Which would you rather have: An extra $10,000 or this demented, real life Mad Max Corvette that’s currently for sale on eBay?
This jacked-up C3 reminds us of Buggy #9, one of the misfit monsters from the newest film in the franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road. Albeit without the trunk mounted Gatling gun, of course. One could also see it as a vintage Local Motors Rally Fighter. Which, appropriately, is powered by a Corvette engine.
You’re looking at a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 that’s sitting on a 1970’s Chevrolet Blazer frame. But don’t ask for a backstory, as even the seller doesn’t know how this insane creation came to fruition.
“I did not harm the Corvette myself. I’m assuming the frame on the original Corvette was in bad shape,” reads the listing.
Though we wouldn’t go mudding in it, this ‘Frankenvette’ (got any good names for this thing? We’d love to hear them below) does have the guts to get you over a few lumps and bumps thanks to a 427 ci big-block powerplant and TH 350 transmission; it even has a transfer case for 4×4. Elsewhere you’ll find new cams, rebuilt heads with valve seat grinding, springs, lifters, and a mechanical fuel pump. You also get big, fat, Ground Hog rubber on all four corners.
But there are a few maladies you should know about before you pop over and place a bid. First up, the gas pedal is broken of the floor. We don’t know how or why, but that’s definitely an obvious problem.
The four-barrel Edelbrock carburetor also needs a full rebuild so you’ll have to pour starting fluid or gas directly into it in the meantime. The front tires also went flat after a few weeks and the wheels also sustained some damage from sitting – one of the rears has even locked up.
The radio and dash were also pulled in order to wire the ignition but you can rest a little easier in the knowledge that all the parts are there. But hey, it does boast a new distributor, wires and plugs.
Sure, that doesn’t make up for the dogs breakfast you’ll have to sort through before you get this thing on the road but this jacked-up Corvette could make for a totally unique weekend project. But, at the time of this publishing, the listing has ended.