It’s been a busy couple of months at Hobby Cars.  During what many would think is our slow season (we don’t really have a slow season, in case you’re wondering), we’ve been sending cars off to new homes all over the world.  Recent destinations include Las Vegas, Denmark, the UK, Germany, and Malta.  When our friends and local customers hear that we sell and ship Corvettes worldwide, they often think it must be an incredibly lengthy and complicated undertaking.  The truth is, the whole process is surprisingly simple and quick.  Once the buyer is satisfied that they have found the Vette for them, it really just comes down to a wire transfer, some “paperwork” completed via email, and arrangement for the car to be transported to port to be loaded onto a cargo ship.  The shipment piece of this may still seem a little daunting, but a good shipping broker will easily make all of the arrangements for you.

One of our recent overseas customers sent us some questions about what he needed to do to keep his Corvette in the best condition possible for years to come.  Being a first-time owner of a classic vehicle, he was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the thought of maintaining something over 35 years old, and he was looking for a source that could spell out everything he needed to do.  Luckily for him, maintaining and even repairing a classic Corvette is much easier and less confusing than it is for new cars.  Inspired by his questions, we created a blog for new C3 Corvette owners with our advice for storage, maintenance, and repairs (because you’re bound to need those eventually!).  Check it out here: How to Maintain Your C3 Corvette, and feel free to share with your friends!

Until next time,

RJ & Holly Sottile

1971 Black Black Corvette ConvertibleThere’s nothing like a triple-black Corvette convertible for cruising the beaches on a warm summer day with the top down!

Numbers matching, automatic, L48/270Hp, black interior, black convertible top, 94,000 miles, power steering, power brakes, A/C, power windows, tilt and tele steering column, AM/FM/Cassette, original valve covers, original air cleaner assembly, and much more. This stingray spent most of its life in Florida.

This Corvette has had an extensive amount of work done to its suspension and mechanics. The upper and lower control arm bushings, upper and lower ball joints, 4 shocks, strut rod bushings, sway bar links, right tie rod ends, trailing arm assemblies, E-brake hardware, E-brake cable, side axles, rear spring bolts and bushings, 4 drilled and slotted rotors, 4 brake calipers, master cylinder, brake hoses, and 4 power steering hoses have all been replaced.  Transmission and Quadrajet carburetor have been rebuilt. We changed the oil and filter, rear end grease, chassis checked and lubed, and much more.

GM only released 7,121 Corvette convertibles and 6,192 Corvettes with power windows, out of 21,801 total production in 1971.

1977 Black Black Hot Rod corvetteAM/FM/Cassette player, power steering, power brakes, A/C, power windows, alloy wheels, sport mirrors, rear window defogger, and much more.


1968 Silver Corvette Convertible Hot Rod4 speed manual transmission, black convertible top, telescopic wheel, black interior, rally wheels, dual exhaust, flowmaster mufflers, power brakes and much more.
1976 Custom Corvette Show Car T TopMid-Engine,using olds toronado trans, and small block chevy, windshield chopped 3 inches, roof chopped 6 inches, firewall sectioned 6 inches,rear clip sectioned 3 inches, underside of all body panels molded smooth, and painted body color, frame full length welded, and molded smooth, and was painted white pearl with ribbons, doors are gull-wing as car is only 37 inches high, many 80’s type show tricks, tv in dash, computer in console, shifter hangs from t-bar, molded fiberglass lay down seats, car originally had twin turbo 350 chevy, and was known as “Saten’s Wing” on the ISCA show circuit. Picture in the display was the London Ontario show

More information and pictures wanted!


1976 Dark Red Corvette Ecklers Wide Body 4spdNumbers matching, 4spd, 40,000 original miles, power steering, power brakes, power windows, A/C, and much more.
1971 Dark Red 4spd Corvette ConvertibleNumbers matching, 350/270Hp, 98K original miles, black deluxe interior, four speed manual, power steering, black convertible top, hard top, rally wheels, original radio, crank windows, dual exhaust, original valve covers, original ignition shielding, original air cleaner assembly.  Had same owner since 1992.

We installed new dual exhaust, complete carpet set, door weatherstrips,and  front and rear shocks. We also changed the oil and filter and checked and lubed the chassis.

The previous owner had it repainted in base-coat/clear-coat and added deluxe door panels and seat covers.

GM released 7,121 convertibles out of 21,801 total production in 1971.

1976 Red Hot Rod corvetteNumbers matching, automatic, black interior, power steering, power brakes, power windows, rally wheels, tilt and tele steering column, headers, dual exhaust, and much more.