It is no secret that the Corvette world is riddled with fakery:
restamped engines, switched trim tags, small block cars morphed
into big block cars, fake documents, terms like “matching numbers”
etc. In my business I see these things almost daily. Whether it is
legal to do these things depends on the jurisdiction in which the
car was sold and the nature of the offense.
Many cars are sold with carefully
worded ads and factual omissions. Any major authentication issues
you inherit when buying a car may have to be dealt with when you
sell it. And they can be significant .
The results of a thorough history
search can authenticate the originality of your car which will
greatly enhance its value. Or it can reveal some of the fakery
of Corvette Authentication
Physical Inspection by a qualified expert…not
a general appraiser or a non-Corvette specialist.
Authenticated factory paperwork,
titles, registrations, photos, affidavits, awards.
Locating, contacting and interviewing
former owners for confirmation of
options, physical damage,
photos, racing history, stories, dates of ownership, and more.