1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Targa L82 350CI V8

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  • High performance L82 engine
  • Matching numbers
  • USA Title and European import documentation
  • All duties and VAT have been paid

The Appeal

Introduced in 1968, the Chevrolet Corvette C3 has become a veritable icon of American motoring. Its impressive, slick-backed styling, long-nosed profile and host of powerplants all seemed to indicate pure speed and power. It's little wonder that they've become one of the most cherished of Chevrolet's repertoire.

This particular car is equipped with the high-performance L82 engine, delivering 225 hp, and features upgraded Edelbrock parts. It's a very desirable spec, one that lends itself as well to high octane performance as it does to long distance cruising. Decked out in an impressive black livery, with a comfortable dark blue leather cabin, and you've got a serious head turner on your hands.

If you've always been curious about these coke-bottle-shaped wonders, or are a seasoned C3 aficionado seeking your latest steed, this car will prove a very capable addition to your garage.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1979
  • USA title and European import documentation
  • All duties and VAT have been paid
  • 98,366 miles on the odometer
  • 1 key available

The Condition

  • Black paintwork
  • Pop-up headlights
  • Targa top roof
  • Impressive Centreline wheelset
  • Goodrich tyres
  • Dark blue leather interior
  • High-backed, high-slant seats
  • Equipped with: 
    • Power windows
    • Air conditioning
    • Leather steering wheel

The Mechanics

  • 5.7L (5,733cc) L82 V8 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission
  • Matching numbers engine
  • Upgraded with Edelbrock parts
  • Power brakes and power steering
  • Dual exhaust system
  • We've not been informed of any mechanical issues with the car

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Auction Details
  • Year 1979
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 98,366 Miles
  • Engine size 5733
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Country Netherlands
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
132 Bids
  • ma•••• €16,750 14/07/24
  • sa•••• €16,500 14/07/24
  • sa•••• €16,250 14/07/24
  • ma•••• €16,000 14/07/24
  • ma•••• €15,750 14/07/24
  • pa•••• €15,500 14/07/24
  • ma•••• €15,499 14/07/24
  • ma•••• €15,250 14/07/24
  • pa•••• €15,000 14/07/24
  • pa•••• €14,750 14/07/24

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