1980 Corvettes and I go back a long way. In fact, my first ‘Vette was a red on red ’80 model purchased in 1983 from a Delta Air Lines pilot. I sold it in 1985 with less than 20,000 miles on the clock and have wished ever since I had kept it.
But my “historic 1980 Corvette” doesn’t mean much compared to this 1980 custom Corvette being offered for sale on eBay for the whopping “Buy It Now” price of $250,000. (I sold mine in 1983 for just $11,000.)
You see, the seller confirmed to us that this is not a tribute car but has an actual history that goes back to legendary GM designer Bill Mitchell.
The seller claims the Corvette was a custom build and has covered just 700 miles since 1981.
We don’t know any other details about the car from the eBay listing, though, other than the description “historically significant museum condition.”
However, we can tell from examining the photos that the car has many custom features, including side gills similar to a 1969 Corvette’s, a huge spoiler on the back, and a custom hood that could be hiding a monster engine. It also has a custom cherry red/gold paint job along with custom wheels.
I still like my red 1980 better, but then again Bill Mitchell never sat in mine, either.
The ebay auction for the 1980 Corvette linked to Bill Mitchell ends on March 12th.