How many true unrestored C2 Corvettes are still out there?
Well, there’s at least one residing in Sherman, Texas.
This blue 1965 Corvette (which has had the same owner since 1965, according to the eBay listing) is being offered after sitting in the garage since 1976.
That was the year when the owner had a minor accident, damaging the left rear quarter lower half and apparently prompting him to stop driving the car.
Now, that same owner is in his 70s and has decided this is the time to sell his rolling piece of history.
According to the ebay listing, which runs out Thursday, Dec. 28 at 5:38 p.m. ET, the car hasn’t been started for 41 years, but on a positive note, the engine isn’t locked up and will still turn over. “We put it in fourth gear and rocked the car; engine is free,” the listing agent says, noting that the long-time owner said it was running fine when he parked it in 1976. “I’m most certain it would run with fresh gas and a few precautions one should take before trying to start a car that has been sitting that long. I told him not to try & start it. That most potential buyers would want it as is untouched.”
By the way, the engine, transmission, radiator, alternator, and Holley carburetor are all said to be original.
That engine, a 327/365hp version mated with a four-speed transmission, is said to be bone stock and “has never even had a valve cover off.” The car has four-wheel disc brakes, factory air (which was said to be working fine back in the day but likely needs Freon now), and the radio delete option to explain why there’s no shielding around the distributor.
Further describing the Sting Ray coupe, the person handling the sale of the car says that while the engine is covered in mice debris, no wires are chewed on. The car seems to be in original condition, with even the factory hubcaps still in the car. One change is that the owner installed glass packs in 1968 but they are bolted on, not welded, so they could be easily removed.
Not surprisingly, interest has been strong in such an original car that appears to need just an overall freshening up, repairs from the 1976 accident and then a paint job, and perhaps some interior work. Bidding had climbed to $40,100 as of the morning of Dec. 27.
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