Boy, does this car bring back memories!
When I was growing up in the 1970s, custom Corvettes painted like this were the rage in the magazines of the day.
Nowadays, no one would even consider painting their C2 that way.
That’s why this 1965 survivor Corvette Sting Ray is such a rare find.
An early ’70s street racer, it was one of the first Corvettes sold by T. Michaelis Motor Sales in Napoleon, Ohio before they became ProTeam Corvette.
It’s for sale on eBay right now, and as of today, the bid had already climbed to $27,900.
The new owner of this Corvette gasser could make a very nice trip back to the groovy days of the 1970s. Austin Powers himself might feel at home behind the wheel, in fact.
The car had the same owner from 1974 to 2013 and has always been garaged. It’s been parked since 1981 so it’s not currently running, though the numbers-matching 327/365 engine does turn over. You’ll also find a 1955 or 1956 Corvette dual quad setup under the hood in place of the original intake and carburetor.
Other notable features include factory power windows, telescoping steering column, 4-speed transmission, and an interior in good shape, the seller says.
“Great car with lots of character!” reads the ad, noting that the Sting Ray was recently photographed for a feature and the cover of Traditional Rod and Kulture magazine.
With just 82,000 miles on the odometer, this Corvette is just getting broken in and is definitely a time-traveling machine to the days when we all wore white leather shoes and bell-bottom pants.