Introduction & Foreword Contents Is a Corvette C2 right for you? Cost considerations Living with a Corvette C2 Relative values Before you view Inspection equipment Fifteen minute evaluation Key points Serious evaluation Auctions Paperwork What's it worth? Do you really want to restore? Paint problems Lack of use problems The Corvette community Vital statistics Index
Tom Falconer bought his first C2 Corvette in 1971, and has owned and driven them for forty years. His first '66 was bought while studying architecture at Newcastle University, where he started Claremont Corvette in 1977, specialising in parts, servicing, sales and restoration. The company moved to Kent in 1986. Repairing, restoring, and road-testing Corvettes daily gives Tom a unique insight and experience as an author. He has written nine books on the Corvette, and is a columnist for magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. His current Corvette is a 1964 convertible, restored by Claremont in 2003.
the perfect companion for the first-time or even more experienced buyer. All the information is here to help make a clear and balanced decision, to counter the vendor's claims, and even negotiate a better price. Norm Mort - Freelance Veloce's Essential Buyer's guide are so useful. There are only a few covering American vehicles, but those that are available are a godsend: for example, this guide on the C2 Corvette Sting Ray. Written by marque expert Tom Falconer, whose firm Claremont Corvette has been the mecca for Corvette fans for decades, you know his wide experience of buying, selling, and restoring Corvettes will be invaluable. Opening chapters explain their advantages and downsides help you to decide whether the Corvette is for you. It advises on what you'll beed to do before you view a car, how to carry out an initial investigation of potential buys, what to look for and indications of how difficult and expensive it'll be to repair and restore problem areas. There's a useful list of clubs, specialists, books for research and opportunities for motorsports. It concludes with some vital specifications. Pocket-sized, budget-priced and self-contained, it should be essential reading for potential Sting Ray Owners. - Classic American.