Corvette 1968-1982 Restoration Guide, 2nd Edition

Corvette 1968-1982 Restoration Guide, 2nd Edition

by Richard Prince


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Third generation Corvettes (1968–1982), commonly known as C3s, are among the most plentiful and affordable Corvettes on the road today. Production spanned 15 years with more than 540,000 examples built, making these the most common of any Corvette body style. Unfortunately, many have fallen into disrepair and are in need of restoration. This book will delve into all of the idiosyncrasies of the C3’s engine, drivetrain, body, chassis, and interior to guide both first time and experienced restorers to a successful conclusion of their project.

* Tips to ensure correct restoration
* Covers every major component
* Decode stampings and part numbers
* Includes accessory codes and production numbers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760340578
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description: Second
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Prince has been immersed in the Corvette hobby since the 1970s. He owned and operated a full-service Corvette restoration shop from 1988-1995 and has been writing about and photographing Corvettes and other vehicles since 1991. He has authored two Corvette buyer's guides for Motorbooks, and his work has appeared in more than 400 publications around the world, including Car and Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend, Automobile, Vogue, Maxim, The New York Times, USA Today, Racecar Engineering, Vintage Motorsport, and RACER. Prince's corporate photography clients include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot. He resides in New York.

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