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1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5476 Actual Miles 1 of kind Zora Dontov Convertible

Carolina Muscle Cars has acquired this very special one of a kind 1977 Corvette "Convertible" with only 5476 miles!

This one of kind car was built by American customs in Toledo Ohio. It was listed as the “Duntov Prototype” according to previous article included with the sale. It was believed that this strongly built convertible was the basis for Duntov Turbo cars of 1980. Please review the history of this car in the photos below. We would also love any more information that someone may have on this special Corvette.

The following was written by Mike Stowe, the owner of the car since 1979!

“In 1978 a company in Toledo, Ohio
in the custom car business bought a left-over 1977 Corvette coupe. It was their idea to see if they could cut the top off and install a 1975 rear clip and still have the car be strong enough. The car turned out to be strong enough! The concept “Zora-Argus Duntov Corvette “was born. They later used 1980 corvettes to make the new cars.

I have owned this car since 1979 and never really driven it much. The car now has just over 5,000 miles. It has been used in many shows including as a courtesy car for Zora-Argus Duntov and his wife Elfi at the 1982 St.Ignace spring car show. It was also used in the 50' anniversary of the Mackinaw Bridge celebration. They had a convertible from each of the 50 years and we were lucky to be in the front row as all 50 cars came over the bridge 4 abreast. What an honor!

The car is well equipped with all the power options. It has a red exterior with a black top and a black interior. Nothing has been done to the car since I acquired it except for stainless steel exhaust and stainless steel brakes. It even has the same Goodyear poly-steel radial tires. “ -Mike Stowe

The car is an all original car with 5,476 Actual miles from new. The car is an absolute time capsule. It looks, smells and drives like a new car.

Here is some highlights on this exciting Corvette

5,476 Actual miles
In previous owner's care for 43 years (since 1979)
Used as a courtesy car to Zora and Elfi Duntov
Owners manual signed by Zora Duntov
Matching numbers L48 350 engine
Automatic transmission
Power steering
Power brakes
Power windows
Factory air conditioning
Delco AM/FM stereo
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Cruise Control
Leather interior
Removable hardtop and soft top
Polished aluminum wheels
Goodyear Poly Steel Radial tires (original tires)

Documentation includes:

original owners manual signed by Zora Duntov
Original articles labeling this car as the "Duntov Prototype"
Original Registration receipt back to 1979 for Mike Stowe
Original books and manuals
Service receipts
Photos of Zora Duntov with car

We have no idea what this special Corvette is worth. It could be worth way more then our asking price. We know that it has amazing history and there are articles labeling the car as the "Duntov Turbo Prototype". The car was invited to some important car shows in Michigan honoring Bill Mitchell. Zora Dontov has been to the same shows with the car and has personally used this car. This car is truly a one of kind Corvette and has a special place in a Corvette Collection.

Please call us today as we look forward to discussing this special car with you and maybe finding out more about it as well.

Trades are always welcomed!

Contact CMC today. Let us help you with the car of your dreams.

Carolina Muscle Cars Inc,
301 S. Wall Street
Benson, NC 27504


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