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1977 Chevrolet Corvette



1977 Chevrolet Corvette

The story behind the Saudia Corvette is a long one, fortunately we have a 6 page feature in 'Classic American' magazine.

Based around 7 unsold Corvettes which sat in the desert just outside Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) a group of British Saudi Airline engineers, a plan to get them to the UK and a mega road trip. All 'sold to' the Airline on the back of a publicity stunt!  Basically a jolly / potential profit making scheme for the engineers. This sort of thing just wouldn't happen nowadays! 

The cars called off at many major cities on route to the 1979 British Grand Prix where they were lined up on display. I'm sure the whole project would have been fantastic.

A lovely history folder including a copy of the American magazine and a written account by one of the drivers / engineers is supplied with the car. All making very interesting reading.

The vendor informs us that although registered in 1979, the car was manufactured in 1977 

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  • Lot Number: 143
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Registration: JNH 820T
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 5737
  • Estimate: £24,000 - £28,000