It’s been treated to a complete overhaul and even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the final product, you have to acknowledge the time and sheer determination of the build team team for breathing new life into the old C3.
Pop the hood– a rear-hinged system that actually moves slightly back towards the windshield– and you’ll find a supercharged LS2 producing 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, along with a 4-inch cold-air intake to keep the engine happy.
The seller says the project took four-years to complete and it’s easy to see where the time went once you notice all the details, like the cut-and-sewn front-bumper and fully-custom, new-look interior.
“They were cut and sectioned, to pull them in,” says the seller in regards to the bumper. “ The ’72s had a bumper ‘nose’ that pinched up where it comes together with the body. So that was cut out, and then the bumpers were repositioned to fit.”
C3 enthusiasts will have also spotted the fact this car does without the fender vents normally located just aft of the stock Rally-style wheels, which have also been ditched for a set of sharp 17 and 18-inch five-spoke rims from American Racing.
Throw it up on a lift and you’ll spot a welded-tube SRIII Motorsports setup, a T56 six-speed manual transmission, inboard disc brakes, and custom suspension with a Ridetech air system that can dial the ride height up or down five inches.
Inside you’ll find brand new tan interior with a fully custom interior, custom-made console, and modified seats from a C6.
It’s clearly a sought-after combination as eBay bidders threw a volley of 60 bids at the car, and once the clicking stopped the bidding ended at $50,100. A steal for a car that’s supposedly had over $350,000 poured into it.
The bidding war might be over but you can still hop over to the auction and have a look, then hop back here and let us know if you’d you pay 50K for this custom C3.