If you enjoy the challenge of restoring what the seller of this 1965 Corvette coupe calls “a true barn find,” then this might be the car for you.
Otherwise, with the bid already reaching $19,900 (with closing on Sunday, Nov. 12), you might just want to consider buying a restored (or at least in better condition) car for much less than you’d have in this one by the time you got through with what promises to be a lot of work.
The seller owns a restoration shop and says it’s “an option but not a requirement” for the buyer to let him bring it back to life.
“I’m sure the person buying this car realizes that most of the parts will need to be restored or replaced,” he says in his eBay listing, which is code for you might want to make sure you have deep pockets.
It’s a numbers-matching 327/300 4-speed Corvette, for that’s worth, since the seller admits he has never tried to get the engine to fire “so assume a complete rebuild.”
On the bright side, the seller says “the car does roll” and the body “is actually in decent shape” with no major cracks or checking/seam issues.
We’re a little worried about the mention of rust as the seller notes a cursory glance at the bird cage through the glove box did show some rust but he’s “not clear if it is significant or not.” Likewise, he says the frame is in good shape in the front of the car but notes there are a few “soft spots” in front of the rear tires. He believes they can be repaired, but if not, get ready to pay some serious bucks for a new frame.
While we’d love to have a C2 Corvette in nice condition – who wouldn’t? – there are just too many questions for us on this particular example. We’d rather take our money and get one of those great deals being offered on the 2017s and 2018s right now.
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