Holden from St. Petersburg Florida has been the proud owner of this
1980 L-82 C3 Corvette for over 24 years. The car was totally stock when
Sam took possession of it, It did not stay that way for long. The
C3 had 74k miles on it and Sam was the third owner.
C3 is a numbers matching L-82 with a black paint and a red
interior. Sam used the car as a daily driver for almost six years
before enhancing the C3's look. Sam rebuilt the motor, tranny and
suspension, He claims that the L82 is now capable of laying down
500 horses to the pavement.
achieve this the small block was balanced and blueprinted and treated
to a 10.5:1 compression ratio. A set of TRW pistons, a Comp cam with
all the goodies turn the L82 in good form. Air enters the engine via an
Edelbrock Performer intake and a matching 600 cfm carb. The gas is
expelled through a set of Flow Tech ceramic coated headers.
custom 700R four speed tranny slush box transfers power to a set of
3:73 Richmond gears. A custom two tone interior houses a wide array of
electronic gizmos and an ultra modern sound system. A set of Chip Foose
Nitrous chrome wheels really set off the exterior look of this
The C3 is adorned with show winning ground effects that include a ducted hi rise hood and a special rear wing.
has been showing the car with amazing success for years now. His C3 has
accumulated over sixty three trophies but who's counting. Sams car has
been featured in publications and in a USF film production.