It doesn’t have the original motor and the body’s in semi-rough shape, but this 1967 427/390 Corvette Sting Ray is still drawing a lot of interest on eBay now.
This coupe was found in a back yard in New Jersey, where it had been parked in 1979 and never moved until this year.
It still has the original red paint, though it’s in bad shape, and the factory 427 engine and 4-speed transmission are both missing.
The car has a 1969 350 motor under the hood now, which does turn by hand, according to the seller, who notes he’s never tried to fire it up.
We’re inclined to believe this 350 would be better suited in some other vehicle, and a 427/390 engine stuffed in its spot to bring this C2 Corvette back to as close to original as possible now.
For what it’s worth, the car does roll and steer and still has the original spare tire and wheel. The seller pulled the gas tank down and found the tank sticker, so the new owner will at least know how this one left the factory in St. Louis some 50 years ago.
The interior cleaned up nice, according to the seller, but the body has a crack in the rear quarter panel and a little crack in the front fender. “All the other panels look very nice,” he notes, adding that the doors and hood all close nicely.
With a clean title in hand, this factory side pipe car retains the correct tail panel. As for the frame, it has surface rust but no rot at all, according to the listing.
Already 26 bids have been placed with the highest being $29,600, but the reserve has not been met with five days left.
What would you do with this classic find if you were the new owner?
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