Engine b
Engine
350CI
Gauge b
Mileage
30,667
Paint b
Exterior
Silver Metallic
Interior b
Interior
Red
Key b
Stock #
404015

Highlights

  • L@@K ONLY 30,000 ORIGINAL MILES!!
  • 350 Cu. In. V8 Engine
  • Power Steering
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Bucket Seats
  • Special Instrumentation
  • Tined Glass
  • 4Wheel Independent Suspension
  • TTops
  • Power locks and windows
  • Rear Defogger
  • FourSeason AC
  • Sport Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Tilt Steering
  • AM/FM CB Radio
  • Aluminum Wheels

Description

The Corvette C3 was patterned after the Mako Shark II designed by Larry Shinoda. Executed under Bill Mitchell's direction, the Mako II had been initiated in early 1964. Once the mid-engined format was abandoned, the Shinoda/Mitchell car was sent to Chevrolet Styling under David Holls, where Harry Haga's studio adapted it for production on the existing Stingray chassis. The resulting lower ha...

The Corvette C3 was patterned after the Mako Shark II designed by Larry Shinoda. Executed under Bill Mitchell's direction, the Mako II had been initiated in early 1964. Once the mid-engined format was abandoned, the Shinoda/Mitchell car was sent to Chevrolet Styling under David Holls, where Harry Haga's studio adapted it for production on the existing Stingray chassis. The resulting lower half of the car was much like the Mako II, except for the softer contours. The concept car's name was later changed to Manta Ray. The C3 also adopted the "sugar scoop" roof treatment with vertical back window from the mid-engined concept models designed by the Duntov group. It was intended from the beginning that the rear window and that portion of the roof above the seats to be removable.

The "Shark" has the distinction of being introduced to the motoring public in an unorthodox—and unintended—fashion. GM had tried their best to keep the appearance of the upcoming car a secret, but the release of Mattel's die-cast Hot Wheels line several weeks before the C3's unveiling had a certain version of particular interest to Corvette fans: the "Custom Corvette", a GM-authorized model of the 1968 Corvette.

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