“What in the hell?” That was 24 Hours of Lemons race organizer and ex-Corvette Magazine writer Nick Pon’s reaction after the series’ first C3-generation Corvette popped its freshly repainted, Warsteiner-liveried hood. Inside was the BMW M50B25 inline-six engine out of an E34 BMW 5 Series. Surprise!
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Corvette proves that silver was once an interior color option. Let’s see if this unique drop top is priced to take the gold.
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.