The sales brochure for the '76-model Corvette starts with the saying “America's only true production sports car”, which was true at that time for a number of reasons. Even though the oil crisis, stringent regulations, and competition from other countries made things tough for all automakers, the Corvette still stood tall in respect of the performance heap in the context of the situation. The 1976 Corvette was played up by Car and Driver magazine when they drove one on a road trip to Alaska. They remarked, "we were shocked at how well it handled the ordeal.” It’s tempting, and hard to dismiss, especially when it looks as good as this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that had undergone a full frame off restoration. The car has barely 1,200 miles on it since it was completed in around 2019. It is currently located in Connecticut and is sold with its original engine that was replaced in the restoration.
Designed after the Marko Shark II body pattern, our subject 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray wears a striking red color and Corvette emblems on the hood and at the rear of the car. When seen from the side, it has a sleek side profile that looks like it will cut through the air like a bullet. It sits gracefully on BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires shod to silver wheels boasting Corvette center caps. The interior of this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a neat place to be in as well. We were told that the interior was changed from red to black, giving it a couple of comfortable black seats. The four spoke steering wheel in presented in front of the tach and speedometer that remains original in the cabin.
Popping the hood of this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray reveals it’s restored 350ci V8 JEGS Crate Motor that is capable of churning out an ample 300 horses to play with. You’ll be glad to hear that it is said to be mated with a numbers matching 4-speed manual transmission, which is a scarcity in today’s automotive market. If you want the genuine engine from this car, the original 350ci V8 is included in the sale of the vehicle, allowing you to swap engines whenever you feel the need.
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