Camaro vs Corvette

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Clasico, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Clasico

    Clasico New Member

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    Still looking for a 2 gen Camaro but is getting really difficult finding one over here.
    There are some mustangs and corvette available though, so i'm considering a C3 Corvette something from mid to late 70s.

    How do a 2 gen camaro compares to a c3 corvette? Anyone has experienced both?
     
  2. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    My last project car was a 77 corvette. Mine had the L48 engine with the turbo 350 transmission. It was a fun car to restore and drive. Parts are just as easy to find for the C3's. The rubber bumper series 74 on up to the 82 are not as worth as much as the earlier chrome bumper corvettes pretty much the same as the chrome bumper 2nd gen Camaros. My 71 has much more power than my 77 corvette had. You probably will be happy with either car.
     
  3. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome to the site.
    Were is "over here"
     
  4. bigdav160

    bigdav160 Veteran Member

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    I have both but haven't considered them to be comparable. Both are fun to own and drive. The Camaro is a little simpler mechanically.
     
  5. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    IP adress says Spain!
     
  6. Clasico

    Clasico New Member

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    Sorry, yes i am in Spain.
    Engine output does not worry me too much i rather have an straight car for starters and then i could mod the engine if needed.
    On the years i think the C3 Corvette line does not chage as much as the gen2 camaros do after 1973. In any case there were more camars built than corvettes but they didn't arrive to this side of the pond!!!
     
  7. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    You probably can't go wrong with either car. In my opinion both are desirable. In the case of my 77 corvette doing research GM seemed to keep better information. I knew how many corvettes were painted a certain color. You are correct about if you want more power the small block is very simple to make lots of power. Welcome to the forum hope you find your dream car no matter which one you choose.
     
  8. phat80

    phat80 Veteran Member

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    I've had 5 Corvettes and a a Camaro. The mid 70's Vettes..you really, really have to check out the trailing arms and rear suspension. Man you can, very quickly, spend far more than the car is worth rebuilding the rear suspension. And of course then you start on the front.

    I really didn't like my early year Corvettes. The 95 was by far my favorite...although I had a really nice 91 rag..
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  9. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  10. Clasico

    Clasico New Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I'm enclosing some pics of a 76 corvette i'm considering, what you reckon gentlemen??
     

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