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Posted On: 2/12/2013 3:08PM
79 vette

This is a 1979 Corvette L-82 with 135,000 kilometers. It sat untouched for 15 years uncoverd untill now. Paid only 2500 dollars with no idea of engine condition. Before we tried to start it, we changed the oil and filter, syphoned out all the old sour gas out then took apart the starter and cleaned it up.

Befor turning her over I turned the wheels by hand for about a mile until everything was lubed up inside. We figured we would go from there and see what else needed replacing. Turns out, not a lot! The 'Vette started up with no hesitation. What an amazing engine! Hit the jump to see the video of the first cold start.

Avatar By: retroman
2/13/2013 7:59 AM

Seems like it's always the other guy who gets lucky with these kinds of things. I usually end up having to tear the whole car apart. Congrats and nice find!!

 

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