You’ve got ’till Sunday to click your red shoes together three times and submit your bid on this 1958 barn find Corvette that was damaged by a storm in Kansas.
No word on whether the Wicked Witch of the West was underneath the car at the time, but you might want to ask the Wizard for some Courage (or at least a few bucks) to tackle this restoration job.
This recent barn find – which, for what it’s worth, has the distinction of being the 20th Corvette produced for 1958 – has provoked pretty good interest on eBay, where 29 bidders had kicked the price up to $18,400 as of 9:15 Eastern Friday morning.
This one won’t win any awards for originality, what with the drivetrain missing, but on the bright side, that just gives the new owner the chance to plop something more powerful and fun under the hood.
The body has seen better days, though the crack on the front fender and hood look very repairable to someone who knows what they’re doing. Speaking of the bonnet, it’s cracked, sure, but it’s still got the one-year only louvered hood in place. Other pieces from the front end will need to be located, like the valance below the grille, three headlight trim rings, among others.
The seller says he has the side trim missing in the photos, of which there are dozens to give a prospective buyer a lot to look at before making a decision, though there’s no mention of the chrome strips that adorned the trunk when this baby was new.
The interior, meanwhile, seems to be pretty much there, though in definite need of some freshening up.
All in all, not too bad for a car that apparently has not been on the road since 1971 based on the Kansas plate still adorning the rear end.
Do you have the Heart and the Brains – and the Courage – to take on this restoration?
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