Can you find the 1970 Corvette Stingray in this photo?
We admit we had trouble finding anything that looked like a Chevy at first, thanks to the collection of junk that was stored on top of the car over the past 32 years.
By the time you get to the bottom of this eBay post, though, you can see there really is what looks to be a fairly nice Stingray that recently exited the garage for the first time since 1985.
The current owner bought it from the original owner, a young blonde female who worked at a law firm in Orange County, California. The second owner had fun with it over the years and used it as a beach car where he met his wife with it. By 1985, their family was growing, and the Stingray never left the garage for the next 32 years after a simple weekend freeze plug project stalled.
Finally, the owner of 39 years has decided to let the car go, but you better hurry. They are taking the highest bidder at no reserve through Monday, July 31 at 9:30 pm ET.
Stats on the car: 100,673 miles (though no documents to substantiate), all numbers matching 350/300 engine, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, air, power steering, power front disc brakes, and black vinyl interior.
Since digging the Stingray out of the garage, the sellers have drained the old gas, added a new fuel pump, new spark plug, fixed the front freeze plug, new master cylinder and added new points. It started right up and idled, they say, and brakes and goes all into gears.
The car had one repaint before going into hibernation in 1985 and has cracks and chips, but the body is said to be on top of a solid original California undercarriage.
“Been stored more than driven, so the floors and structure are in really clean shape,:” the owner says, pointing out that the car has been driven only 15 years out of its 47-year lifespan.
He calls it a “great restoration project” for the new owner or someone could just “get it running well and drive it the way it is!”
As he concludes: “There are plenty of Stingrays around but finding a unrestored California Garage Find is becoming history. Buy original – not someone’s restoration.”
We tend to agree. This definitely sounds like a fun car for someone, and those chrome bumper C3s are so beautiful, aren’t they?