Corvettes on eBay: LS5 1970 Corvette Barn Find


Corvettes on eBay: LS5 1970 Corvette Barn Find

The seller of this 1970 Corvette calls it a true barn find.

If that’s the case, we’d sure hate to see that barn!

Believe it or not, though, this Corvette in Garfield, N.J., has already attracted enough attention on eBay to reach $4,550 – and there’s no reserve, so the high bidder gets to take this “beauty” home.

Of course, when a 454 engine is underneath the hood – a powerplant that pumped out 390 horsepower and 500 ft-lb of torque back in the day – some people tend to forgive other weaknesses of a vehicle.

And in this case, we’d be hard pressed to find any other strengths of this Corvette.

The photos of this car seem to go against the old saying that a photo is worth a thousand words. In this case, the thousand words might be “no” repeated over and over.

As a person who has restored two old cars – a 1970 Impala and a 1979 Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition – I can tell you whoever buys this Corvette better have an endless bank account. There will always be something to do.

Corvettes on eBay: LS5 1970 Corvette Barn Find

The description in the post says the seller has not started the car nor heard it run, and he says it was sitting on a farm stored inside a barn and outside on the farm for over 30 years. Wonder how many animals have made their home in it?

The ad says this Corvette has an automatic transmission, power windows, T-tops – and no keys. My Trans Am likewise had an automatic transmission … that froze in first gear, power windows … that wouldn’t go up and down, and T-tops … that let in enough water during a storm to take a bath. We did have keys for our Pontiac, though.

The point isn’t to downgrade this Corvette. The point is that whoever buys it better be prepared for lots and lots and lots of work to get it looking – and operating – good again.

And we’d love to see that happen.

Wouldn’t you?

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  1. My 72 454 is in ugly shape, the restoration is the fun part!!! I’ll be enjoying a beautiful vette in a couple years, as will the buyer of this one!

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