Wild show cars hold a special place in our hearts. That's why it's painful to see this custom C3-generation Corvette shooting brake in such a sorry state. Created by a GM designer, it envisions a world where 'Vettes can be miniature station wagons with six headlights. Thanks to an accident in 1997, it's been off the road for the past 20- years. Now, . You should save it.
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This Corvette was the brainchild of Harry Bradley, a designer who worked for GM in the 1960s before making a career at Hot Wheels. His goal was to create a Corvette wagon as it might have been offered from the factory, using as many GM parts as possible. The cargo area is totally custom, built over a steel cage structure. The rear end was restyled to use a full-width taillight from a 1971 Ford Thunderbird. The storage area is accessed via the rear window, which opens using handmade hinges.
Up front, you can't help but notice that giant headlight array, six big ol' square sealed-beams. The four outer units operate as normal headlights, with the inboard pair coming on with the high-beams. The factory, numbers-matching V-8 engine still sits under the hood, mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
The seller hasn't included many pictures of the car in its current state, but from what we can see, it's going to need some work. The custom nose is in rough shape, and the rear window is missing. It seems that unique six-light housing survived, though not without some damage. The interior looks to be in good condition, save for some missing dash pieces.
The car with a Buy It Now price of $17,000 or best offer. Please, someone save it. The world needs more outrageous Vette wagons.