Interesting Car Nonetheless: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Caballista

The Spanish word Caballista translates to horseman/horsewoman. But not like caballero, which is a knight or cowboy or someone who rides horses, but the caballista is an expert on horses. It is someone who knows different breeds and understands that a Corvette is not built by Mercedes. And slapping some garish body kit on a Corvette does not increase the value of the Vette, but it does make for an interesting conversation piece at your next Cars and Cocaine event. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Caballista offered for $20,000 somewhere near Chicago, IL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1977 Chevrolet Corvette
condition: like new
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 33000
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible
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An interesting car, nonetheless! I was inspired back in the day by an artist known as Les Dunham who had fabricated his own series of Corvette to stand out. With the inspiration of his style, I created my own and this is the result.

The Caballista has a stock chassis, motor, interior, and much more. Almost everything on this car has been left stock except for the body which I fabricated out of fiberglass. It has 33,000 miles on it, most of which were highway/expressway driven.

Everything works splendidly and as it should. Due to its age, I had a certified Chevrolet mechanic replace a handful of parts with OEM/Genuine parts such as the following: (upgraded) 9 leaf spring, all universal joints, brand new brake calipers with pads and rotors, wheel bearings, alternator, battery, and other small odds and ends. The mechanic also took the liberty of replacing the clutch pack and bearings inside of the rear differential (this year of Corvette had a lot of power which ate through those plates with age.) All four tires are new Goodyear’s with the original aluminum wheels.

See a better way to drive something old and fun?