With just 3,640 Corvettes produced in 1954, it always gets an enthusiast’s blood boiling whenever one of the models goes on the market these days.
Just such a car appeared on eBay this week out of Walker, Louisiana.
According to the seller, it’s a “true barn find” that ranks as “a true time capsule.”
The Corvette apparently was used as a former ISCA show car in the 1960s and then retired to a barn the same year man first walked on the moon (1969, for you young enthusiasts out there).
Now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s back!
Even though the seller hasn’t washed the car, it still looks great to see that classic design in red, even if it is time weathered.
Best of all, he says the car “100% runs and drives,” noting that the 283 motor was just freshened and the chrome ignition shields and finned Corvette valve covers, while not installed, will be included.
He says the Turbo 400 and Olds rear end are “very typical for a hot rod back in the day” and notes that the frame is not cut up.
You’ll need new tires – surprise! – as the old ones are naturally dry rotted from sitting for nearly 50 years, but the gas tank has been flushed, the radiator is new, and the brakes are fresh.
Furthermore, the headlights and turn signals all work, as do the majority of the gauges.
The high bidder also will get a “super rare” hardtop, the seller says.
As of Saturday morning, the Ebaybid had climbed to $34,700. We wonder where it will wind up.
Even as is, this ’54 is a real head turner.