A 1965 Corvette convertible barn find crossed the block a few days ago at Vicari Auctions’ annual fall auction at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.
But it proved to be a no-sale.
It’s always sad to see a classic Corvette just wasting away in a field.
But this story, reported by Al Rogers in Old Cars Weekly, offers hope for a happy ending for a 1967 Corvette roadster that’s been sitting in a grassy field for more than 30 years.
There isn’t anything that stirs the imagination of a car enthusiast quite like the thought of finding an original barn car. Well, we’ve found one for you and it looks like this find is a keeper. Locked away in dusty Las Vegas area barn is this Silver/Red 1961 Corvette roadster. It hasn’t started, moved or seen a road in 44 years, but now it can be yours if you’re the highest bidder on eBay.
Here’s a sad sight for any Corvette lover. These pictures, posted on the Corvette Forum, show a 1963 Split Window Coupe that appears to have been stripped and forgotten. Unlike the 1963 SWC that was spotted on Google Street View back in 2009, we don’t have an address on this barn/field car and that’s a shame as this Corvette deserves to be saved.
Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns
Visitors to Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall this year were immediately greeted by barn fresh and very rare 1957 fuel injected Corvette recently rescued from years of storage before reaching the main display area. The car was presented with all the dirt, dust, and debris still present on it. The Bloomington Gold folks were taking a survey to learn the public’s opinion on what to do with the car. To help out, take the survey after the jump and we’ll forward on the results.
The 1961 Corvette continued its design evolution with the model year becoming the first C1 without the distinctive teeth grill as well as the first year to feature dual tail lights. However, my Black Book says nothing about a LEER camper option which makes me think this could be an aftermarket modification. The ad just hit Craigslist last night but you’ll find the description to be incredibly terse for someone trying to sell a classic Corvette.
There is a song by Pearl Jam called “Soon Forget” that opens with these lines: “Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette. Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.” I was immediately reminded of those lyrics when I came across this 1958 Corvette barn car that was sold at a Canadian auction over the weekend.