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FS: 71 Roadster restomod. 383 5 Spd. $22k,

 
Old 03-04-2019, 08:32 PM
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Default 71 Roadster restomod. 383 5 Spd. $22k,

The time has finally come to sell my 71 convertible. I just don't drive it anymore. less then 5k on 383 described below. Runs like a top. will let original 350 go with car (burned oil when pulled 15 years ago) and many other parts I have about. nearly every element has been worked on. No small feat or cheap for these old cars. Cleaned/replace/improved.

Custom roll bar welded to frame (no interference with top). Fast and solid, starts every time 10ft paint job (but thats the way I like it. Vettes chip easy!). Runs great, taken on many long road trips. Just dont drive it any more. Soft top with a couple of small sewn up tears but good clear vinyl, hardware works well - I rarely used it. If ad is up still available. Serious inquiries only. Receipts for most everything. Was a regular poster to the forum 10 years ago.

I have probably $30k into the car plus cost of car when I bought it in LA in 1999. Now in San Francisco east Bay Area.

asking $22k

some details...
Engine/Exhaust/Cooling/Drivetrain
- Factory 4 bolt main block - magnafluxed, bored, torque plate honed, align honed, lifter bores honed, decked to 9.010 inches (total quench is .044″)
- AFR 190 CC intake port aluminum heads with 74cc combustion chamber
- Scat 9000 crank with 3.75 inch stroke and micro-polished
- Manley Sportsmaster forged connecting rods (580 grams)
- KB Hyperuetectic pistons with dome machined down to achieve 10.5:1 compression
- Weiand Stealth intake manifold
- Speed Demon 750 double pumper carburetor
- Summit Racing fuel pressure regulator
- Earls fuel filter
- Comp Cams hydraulic lifter cam and lifters
- Comp Cams Pro Magnum full roller rockers
- High performance Clevite bearings
- Total Seal piston rings
- High volume-high pressure Melling oil pump with 3/4″ pickup
- Canton road racing oil pan
- Holley high volume fuel pump
- Entire crank/piston/rod/damper/flywheel/clutch assembly internally balanced
- Everything held together with ARP bolts and studs
- K&N filter top air filter
- throttle cable (Lokar stainless steel)
- headers (dynomax)
- exhaust (Dr Gas X style crossover, new 2.5″ pipes from header to mufflers)
- Ignition (MSD distributor, box, coil, wires)
- Mini starter
- Aluminum water pump and crank pulleys
- Chevrolet racing valve covers
- water pump (milodon hi-flow)
- new overflow tank, polished
- Griffin aluminum radiator with a powdercoated core support
- Dual fans from a '96 Z28
- performance clutch, Lakewood bellhousing, Hays Billet flywheel
- TKO 5 speed transmission.

Chassis
- rear end rebuild (new bearings, clutches, seals, HD cover)
- rear suspension rebuild (blast, sand, paint, powdercoat, bearings, poly bushings, u-joints)
- Fiberglass spring
- Smart struts camber rods
- Bilstein sport shocks
- Stainless brake hoses
- Slotted rotors,
- Relocate e-brake cable mounts, e-brake cable
- 3/4″ rear sway bar
- front suspension rebuild (blast, sand, paint, powdercoat, Timken bearings, poly bushings, ball joints)
- 460# springs cut 3/4 coil
- 1-1/4″ front sway bar
- Bilstein sport shocks
- 17″ Boyd Coddington 'Timeless' billet wheels with Bridgestone 255/45 RE730 tires .
- A-arm cross brace
- Front Wilwood calipers
- Rear Wilwood calipers
- High caster tubular A-arms.
- VB bump-steer kit.
- Power steering system with manual steering linkage and integrated power steering box (12:1 ratio) from late model Chrysler.

Interior
- C4 seats
- install map light type rear view mirror
- stereo install (in-dash CD player w/remote, custom bezel, speakers in dash, in boxes behind seats, amp behind dash and on rear bulkhead)
- install shoulder belts
- Replace parking brake handle assembly
- Replace heater core
- Replace rear carpet
- Replace front carpet and line floor with foil-faced insulation/padding
- Convert to factory power windows
- Smaller diameter leather stearing wheel
- Rebuilt steering column and ignition switch

Body
- Cover spare tire carrier with carbon fiber
- paint and detail underside of hood with carbon fiber
- wiper door rebuild
- Replace all vacuum hoses
- Strip and repaint front grilles
- Rebuild headlight assemblies
- 150 watt hi beam headlights
- Strip and repaint side grilles
- Power antenna
- Replace windshield, strip and paint windshield frame
- Replace all weatherstripping except for convertible top.
- Strip and paint front crossmember and headlight actuator area

Other
- tach cable














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Old 03-04-2019, 09:59 PM
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It had to be red.. Great car and at a great price. GLWS
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Very nice....like a new (used) Vette.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:52 PM
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Because of the roll bar, how well do the seats recline?

What color is the soft top? Any picture with top?

Thanks, btw, looks like a great driving car.
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saw this on the bay area craigslist. It looks fantastic and would love to drop by and examine it as well as drive it to see if it matches what i've been looking for in a c3, although one thing mentioned in the CL ad but not here is cash on hand is required to drive it
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Betting proof of funds may get you a ride? Bank statement?
I wouldnt be taking anyone out unless I knew they could pay for it-
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