Visiting an early C3 Corvette up for sale

Discussion in 'corvette related misc.' started by DorianL, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. DorianL

    DorianL solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    As I was wrenching on the C3 in my driveway a couple of months ago an older gentleman and his wife, on a bike ride, stopped to chat. He told me that I had his dream car. We chatted about the car and I showed him around. We later swapped business cards and soon he was on his way.

    Every now and then he would reach out to me with a link to a potential purchase he was considering. Finally, he put an option on a 1970.

    Tomorrow after work, I will be going over to see it with him.

    #fun

    If I only knew then what I know now about C3s !!!

    Stay tuned.
     
  2. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    I offered you a commission if you knew anybody interested in my C3:)
     
  3. DorianL

    DorianL solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    He was the guy we were chatting about... but he reeeeeeally wants blue on blue.
     
  4. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Those dam foreigners!:eek: The White ones run better.,
     
  5. DorianL

    DorianL solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Pics to follow ! He offered 25k
     
  6. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    You could make a side income inspecting C3’s for potential buyers over there.
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    If the Engine is original it will be factory high compression in the 1970 Corvette.
    They do not like USA Pump gas 93 or Euro 100 octane that is actually 91-93 RM/2 USA rated gas.
    It will detonate on todays gas unless timing is pulled back 10-15 degrees BTDC.
    Will try and overheat then cruising.

    They do like straight uncut pure 100LL USA Aviation gasoline & 110 Motor octane straight uncut Race Sunoco or VP Race gasoline.

    All 1970 & earlier Pontiac GTO & Firebird, Grand Prix & 2+2 Cats the same way.
    4-bbl & Tripower.

    Only Engine I have found from the muscle era than runs reliable on 87-93 octane gas is an Olds 425 V8.
    Others have reported same as me.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    1970 is the last year of factory high compression.
    GM.
    Mopar Dodge used High compression till end of 1971.
     
  9. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    So no longer a street cruiser.
    Vintage Race car that needs 100-110 motor octane fuel.
     

Share This Page