Little obscurities in vehicle production happen all the time. A vehicle slips through the cracks, with no one realizing its importance until usually years later. The same can be said for this 1972 Motion Moray C3 Corvette.
The 1972 C3 Corvette is literally one-of-one, with no other production vehicle like it. Motion Performance was a hopping speed shop in the late 1960s, performing work on many Camaros, Novas and Chevelles. Even other Corvettes passed through the hands of Motion Performance. But only one C3 Corvette was ever produced like this.
According to Corvette Blogger, the story goes the car lived as a shadow for much of its life. One man, a Dan Hayes, actually purchased the rarity on eBay for a mere $30,000 in 2006. Now, it’s asking price has reached $600,000.
The 1972 Motion C3 Corvette has been crafted with different portions of Motion Performance kits. A Motion Shark kit resides up front with a clamshell hood, while the rear comes from a Motion Manta Ray kit with custom glass and spoiler. As for power, the factory LS5 454 still resides under the hood, rated at 475 hp.
The looks may be somewhat polarizing, and yellow may not be your favorite cooler, but the 1972 Motion Moray C3 Corvette shines as a 1970s bright spot for rare Corvettes.