1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

The owner of this 1958 Corvette had the typical dream to restore this C1 straight axle but never got around too it. And so it sat outside for several years in the North Georgia weather with only a tarp to protect it. The time had finally come to sell it and so the owner placed an ad for the Corvette on Craigslist early Christmas morning.

The copy of the craigslist ad read:

This is either a 57 or 58 corvette. I wanted to work on it as a project but don’t have the time or the know how. The body appears to be in good shape, obviously this will be a project to restore this vehicle. I do not have the title, not sure how to get it either. This would be a good car to restore or part out. Make an offer, I just need to get rid of it!!!! More pictures available upon request.

Scott Oliver of Jett Vettes Restoration shop got a call from an acquaintance on Christmas morning telling him about the Corvette he saw listed on Craigslist. Scott wasted no time and later that evening brokered a deal with the owner while snow flakes were falling on the uncovered Corvette.

1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer
1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer
1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer 1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

Current plans are to restore the Signet Red Corvette and then offer the roadster for sale. Interested? Check out JettVetts.com for more info.


Source:
JettVetts.com

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1 COMMENT

  1. Not mentioned (or maybe I skimmed past it) was running the VIN to ground and while I suspect it all has a happy ending, that changes in the case of a stolen car.

    In the 1970’s when I was doing a lot of this type of hunting, I’d once in a while happen upon similar deals. Two different stories here.

    One was a 1967 coupe with almost no miles, mint factory paint and was stolen in 1967 and I walked away from that one even though it was near new condition but had a CORVAIR VIN plate. The then seller was a shady guy and turned 14 shades of purple when I told him that VIN plate was a transplant and not even Corvette.

    I also found a 1960 like that 1958 which had no title and was an old notorious drag race car with gold leaf name on fenders “aggravation”. Bought it figuring old drag car with history and no title was a safe bet (it was) and sold it to a New York City cop who made it a father son project and ran the VIN on the frame confirming it was all legit. Happy ending for all concerned.

    Moral: like the old desk Sargeant said on the TV show “HILL STREET BLUES”:

    “Let’s be careful out there!”

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