How cool would it be to have a car used in a Star Trek movie?
How much cooler would it be if that car was a Corvette?
Well, here’s your chance to buy such a car on eBay, the 1965 Corvette convertible that played a prominent role in the early scenes of the 2009 Star Trek Movie.
If you’re a Trekkie, we’re sure you remember a 10-year-old James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine) bouncing through his hometown of Riverside, Iowa, behind the wheel of this Corvette. Unfortunately, the car meets a destructive end in the movie as Kirk jumps out of the car before it plummets 600 feet into a quarry. Fortunately, the car really wasn’t destroyed, though the photos accompanying the current eBay ad do reveal a C2 that is definitely in need of some tender loving care.
Up-close photos reveal that the car, being offered by MotoeXotica Classic Cars, has a lot of chip marks on the paint scattered throughout, especially on the nose and behind the rear wheels, and there are cracks in the fiberglass.
Meanwhile, the interior is missing some hardware on the door panels and the dash is definitely showing its 52 years of age. It’s definitely a Corvette that wouldn’t be nearly as tempting to buy if it weren’t for those 15 minutes or so of fame in the movies!
The current bid has climbed to $25,900, and it’ll be interesting to see what this one winds up going for. It definitely will need a lot of attention to get back to showroom condition but bought at the right price, it could be turned into a real conversation piece at a car show.
By the way, in a scene that didn’t make it into the final cut, we find out that the Corvette belonged to Kirk’s father, George, who dies on a mission in the opening scene.
Afterwards, George’s brother-in-law treats the car like his own. In an act of defiance toward his uncle, Kirk finds the keys while washing the Corvette and decides to take it on a joyride, leading to its destruction. You can watch the Corvette scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie here:
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