1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed

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1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed


You never know what you might find lurking behind an old building.

In this case, parked under the remains of a collapsed lean-to, and covered with leaves, dirt, and weeds, a 1959 Corvette in need of a whole lot of tender loving care.

The survivor has made its way to Hemmings.com, for sale out of Florida at the price of $26,500.

1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed


That seems a little high, but a quick search on the Internet found several nice examples going from $65,000 to $115,000 so maybe there is room not to go too far upside down after restoration.

It’s going to take a lot of money to bring this car back to the Land of the Living, but the seller claims that despite the neglect, apparently for years, the body of this barn find Corvette is actually in “very nice condition.”

While he notes that it comes with both the convertible top and the hardtop, it’s hard to describe the current soft top as anything but a “rag top” in the truest sense of the word, as it is literally in shreds.

1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed


He says the car is “95% complete,” but if that’s the case, then that last 5% needs a whole lot of love.

The new owner will get the engine, transmission, radiator, intake, and carburetor, but the seller then notes that it is “NOT” the original.

We’re also a little worried when he says the frame is “rusty.” We do agree, however, with his supposition that this would make a great restomod project, but at what cost?

If you enjoy a challenge, then this barn find ragtop might be just the ticket for you, though we’d definitely try to lower that price some.

1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed
1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed
1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed
1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed 1959 Corvette Found Under the Remains of a Florida Lean-To Shed


Source:
Hemmings via BarnFinds.com

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Picture 11 shows the rear corner of a ’61 or ’62 beside it. Be interesting to see more pictures of it.
    Picture 12 shows a ’70, ’71 or ’72 in even worse shape. Wonder if it came from the same yard.

  2. ….it wil take a lot of dollars…..com one guy’s somme elbow grease and a lot of engagemend take’s you almost the hole 9 yard’s….it wil cost but not as much as thy make you beleve…

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