Purchase Price: $16,000
Final Cost: $17,910.90
Selling Price: $18,000
Work Completed: New clutch plate, pilot bearing, and throwout bearing. Electronic brake control module refurbished with new relay. Harmonic balancer replaced with smaller unit. Driver’s seat runners repaired by adding nylon washers on stoppers. Full detailing performed and ceramic coating applied.
Notes: Purchased at asking price at an online marketplace. Mike and Ant made references to Corvette’s notorious stereotype as a car for people in a midlife crisis. Restored car taken to Willow Springs Raceway. Sold at asking price.
I think this is the 4th Corvette on WD. To be honest, my favorite was the 1964 C2 that Mike and Edd worked on in Season 10 – beautiful car and worth so much more now. This episode’s C5 doesn’t quite do it for me, and I think Ant has a point early on when he questions Mike’s choice of car. Sure, the final product is a lot of horsepower for the money, but I just don’t see the C5 being as collectible one day as the C2 or the chrome bumper C3.