We call this a Corvette barn find, but the truth of the matter is that this 1981 Corvette wasn’t parked in a barn. Instead, it’s been stashed behind a lady’s garage since 1996. This craigslist ad shows the damage that can be done to a Corvette from letting it sit outside for years and years. In the end, this one is worth only $900 as a parts car.
The New York Craigslist ad has several updates to the original listing. The seller appears to have taken possession of the 1981 Corvette and has managed to get out of the lady’s backyard. Not an easy task as it sounds like the garage was built in front of the car. A second update tells us the car has been removed from the backyard:
[quote_box_center]Update: we got the car out from that backyard and brought it back to bellmore. Birdcage looks solid. 58k miles. A tie rod broke in the process of loading it onto the flatbed. Other than that this car is complete. However this is a parts car. No title. No keys. 900 FIRM FIRM FIRM. i may be able to get my hands on the title but as of now its being sold as is and the price reflects that. [/quote_box_center]
No title, no keys, no dice. But that is still a fairly complete-looking 1981. Seems like a shame but it would be a great parts car for someone who buys/restores late C3s.