You Need This: Corvette used to promote the film “Corvette Summer”

Colin
By Colin Wood
Mar 21, 2024 | Corvette, Cars For Sale, Corvette Summer

Photography Courtesy Donna L. Vander Baan/Facebook Marketplace

Always wished you could have your own wild, tricked-out Corvette like the one from "Corvette Summer?" Well, here’s your chance.


Billed as a promotional vehicle used to promote the 1978 film, the Corvette features a rebuilt engine, four-speed gearbox and 44,000 original miles, per the seller.

Although Mark Hamill is not included in the sale, the car is accompanied by a framed Corvette Summer movie poster, certificate of authenticity, the car’s original license plate–signed by co-star Annie Potts–and more.

Located in Monument, Colorado, this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is listed at $75,000.

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Comments
Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/21/24 1:10 p.m.

J.G. sent this to me yesterday and told me to post it before he buys it, so someone here better pony up before it becomes our next project car. wink

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
3/21/24 1:17 p.m.

No... no I don't.

kevlarcorolla
kevlarcorolla Dork
3/21/24 1:20 p.m.

Its hard to make that era of 'vette worse than stock but they really went over the top with that.

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
3/21/24 1:28 p.m.

$75k for a car that Hagerty says is worth between $8k and $25k.  This is an awful lot for provenance from a movie most people have never heard.

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
3/21/24 1:34 p.m.

Couldn't even clock the horn button properly in the steering wheel...

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
3/21/24 1:36 p.m.

It might be worth that with the steering wheel on the right like in the movie.

As a dumb, young kid I desperately wanted this car. But the sane older person that I've become wonders what the heck I was thinking back then. 

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
3/21/24 1:44 p.m.
jimbob_racing said:

It might be worth that with the steering wheel on the right like in the movie.

As a dumb, young kid I desperately wanted this car. But the sane older person that I've become wonders what the heck I was thinking back then. 

why was the steering wheel on the right?  Was it because it was a UK car or was it a weird mirrored camera effect?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/21/24 1:47 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

J.G. sent this to me yesterday and told me to post it before he buys it, so someone here better pony up before it becomes our next project car. wink

I am that someone. :) 

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
3/21/24 2:12 p.m.

If I recall correctly, this was the movie Hamill starred in right after the smash hit of Star Wars.  That's all I have to offer.  

75 large for a promo car for largely forgotten movie?  Meh.

 

DasAuto
DasAuto GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/21/24 2:18 p.m.
Coniglio Rampante said:

If I recall correctly, this was the movie Hamill starred in right after the smash hit of Star Wars.  That's all I have to offer.  

75 large for a promo car for largely forgotten movie?  Meh.

Filmed before Star Wars released and came out the year after. Then he had the accident that changed his face. So it's like the only other movie you see baby faced Luke Skywalker.

As a B-movie, it's not terrible. The bad guy's Firebird Formula was pretty cool. 

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