I’m no great fan of the third-generation Chevrolet Corvette, mainly because of the way it descended from sexy badass ‘60s muscle-sports car to a sad malaise-mobile by the early ‘80s. But much of that isn’t the C3 Corvette’s fault, and if you do one right, it can be deeply amazing.

Our pal Mr. Regular of Regular Car Reviews proves this by driving a restomod 1977 C3 owned by his buddy Neal. And it’s a restomod in the correct sense of the word, not an old car with LEDs and videos screens. It’s incredibly clean and period-appropriate.

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Also, loud and fast and kickass. Isn’t that the point of a Corvette? I tell you what, the more I see the appeal in C3s. Cars like Neal’s will win me over eventually.


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