Article contributed by Steve Burns
Our recent batch of celebrity-owned Corvettes for sale continues to grow. First it was Slash’s black 1966 coupe. Next up was Ace Frehley’s ’78 Pace Car. Now currently on EBay is a 1970 Corvette built for Hollywood’s Farrah Fawcett by hot rod guru George Barris.
Farrah Fawcett was one of the stars of TV’s Charlie’s Angels, movies, and the famous red swimsuit poster (search Google for it at home, not while at work). Sadly, she passed away back in 2009. George Barris is widely considered to be the king of custom cars. His notable creations include the original Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, and Black Beauty from the original Green Hornet series among numerous other famous customs.
The “Foxy Vette” features green paint with pin stripes, a 4 speed transmission, custom Greenwood-style bodywork, a mobile phone, TV, and an interior covered in miles of fur. Motor size isn’t mentioned, but it appears to be a 350 based on the photos. The current owner states that it will need a little TLC once the new owner takes possession as it looks like it has been sitting outside for quite some time.
So how much for this celebrity-owned Corvette? The Buy-it-Now price is just $1,200,000. No, that’s not a typo. Now here’s the interesting part: is this actually Farrah’s Corvette? Spend some time Googling the subject are you’ll see that this car has been discussed at length on numerous occasions in the past. Some say it is, and some say it isn’t.
The EBay listing doesn’t contain a whole lot of information and neglects to mention any type of concrete documentation linking the car to Barris or Fawcett. One would think that a seven-figure Buy-it-Now would elicit a few more details (and proper grammar) in the ad. On the flip-side we all know that undocumented cars have sold for hefty sums in the past. Plus, if you study the 1970’s photos well and compare them to the photos in the ad, you will notice that every detail or the original is still present on this car.
Million dollar Corvettes are pretty rare. Those sky high values are typically reserved for Grand Sports, significant race cars, and styling cars, but some others have brought $1,000,000+ as well. Is this the real “Foxy Vette”? We’re going to leave that up to you and the prospective bidders to decide. Whatever the case, please do your homework before throwing down $1.2 million a Corvette. The auction ends March 8th at 8:22:59 PST.