Wheeler Dealers: S10 E9 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Budget:  US$30,000 (£20,000)
Purchase Price:  US$29,000 (£18,100)
Final Cost: £25,280
Selling Price: £45,500
Profit/Loss: +£20,220

Work Completed: Distributor shaft and cap, spark plugs and HT leads replaced; mechanical ignition system replaced with electronic unit, rev counter reconnected to distributor. Right-hand side front drum brake adjusted. Clock fixed. Fibreglass body reinforced with carbon fibre filler. Full body respray to original Rally Red colour. New interior installed. Re-chromed bumpers and brightwork installed.

Notes: Roadster model with detachable hardtop. Purchased from California. Restoration price includes £3,000 shipping. Previous owner abandoned restoration project, but supplied all replacement parts with the car. New convertible hood assembled and installed shortly after purchase; however, the new rear window needed to be replaced due to warping. Restored car taken to the Coventry Transport Museum to attend a Corvette 60th anniversary party. Highest profit made on any car to date.

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