Very Unique and extremely rare this 1982 Corvette Berlina is a factory built car made to resemble the 1930’s era of the Legendary 540K Mercedes. These cars were built by Phillips Motor Car Company in Pompano Beach, Florida from 1979-1982 Only. They are not Kit Cars By any means. Original plans was to build just 500 but less than 90 of them were ever built. Titled as an 1982 Corvette Berlina Model and has only 14,500 original miles. Beautiful Tuxedo Black with all Red leather interior. The classic look of the Mercedes but the technology of the C3 Corvette. All engine, transmission, and rear end is all C3 Corvette. Engine is the 5.7L 350 C.I. V8, aluminum intake and carburetor. Automatic Transmission and factory air conditioning. All Interior is stock 1982 Corvette with the exception of the Steering wheel and wood trim on console and dash. All Power Equipment including drivers power Seat, Cruise Control, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column, AM/FM Stereo, Power windows and locks, Power Steering,Power Brakes and alarm system. Also you still have the use of the removable T-Top Roof Panels as well. All Chassis is independent Corvette with 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Fiberglass Leaf Spring, and gas charged shocks. Frame was stretched 22 inches and reinforced to accommodate the Body Panels. All Body Panels custom hand laid Fiberglass and looks amazing. Hood is a two piece setup. There is nothing else like this car on the market and gets more attention than you can imagine. True Spoke Chrome wire wheels with new GoodYear 3 Inch Wide Whitewall radial tires just installed. Dual Trumpet Horns and Dual Road Lamps. All Untouched Corvette Chassis including the original Smog Equipment and all GM Components. The paint is still in excellent condition along with all the interior, trim, and chrome. The car is documented with the original Berlina Folder, Owners manual, Original Warranty Book with the Original Dealer in Oklahoma City, and service history. You could actually go to a New Chevrolet Dealership in 1982 and buy this Car. Original Selling Price was close to $80,000 back then and in todays price market that would be about $200,000!! Unbelievable. One of the finest original examples of a Berlina you will ever find. Not For Sale But Can Be Bought! NEW ENGINE & CHASSIS PHOTOS BELOW!
Update on the Berlina. The chassis of this car was completely disassembled and detailed to show finish. Many and most all parts including the hardware was either chrome plated or polished. Complete new polished stainless steel exhaust system with built in mufflers, new catalytic converter, chrome coil springs, chrome tie rod ends, chrome hood latches, chrome power brake booster and master cylinder, all engine compartment hardware chrome plated, custom hoses, all suspension rebuilt with all new polyurethane bushings, cross drilled and slotted rotors, red brake calipers, stainless steel brake lines, complete third member removed and polished to show quality, rear leaf spring finished in gloss black, chrome backing plates on the brakes, rear trailing arms removed and all new wheel bearings and metal powdercoated, half shafts and drive shafts Jet Coated, gas tank refinished, front a-arms refinished in gloss black, over $15,000 spent on the chassis alone to make it look this good.
This Berlina did not need all of this done as it was a real low mileage example but being that this was the owners personal car he wanted to go “all out” and make it look as good as it could. The car does get driven and shown and would not be afraid to take a road trip in it. Also on the interior the original seats were removed and newer C5 Corvette seats were installed for better comfort and seating. Also the dash assembly was replaced with the “engine turn” aluminum on the console, center instrument cluster, glovebox door, and the speedometer cluster. That alone was a cost of $1,000. The door sills were chromed as well along with the latches on the door jamb. All in all the car turned out really nice and unique and I doubt there is another Berlina that would even come close to this one! Best of the Best!!