This 4-door Corvette is for sale for far too much money
Fancy buying yourself a 4-door Corvette? Well, you can - if your pockets are deep enough to afford 2 brand new M5s!
Have you ever been online and seen those limousines that people make out of Lamborghinis and Ferraris? They inspire confusion to flood onto the face, dragging a number of conflicting thoughts with it. Well, this 4-door Corvette is almost in the same bracket as those cars.
On the one hand, as your eyes meander down its body, the addition of two more doors and significantly more length have you wondering as to its origins. Did two quantum field generators collide creating an imbalance between multiple realities? Did it grow extra seats as the result of a nuclear accident?
In actual fact, this particular 1980 Corvette was lengthened by a company called California Custom Coach, who cut-and-shut two C3s together - resulting in this becoming a 4-door targa-top muscle car. Only 6 were ever built - but it’s now believed that merely 2 remain.
The 5.7L V8 produces 200bhp - which is wonderful in a whippet of a hot hatch, but not so significant in an elongated, Frankenstein Corvette. Not to mention that the 4-speed automatic gearbox, in conjunction with the additional mass the surgery would’ve added, is going to make it feel exceptionally sluggish.
Everything that goes against this car however is everything that the current owner hopes will help sell it. After all, who wouldn’t want 2 hooker-red Corvettes that have been siamese’d together after birth in a twisted experiment to create something resembling a monstrosity?
With 21,006 miles on the clock, you could refer to it as “barely run in” - probably because anyone unfortunate enough to have owned it was too embarrassed to drive it. But with that said, they’re certainly not embarrassed to ask a lot of money for it.
For a curiously precise $217,203, I’m questioning whether the figure was genuinely intended by the current owner, or if it’s been calculated as how much compensation the guy’s owed for owning it.
Back in 2010, a dead ringer for this Corvette came onto the market, but failed to sell. Even though we can’t say for certain, we can only presume it was the same car, and the same owner. The reason it didn’t sell back then? An asking price of over $300,000!! And yes, while it has received a discount, if you ask me, it’d need another $217,200 taking off the price before I’d consider it.
But what do you guys think about it? Do you think it’s a mongrel, or would you quite like to be able to cruise with 3 of your mates in a Corvette? Let me know in the comments.
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