This 1967 Corvette convertible has been sitting patiently for the past 27 years, hoping for someone to get it on the road again.
Now, thanks to an eBay listing that expires Sunday, someone may have the chance to restore or resto-mod this car that had the same owner for the past 45 years.
The second owner bought it in 1971 and drove it in South Carolina until 1989, when he parked it for the next 27 years. He recently passed away, and now the car has been given a tuneup, had all fluids replaced, and the brakes rebuilt with new pads.
“It starts right up and drives well,” the seller says.
Fortunately, by having the same owner for so many years and the car just sitting, many of the original parts remain on the never-been-restored-before vehicle.
This Sting Ray is a hard and soft top car and has the original VIN tag and trim tag, which shows original code 988 Marlboro Maroon paint that seems mostly original, though the tops of the front fenders appear to have been repainted at some point, according to the listing.
The car, which was assembled on Feb. 27, 1967 in St. Louis, also has the original code 420 saddle vinyl interior and original correctly dated seatbelts.
Mechanically, it has the original dated L79 327/350 hp engine, original dated Muncie M21 close ratio transmission, original dated 3.55:1 positraction rear end, original non-DOT Uniroyal Laredo 7.75-15 tires, original DC Rally wheels, and original dated glass, alternator, and overflow tank.
Despite being nearly 50 years old, almost everything still works in the car, according to the seller, who notes that “the only things I’ve found to not work are the radio, clock, and driver’s side interior door handle. Locks work, all windows roll up and down smoothly, gauges work.”
So far, no bids have been placed on the car, though 182 people are watching. The “Buy It Now” price of $49,500 is a little steep, but this one could be nicely restored if someone buys it cheap enough.
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