Corvettes on Craigslist: Moss-Covered 1961 Corvette Was Parked for 40 Years

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Corvettes on Craigslist: Moss-Covered 1961 Corvette Was Parked for 40 Years


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.”

Corvettes on Craigslist: Moss-Covered 1961 Corvette Was Parked for 40 Years


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.

Corvettes on Craigslist: Moss-Covered 1961 Corvette Was Parked for 40 Years


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?

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Source:
cnj.craigslist.org

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Absolute disgrace. This whole “patina” thing is bull shit. No Corvette was ever meant to look like this let alone serve as an excuse to make an easy buck for a lazy and neglectful owner. Change my mind.

  2. Since you’ve been dreaming 40 years, keep on dreamin old man, the theme fits you well. Who can buy an old Corvette gasser for less than 24K… and not have to work on it for year before you race it? You can tell the Author knows very little about Corvettes or he wouldn’t have presented it this way. His tongue in cheek sarcasm was’t a bit funny nor does it excuse him from the reality that this cars’ value is nowhere near their portrale… even if you are a tiny bit humorous.

  3. The owner lists the car as ‘clean’ ! Its a bucket of mouse turds and mold. It will take over 200 k to put that THING back.

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