Back in the day, a lot of car magazines featured C3 Corvettes painted wildly.
The Stingray just seemed to be one of those cars that was perfect for painting that way. We remember one in particular painted red, white and blue with white stars on it.
Now you can take another trip back to the Psychedelic ’70s in this 1971 Corvette Coupe.
This custom 1970 Corvette was available on eBay and the auction ended earlier morning. There were 0 bids placed on the car which had a starting price of $10,000. Interested parties can contact the seller directly at 646-670-2890.
Unfortunately, the owner says he garaged the car for 32 years under two covers, not looking underneath for a long time.
When he finally did, he discovered the colorful paint job had been ruined in many areas by moisture.
“I had no idea this would happen,” he laments.
While the paint needs to be stripped and sprayed again, the body, which has remained in good shape, has potential with custom work up front and a back rear spoiler with 1966 Pontiac GTO lights.
Fortunately, though, the owner says the interior of the car, which remained airtight through the years, is “still beautiful.”
That interior was custom made with full western sences sewn in velvet behind the seats and rear window, all hand done with more than 450 buttons sewn into the gold velvet seats, dashboard, and door panels.
“The interior needs very little tender care, but it’s beautiful,” the owner says.
Meanwhile, lurking under the high rise hood is a 454 two four-barrel engine with chrome side headers. The numbers-matching powerplant ran the last time it was started in 2004, but the owner says it’s not running now and the carbs need to be rebuilt.
This Corvette is being sold as is, but the owner says it has potential.
We’d be inclined to believe that someone could bring this blast from the past into 2015 with a little tender loving care.
After all, not too many ’71s are two-owner cars with just 56,804 miles on the odometer.
Couldn’t you just see Elvis behind the wheel?