Third generation Corvettes (1968–1982), commonly known as C3s, are among the most plentiful and affordable Corvettes on the road today. Production spanned 15 years with more than 540,000 examples built, making these the most common of any Corvette body style. Unfortunately, many have fallen into disrepair and are in need of restoration. This book will delve into all of the idiosyncrasies of the C3’s engine, drivetrain, body, chassis, and interior to guide both first time and experienced restorers to a successful conclusion of their project.
Richard Prince has been immersed in the Corvette hobby since the 1970s. He owned and operated a full-service Corvette restoration shop from 1988 to 1995 and has been writing about and photographing Corvettes since 1991. He has authored two Corvette buyer's guides for Motorbooks, and his work has appeared in more than 400 publications. Prince's corporate photography clients include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot.