Patterned after Larry Shinoda’s “Shark II” prototype, the third-generation Chevrolet Corvette production run started in 1968 and continued with few aesthetic modifications through the 1982 model year.
The final year of the C3 car offered factory “Cross-Fire” electronic fuel injection that gave them a boost for the first time in many years. The twin throttle body injectors looked somewhat like carburetors and were mounted diagonally on each side of a broad intake manifold. Cross-Fire’s higher level of sophistication added 10 horsepower, now to an even 200.
As this was also the body style’s last hurrah, a series of Commemorative Collector’s Edition Corvettes were released to mark the transition. These 6,759 cars differed from base models in several ways, including a higher level of standard features that were otherwise optional on base models. Special features on this rare car included a lifting rear hatchback glass window, special wheels, a unique silver/beige paint color combination against a contrasting silver/beige leather interior as well as special cloisonné emblems.
The interior is original and in excellent condition. The car retains almost all its original parts. The original wheels and tires were removed and stored long ago, so the original tires are in almost-mint condition.