Here we have a great example of what Endangered Cars is all about – appreciation of car design from years past. I just can’t get over the backward steps that so many car manufacturers are making with their designs the past 20 years. I think you could draw a line somewhere in the very early 1990’s.
So, here we go a perfect example of what I am talking about, the 1980 Corvette Coupe, part of the 3rd generation Chevrolet Corvette C3 series. This car is also considered the 2nd generation of the Corvette Sting Ray. Classic muscle car.
Seriously, given the choice of a brand new car would you rather have a C3, or a C4-C7? To me, the design just fell apart after 1982.
Okay, lets take a look at this beautiful car. I have to say, I have a soft spot for this car. I can’t help but wonder what the price is for a late 1970’s model, and how many there are out there for sale.
Just look at all those curves, what an incredible design. That long nose is sensational, and of course flip-up lights are as cool as it gets.
Expect to see more of these…will have another shortly as I discovered a green vette in my parking garage.
Love that silver exterior combined with burgundy interior.
Nice fat tires.
It was in 1978-1979 when we saw an update to the design in which the fixed-glass fastback window was added. There were some notable benefits to this: improved aerodynamics; a small luggage space was added; and increased rear visibility.
Nice “Keep It Beautiful” license plate, a definite qualification for Ontario Endangered Cars.
Got to love that big rear fuel door emblem.
There are so many cool aspects to this design. The circular rear lights are superb.
So there you have it, a gorgeous 1980 Corvette Coupe found at No Frills in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!