Lot 300 - 1979 12880 Corvette Targa-Top

Lot 300 - 1979 12880 Corvette Targa-Top

Lot 300 - 1979 12880 Corvette Targa-Top

Lot Number 300
Chassis Number 1Z8789S411291
Odometer reading 31,610 km
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000

The Corvette was built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors over seven generations. It was originally designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and lasted until 1982. C3 coupés featured the first use of T-top and in 1970, the body design was updated including refinements to the fender and interior, including the seats. 1973 Corvettes are unique in that they are the only year where the front bumper was polyurethane and the rear retained the Chrome two-piece bumper set - 1973 was also the last year chrome bumpers were used. 1978 was the Corvette's twenty fifth anniversary, and all 1978 built cars featured silver anniversary nose and fuel door emblems. The tachometer and speedometer were redesigned to match the new 'aircraft styled' centre console and instrument cluster first seen the previous year.

This is a matching numbers Corvette C3 with removable glass Targa panels. The mileage of 31,610 is believed to be genuine although not warranted and the car also benefits from power window and door locks, telescopic steering wheel, factory fitted air conditioning and automatic transmission. This silver with red leather trim Corvette is in excellent condition and has been stored in a dry, controlled environment. Although un-registered, the necessary title document is available to register the car in the UK and we can confirm the necessary import taxes have been paid. A very good example of an iconic, American sports car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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