The brakes are very good, no pull and a solid pedal. The transmission shifts right and clutch take up is positive. The release bearing has slight bearing squeal. (See above.) No squeaks rattles and the car rides nicely. Steering is positive and smooth albeit not power assisted. The idler arm may need to be replaced and the steering coupler is worn but the car tracks and steers nicely now. The tires are quite old and bias ply and should be replaced. Radio works, some of the electrics require a bit of fettling: one headlight does not pop up, turn signals only work one side. Brake lights work, interior lights all seem to work. There are other items needing small attention the most important being a poorly routed left rear steel brake line that is not correctly captured on the frame and the speedometer cable is improperly routed and makes a slight rattling noise and the parking brake cable is not routed correctly. Last the rear diff mount is tired.
The car has been repainted prior to the current owner’s tenure: the paint is a nice job but not show quality. Luster in the paint is very good but some sanding marks and a little very minor crazing. There is a small bit of overspray on the interior door edges, but for twenty plus year old paint it’s in excellent shape. There is evidence that the body was repaired at some point in the front forward of the wheel arch, there is also a repair made to the floor and the hood has been repaired and shims have been added to level it. The body absolutely does look as nice as the photos and door gabs etc. are good sides are very straight. Body mounts on frame are tired as expected on a forty year old car.
It appears that the interior was re-trimmed at some point again prior to its current ownership. But we can not say for certain. The carpet is very good, seats excellent as are door panels. The only issues interior are the hand hold above the glove box has an area inside it that is separating and the two screw holes near the radio in the center console.
Chassis appears to have had work done as well: it is tidy and rust free, it has been undercoated and shows that is covering slight surface rust, but the car’s chassis is very solid, and in good condition: no holes, no rusted away areas, it is good. There is a frame repair made to the front cross member and that weld is serviceable if not as pretty as the factory. Some bushings appear to have been replaced, exhaust looks new. Shocks look new and as stated earlier: the car drives/rides and handles nicely.
The Vette has been in the same ownership for approximately 20 years. The present owner purchased the car from a Dealer in San Jose that is no longer in business: we know no further information on the car’s history. He purchased the car right after it’s re-spray and after the engine re-build: per the dealer. He has driven the car less than 4000 miles in the twenty years.
The following are the numbers we can easily access:
VIN # 30837S100328,
This is private party Corvette consigned to Driveline Automotive Consulting for sale. We have tried to accurately represent this vehicle including having it inspected by a mid-series Corvette expert restoration facility. This is a nice car, albeit not a show car. If you have any questions please call 650-261-1777 for more information, or if you wish to schedule an appointment to see and drive this Corvette.
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