Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Was King Leopold’s Golf Cart

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Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Was King Leopold's Golf Cart


Enthusiasts have always thought driving a Corvette makes them feel like the king of the road.

For this 1955 Corvette currently up for sale on eBay, that statement is quite literally true.

According to the seller, his car was originally owned by King Leopold of Belgium, who used it as a fancy golf cart!

Reportedly the golf bag rack is still on the back of the fully restored car. Documents say it has traveled through Belgium, France, Germany, and Sweden.

Only 700 Corvettes were made in 1955, and this is #239. The white roadster with white top and red interior is fitted with a V8 engine (first year it was offered) and two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and looks to be in great shape, at least from the photos.

Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Fit for a King


After living royally for many years, the Corvette returned to the United States in 1993 and has been restored with matching numbers throughout. It’s also earned some impressive honors since then, including a 98% score by NCRS and a 98%-plus score at Bloomington Gold, along with a 98% Gold Spinner (Triple Crown). The car has also been the celebrity pick at Corvettes at Carlisle by Gary Mortimore of NCRS and National Corvette Museum by retired chief engineer Dave McLellan.

The seller says he’s owned the car for 23 years and has the owner’s manual signed by Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Fit for a King Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Fit for a King Corvettes on eBay: Exported 1955 Corvette Fit for a King

So far, the bids have climbed to $99,999, but reserve still has not been met.

Wonder what it will take to have a new Corvette owner feeling like the king of the road soon?


Source:
eBay via bringatrailer.com

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