Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey!
By Wayne Ellwood
Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff
Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris
Farkash, Wayne Ellwood
This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those who were selected for print in the original article in VETTE VUES MAGAZINE. The C3 Body Kit article ran in the June 2018 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major
trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year
treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits
(or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be
presented first, followed by various retro-themed kits or turn-key
cars developed in later years. Miscellaneous items are included at
the end of each year group.
At the end of this article are links to the other Corvette Body Kit Articles
C31 (1968-82) PERIOD CORVETTE BODY KITS AND DRESS-UP PARTS:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR CUSTOM CORVETTES
Endurance headlight system
FSO cars, spoilers, air dams, and fender flares
Full body kits
Moon-roofs and t-tops
GM widebody design
Greenwood GT series
Duntov Turbo by ACI
Eckler’s body kits
Bill Mitchell’s Great White
ACI carbon fiber body
John Silva and the Maco
Joel Rosen MOTION cars
Miscellaneous home-built customs
Chassis upgrades (commercially available)
EXAMPLES OF C3 SPOILERS, AIR DAMS, AND FENDER FLARES ON THE C3 CORVETTES…
NEXT, THE GREENWOOD C3 CORVETTES
THIRDLY THE DUNTOV TURBO BODY KITS FOR C3 CORVETTES…
SOME MORE BREATHTAKING C3 CORVETTES – THE CAN-AMs…
AND THE CUSTOM C3 CORVETTE DAYTONA
NEED MORE CARGO SPACE? HOW ABOUT THE CORVETTE HATCHBACK FOR THE C3S
MISCELLANEOUS CUSTOM C3 CORVETTES
SHARK WEEK THROWBACK: THE MAKO SHARK CORVETTES…
THE RADICAL MOTION CORVETTES…
MORE CUSTOM TOUCHES: ETCHED GLASS AND CUSTOM ROOFS FOR THE C3 CORVETTES…
Are you eager to get to work on your classic C3 Corvette from 1968-1982? Then you are in luck! You have a range of body kits and parts to choose from, including air cleaners, brakes, dashboard and console components, engine, exhaust, heater, ignition, distributor, lighting and lamps, wheels and tires, weatherstrip, windshield and wipers, and much more. No matter if you are aiming to restore, customize, or modify your classic Vette, there are C3 body kits to make it happen.
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