If you’ve ever wanted to own one of the most unusual Corvette show cars ever built, we may have found what you’re looking for. Lot S52 of Mecum’s auction in Anaheim, California on November 15, 2014 is the ‘Outer Limits’, an asymmetrical Corvette show car designed and built by noted customizer and car show promoter Ray Farhner.
Ray acquired a wrecked Corvette split window coupe in 1963 and proceeded to turn it into one of the most unusual show cars you might ever see, one in which the front and rear fascias are asymmetrical from side-to-side. You will note from the photos that the ridge on the front is offset to the driver’s side and the single tail light extends from the passenger side about two-thirds of the way across the rear fascia.
The ‘Outer Limits’ toured the custom car show circuits and was featured in many hot rod magazines in the early and middle sixties. Farhner sold the car, which then bounced around from owner to owner for many years before falling into disrepair and being forgotten. The car was discovered by hot rodder Gary Logan who brought the car back to life in 1979.
As the car is offered by Mecum, it has a 350 cu. in., four bolt main bearing engine coupled to a Muncie M21 four-speed transmission. The interior has white custom leather, red carpet and a custom instrument panel with electronic gauges. In show-car fashion, chrome abounds in the engine compartment and the undercarriage is immaculate.
We don’t know the amount of the Mecum reserve, but we do know the car sold at Auctions of America in Burbank, Calif. in August of 2013 for $47,850 without a reserve.
Should you have any questions, please contact Mecum Auctions. Details of the TV schedule may be found at www.mecum.com. If this is what you’re looking for, don’t let it slip away—chances are pretty good that you won’t find another one like it.