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Old 12-03-2018, 05:24 PM
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This is a 65 Roadster I built from scraps about 20 years ago. It sits on a very low milage (22,000) 77 Corvette chassis. The 350 engine is original to the 77 chassis. It has been modified with late model Vortec heads , Edelbrock cam and intake, Holley carb, HEI ignition, and the 2 1/2 inch exhaust manifolds. The transmission is a Borg-Warner 5 speed with overdrive. The rear axle ratio is 3.55. The wheels are vintage Americans from the 60's, Not reissues. It also has power steering. The side exhaust sounds deep and throaty with out being to loud. It drives nicely and the seats are very comfortable, unlike the stock ones. Runs cool. In fact I built it for my wife to cruise around in so it needed to be user friendly. With overdrive it really goes down the freeway well. The car accelerates about like a 390 horse 427. I took it to the drags once and ran a 13.9 at our altitude of 4200 feet above sea level. That's an easy mid 13 at lower altitude, which is about what a Big Block would run back in the day. It's very tourqey for a small block so it's fun to drive. As you can see there are no windows in the doors and no top. Much like a Cobra or a Harley, it is intended for fair weather driving. No heater either. The windshield wipers do work. The head lights are manually operated. When I completed the car I noticed the unintentional resemblance to the famous 1966 Gordon Wilson road racer from here in Salt Lake City so I put the lettering on it to complete the look. It's in vinyl so it can be removed if you want. The stripe is painted on. It has stainless brakes all around. Because the car was built from pieces the state issued a Utah VIN number and "rebuilt restored" title. Please don't ask if it has the original this or that, or if it can be restored to stock or some such thing. Assume that NOTHING is stock or original and that it's unrestorable. It is what it is. I have a set of complete extra doors, rear bumpers, windshield chrome and a nice hardtop available if you have to have them for an additional $2,000. But be aware, there will be a lot of work involved in putting them on. I want $25,000 for the car. Don't wast our time by offering less. If I wanted to take less I'd list it for $30,000 and say I'm negotiable. The reason for selling is the poor thing just doesn't get driven any more because we have too many other cars. It's a good old car and it's wrong for it to just sit. Call Rex at 801 292 1555 in the afternoon between 12&6 . My phone line is a little messed up so keep trying.






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Old 12-03-2018, 09:23 PM
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That's a very cool hot rod. I can see why you'd stand firm on your price. I'd be in touch if I were in the market for another. GLWS.

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Old 12-03-2018, 09:49 PM
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Thats an awesome corvette and very well done.

a great way to go as corvettes are meant to be driven.
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Very cool car. Great color combination and cool roll bar. Don't take a dime less than your $25k price.

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:00 AM
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What year is the car titled as?
I ask because here in California cars from 1975 and older do NOT need any smog testing ...Thanks!...Mark
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I remember the original race car.The old ''LYNN BUTLER'' race car that GULDSTRAND and Traco original converted for road racing.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:52 PM
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Titled as a 65.
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Originally Posted by jimgessner View Post
I remember the original race car.The old ''LYNN BUTLER'' race car that GULDSTRAND and Traco original converted for road racing.
Jim
I own the 67 Maroon Big Block that came from Gordon Wilson Chevrolet that Lynn Butler's cousin bought new there. ARA
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Didn't you have a nice yellow one that was almost identical? Very nice, I like it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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That one belonged to a friend. I built this one and he copied it.
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This one should easily sell at your asking price. Nostalgic race cars are always popular at car shows and cruise nights. Someone should get this as a fun driver!
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the car is a hoot, I love it, GLWS !!
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I found this picture of the original in action. You did a great job of capturing the look!

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That is a steal at 25k, any basketcase most times are listed for at least that if not more. Seldom do you see one listed for under 30k nowadays. It will sell.
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Still available?
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:20 PM
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It's still here. Somebody needs this for Christmas.
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No can do for Xmas, beginning of the new year can do. If its still available , first week of January, i will come out for a look see! Thx
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