The AMC Gremlin taillights are a nice touch!
The answer to the clothes and cars of the 70’s….. LSD
I’m trying to figure out what the headlights/bezels/turn signals might have come from. Pinto? Fairmont? Skylark? Mirada? Something around 1980.
Matt, you’re onto something. I turned the image upside down to see if it might come to me that way. I still don’t know, and now I feel like the mystery needs to be solved.
There’s no accounting for taste.
But the owner of this never had any. Pimp mobile Corvette any body.?. I bet this was no DIY job ever. Just been looking at the Stuz that belonged to Elvis. A pimp out Grand Prix with country kitchen style wood fitifings with exposed screw heads. Cost $30k in the Seventies. More than a Rolls!.
Split rear window looked better on the ’63.
It sort of works, except for the back window that belongs on a tugboat.
Yeah, if you close your eyes!
Or the windshield of a Mosler Raptor.
I think the lichens really help with the whole deep sea creature vibe.
If we could get some barnacles on there it would be perfect
Can we leave it out there, undisturbed, for another fifty years? And erase this article?
The real pity is the Tupperware body work could last forever,
Second thought: It brings back memories of all those crazy clay models that finally led to the 59 GM cars. You know, the “let’s try it to see if it works” attempts before toning it down to the subtlety that became the 59 Chevrolet and Cadillac.
Just another manifestation of bad 1970’s taste, just the car to arrive at Studio 54…anyone else remember that place?
Not really, they wouldn’t let me in…
I was too young
This thing could have been the smoking backfiring loaner Jim Carrey could have used to pull up to the club in The Mask.
Somebody really hated their Vette.
FOR SALE Split window Corvette. Ran when parked. Needs work. Nice project. $1000.
Contrary opinion: It’s so utterly aweful it kind of works. I’m picturing it restored with outrageous seventies style showcar custom paint and some keystone klassics. Sign me up!
Wow. That’s all.
I’m kinda cool with it….you’ll have
the only one at the local Saturday night cruise in!
I like it! (Except the rear window.)
First thing that came to mind
I now have an eye ache.
Internet believes that it is a Cooper Markette. The Hemmings article shows a Corvette very similar, but with some differences (headlight shape, window shape, peaked fenders).
These images were from the owner of the car posted on the C3 Corvette forums.
You cannot unsee this!
It’s a McUgly with cheese.
Nowhere near as good as the Corvorado.
Is this what happens if you leave a Vette and a Mark in the garage by themselves? Please use protection, PLEASE!
I’d buy it for $1000.00, salvage what is useable and then I would burn the body at the stake. Or take it to a Corvette show and charge $5-10 dollars a swing.
This is the real life outcome of Corvette Summer if high school shop students customized a junkyard C3. No one would steal it either, it would be a short movie.
It kinda reminds me of a Studebaker Avanti, those fins on the front fenders are inspired.
Gets into car.
Inserts key into ignition.
Turns on ignition.
Twilight Zone starts playing.
Doors and windows lock.
Everything goes dark.
And the back end looks like a gas mask.
Oh the irony. In 1977, someone spent over $10,000 above the price of a stock Corvette to have a “Cooper Markette,” and today – even in good condition – it’s probably worth less than a stock C3.
Here is a pic of the interior. The owner wants $5,000 for it according to the corvette forum link above
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