To say that eBay has been a boon to those who are perennial car-lookers, like most of us Corvette fans, is overstating the obvious. You just never know what you’re going to find.
For instance, a currently running auction on eBay is offering a 1969 Riverside Gold Corvette convertible in survivor condition showing only 51,089 miles “that is believed to be original” in the ad’s words, being sold by the guys at the Gas Monkey Garage featured on the TV show Fast N’ Loud.
The car is in an unrestored, matching numbers survivor that was built on Nov. 11, 1968 and was purchased from a dealer in Zionsville, Indiana on Dec. 6, 1968. The documentation includes the original warranty book with the Protec-O-Plate still attached, as well as the headlamp, radio and the wheel trim ring instructions. All of the decals are original, as is the Chevrolet dealership badge that is still affixed to the rear of the car. The ad indicates that the engine and matching drivetrain were completely rebuilt “in recent years” and that the Vette runs and drives well.
The car’s factory original shipping data, verified by the NCRS, includes:
- Code 980 Riverside Gold paint that was only available in 1969
- Standard black vinyl interior
- C07 factory auxiliary hardtop
- A82 headrest seats
- A31 power windows
- N49 power steering
- M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission
- U69 AM-FM radio
- A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass
- PT6 red stripe tires
- G81 Positraction rear axle
- UA6 alarm system
- N37 tilt-telescope steering wheel
- L36 427/390 big block V8
The eBay ad has many photos showing all angles of the car, as well as the engine bay and the undercarriage. If you’re in the market for a C3 big-block survivor, check the ad out in detail. The auction ends at 15:10:57 PDT on June 27, 2014. As of today, June 23, the highest of nine bids is $24,000.
The sellers indicate that the winning bidder may have the option of taking delivery at their garage, or they will assist with shipping logistics. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send it to the sellers via eBay. As always, do your homework and good luck.