Corvette is a name that most of the car enthusiasts will know about very well. Corvettes are officially not available in India and to import them in the market, you have to pay a hefty tax. However, if you ever wanted to buy a Corvette, here is your chance. This is a 1978 Corvette Stingray for sale and the asking price is around Rs 55 lakhs.
This is an original Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that was imported to India privately as mentioned by T-BHP member. It is registered in India but is a left-hand driven vehicle. The seller has mentioned that the car is in good condition and has been restored recently. The orange-coloured Chevrolet Stingray for sale here is a rare model and we are not sure how many of them are in India. The pictures show that there is not a single scratch or dent on the body and the vehicle is in great condition.
The seller has mentioned that it has covered a total of 40,000 km according to the odometer. It gets pop-up headlamps which were in trend in those days. This is the Corvette C3 Stingray that first entered the production in 1967 and was available till 1982.
The car came powered by a massive 5.0-litre to 7.4-litre V8 engines depending on the model. The seller has mentioned that this car is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine but it should be noted that Corvette introduced the 5.0-litre engine in 1980. Before that, the 5.4-litre engine was the smallest block available with the car. This engine produces a maximum power of 300 PS and 350 PS of peak power. The 5.0-litre engine produces a maximum power of 180 PS.
The seller has also mentioned that it gets an automatic transmission. It came with a 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. In those days, the Corvette was one of the quickest and fastest cars in the USA and was in high demand.
We are also not sure about the feature list but since the car is so old, you cannot expect to get a lot. Also, such cars need special maintenance and the availability of the spare parts is also rare. If you want to buy such a vehicle, you should thoroughly check for the maintenance cost and service details from the current owner before moving to the next step. The seller has mentioned that NOC will be provided to register the car in any state or Union Territory in India.