As Barn Finds goes, this one is a bit more interesting than most. Here is a vintage 1958 Corvette that was raced hard and put away wet as my dad would say. Owned and raced by James Huskey in the Houston, Texas area, this Corvette was terrorizing tracks throughout the 60s-70s before being put into storage where is sat for over 30 years. Auction ends soon so check it out.
Here is the auction’s description:
Real barn find 1958 Corvette. This car was raced in the 60’s and 70’s and has not been moved in 30 years. It is a Vintage racecar time capsule. It was Owned and raced by James Huskey near the Houston area. The motor was pulled and it was put in storage. The original two rope is in the trunk. Wheelie bars and other misc. parts. It has pictures of the car in race trim and trophys from late 1960 and further modified race trim with Zoomy headers and injector stacks in 1971. It has a factory hard top with the rear Plexiglas replaced with an oval window. It has a hand break lever attached to the break pedal. Straight axial in the front and 16″ magnesium rear wheels. There are so many ( vintage ) modifications made to this car. It needs to be put in a Vintage Museum. e-mail me any questions you have about this car. I have a clear Texas title and the original Vin # tag is on the drivers door post.
There are currently three bids with $11,211.12 being the high but so fair the reserve price has yet to be met. The auction ends on on Saturday at 7:14 pm Eastern.
With so little being correct or original, I’d say this 1958 roadster would be an ideal candidate for a resto-mod project. But I’d keep the wheelie-bar out of respect for it’s history.