We’ve stumbled across another cool unrestored Corvette listed on eBay. Early last week we found the 1953 Survivor up for bids and now we’ve got this silver 327/350hp 1966 convertible seeking a new home. The hidden roadster was pulled from a barn in 2010 and claimed a Bloomington Gold Survivor Award in 2012.
General Motors built 27,720 Corvettes in 1966. Of those, 17,762 (64%) were convertibles and 7,591 (27%) of the total build had the L79 327.350hp motor under the hood. The 1966 eBaycurrently listed on eBay is also one of 2,967 (~11%) cars sprayed in Pearl Silver lacquer paint.
Currently the car shows 46,086 miles on the odometer. Just 15 miles have been placed on the car since it took home its Bloomington Gold Survivor Award in 2012. It was a 1-owner car until 2010 when it was pulled from a Virginia barn covered in years of dirt and neglect. Much of the car’s original documentation goes along with the sale including the Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual and pouch, original keys, and sales brochure.
As you can see in the photos, the car pretty much fits the Survivor mantra of “worn in, but not worn out”. The Silver Pearl paint is faded and completely missing in spots. The black convertible top is a mess, and there’s quite of bit of rust under the hood. The black interior is showing its age. Yup, we love it just the way it is.
According to the auction listing the numbers matching car sits on a solid frame, appears to have never been in any accidents, and that the wipers, radio, parking brake, and speakers all still work. The seller also states that the original water pump was rebuilt, a new exhaust system was installed, and that new battery has been installed.
The asking price for this unique Corvette is $59,000. American Car Collector’s auction database tells us that prices for 1966 327/350 convertibles have ranged from the mid $40,000 range to over $100,000 over the last several years. The vast majority of the sales seem to have occurred between $45k and $70k, of course, based on vehicle condition and additional options.
If you’re interested in this C2 you’ve still got a few days to make an offer as the listing expires on May 14th about 10am PDT.