrolet’s halo car to take on the likes of other international sports cars. The next generation Corvette, dubbed the “Stingray”, featured major design changes but remained a long bonnet, front engine, rear wheel drive sports car.
The introduction to the third generation Corvette was unveiled in 1968. Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda were responsible for the design of the concept prior to the production model. Changes from the previous generation included the following:
- Exterior design changes based on the “Mako Shark II” concept car.
- Similar engine and drivetrain layout from the second generation model
- New interior design
- Introduction to the T-top roof design which enabled owners to remove two sections of the roof for a unique open top experience.
The C3 was also the first Corvette to be featured and used as a pace car for the Indy 500.
In 1978 Corvette was celebrating its 25th Anniversary and also supplied the pace car for the Indy 500. Therefore, to commemorate the anniversary, Chevrolet introduced the following to give the Corvette a fresh new look:
- Curved rear window, dubbed the “fastback” rear window
- Newer interior
- New dashboard
This Corvette C3 is a 25th Anniversary model from 1978 with the following specifications:
- Power steering
- A turbo 350 automatic gearbox
- Upgraded brakes
- Upgraded American racing torque thrust wheels