1981 Phillips Berlina Coupe- Rare - Corvette Chassis - 72 PICS - $24950
Date: 2006-10-30 02:48:52
Other Ads. Concord / pleasant hill / martinez.
Text: Offered by Carbuffs, Inc. of Concord, Ca.
1981 Phillips Berlina Coupe
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BODY: Original Body and paint. No accidents.
Paint will need attention due to being keyed and some lacquer
ENGINE: Original 350 engine with 30k miles. Has a
recent Edelbrock Smog legal aluminum intake, Holley Carb,
computer and waterpump. Recently serviced including seals and
fluids. Runs, Sounds and Drives Excellent.
TRANSMISSION: Factory turbo 350. Recently
EXHAUST: Factory steel smog legal headers that do
have an exhaust leak. Custom exhaust with Flowmaster Stage III
mufflers and Easyflow catalytic converters.
COOLING: Factory radiator and cooling system. New waterpump.
FRONT SUSPENSION: Factory GM Corvette front
REAR SUSPENSION: Factory GM Corvette
independent rear suspension.
BRAKES: Front: Factory Corvette front and rear
disc with recent calipers.
INTERIOR: Original interior was orange velour.
The current owner had the interior changed to gray and white
leather in 1994. Drivers seat is getting worn and will require
attention. T-tops are siliconed in but easily removable. Has all
of the 1981 Corvette options including: Power Steering, locks,
windows and more. See spec sheet above in photos. A/C will need
to be serviced as it has not been used in years and the power
locks work intermittently. The car currently has an
AM/FM/Cassette but the original AM/FM/8 Track comes with the
WHEELS/TIRES: Original spoke wheels. The wheels
have innertubes installed to stop the air seepage that happens
with true spoke wheels after long periods of storage. Innertubes
will need to be removed for normal driving.
OVERALL CONDITION: Body and Paint are original
and will need attention. Interior is presentable. Runs great.
This car will make an excellent driver.
SPARES: Original literature included. Original
Radio and underhood shroud.
SUMMARY & HISTORY: This car was made by the
Phillips Motor Car Corp. at their factory in Pompano Beach, Fl.
This is not a kit car. Unfortunately, the company went broke
after making under 200 cars total in 1980-1981. The cars all
started as Corvettes which had their frames stretched 22" and
their bodies replaced with the Berlina body. This particular car
was used by the dealer for 2,355 miles before being sold to the
current owners father on 10/25/82. He kept the car garaged and
used it sparingly until giving it to his son, the current owner,
in 1994. The current owner has also kept the car garaged and has
only driven the car a few thousand miles a year which explains
why the car has only 30k original miles. In 2003 the owner
decided to start restoring the car and had work done to the car
totaling approx $7,000 over the last few years that included
mainly mechanical items(seals and items listed above). He had
intended to do the paint last. Even the best of intentions can be
thwarted when wedding bells ring. Yes, thats right, he is now
driving a 4 door family ride and will be reluctantly passing on
this last piece of bachelorhood to a new owner. This car will
make a great driver and due to the very limited production, I
believe a great investment as well. Do not confuse the Berlina Coupe with
the many kit cars out there like the Excalibur, etc. Being based
on a Corvette chassis makes this car handle and perform as good as it
looks. Happy motoring.
Please give me a call at 925-899-2648.
Vehicle can be viewed at my indoor showroom in
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Quality Consignments Accepted
Price does not include tax, dmv, smog or doc fee.
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