Nothing gets our motor running like a Corvette barn find and although this 1957 Corvette was actually found in a storage unit, the emotions of the find are still the same. The seller has the Corvette listed on eBay with just over four days to go.
The seller claims they were called to a storage unity in Boulder City, Nevada to look at a 1950’s Ford truck. When they get to the unit, they find the truck on a lift with a covered vehicle located under it. Pulling back the cover revealed this black 1957 Corvette roadster.
The owner of the storage unit told them that the 57 Corvette was his dad’s toy and had been in Southern Nevada for over 40 years. The Corvette was a formerly equipped with fuel injection but at some point the original motor was swapped out for a carbureted unit. Luckily, dad kept the original block although the fuel injection unit is long gone.
The classic first generation sports car was pulled out of the storage unit and after a bit of cleaning and servicing the engine, the Corvette now runs and drives. In addition to the missing fuelie unit, the Corvette is also missing its top and windows.
The seller says they are taking offers on the Corvette so feel free to call Joe at 702-400-9276 or Darrell at 702-812-6900. In the meantime, check out some of these pics of a neat project Corvette that could one day be the centerpiece of any collection.
As of Friday afternoon, the Corvette has 16 bids with the top bidder at $39,900. The auction runs through July 31, 2013 at 8:27 PDT.
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