You might want to call this the Mossy Vette.
This 1961 Corvette has been parked on the patio in the backyard of the seller for the past 40 years, he says.
Or a “Barn Find without the barn,” as he puts it.
Now it’s up for sale on CraigsList in eastern Pennsylvania.
This one definitely has a long way to go, but the seller – ever the optimist – notes that it has “the perfect patina.”
He says he hasn’t cleaned up the car “as I was considering taking it to Corvettes at Carlisle in the condition it’s in, at least for the sake of the best pictures ever.”
This early gasser is already set up for a big block engine, and the seller even has a 1968 427/435 motor, not to mention new GM heads in the boxes, a new big block crank in the box and “lots of HP GM parts” that he says are available at a few extra bucks if you want to build a gasser.
For the asking price of $24,500 for the car, he is including a cast iron four-speed transmission with shifter, as well as “many additional parts,” including the original radiator support and all the dash parts, door panels, and front bumpers.
He contends the body is in “good condition” and labels the frame as being “very good.”
The car left the factory some 57 years ago with shiny white paint and a red interior, but neither has managed to survive the test of time, to say the least.
This definitely would be a challenge for a restorer, but the seller – ever the optimist again – notes that this vintage yard find barn find is a “find of a lifetime.”
What do you think?