This 1967 Corvette convertible was stored for 15 years after an accident left it with rear-end damage, but now it’s coming out of hiding on eBay to settle an estate in Warner Robins, Ga.
We’re not sure we’d be willing to pay the “Buy It Now” price of $37,500, especially since the seller says the frame is rusted and broken at the dogleg.
He calls it a great restomod candidate, and apparently some folks are agreeing with that assessment as 17 bids have already pushed the offer up to a whopping $29,900 as of this morning, with the bidding coming to a close this Saturday morning.
There could be a legitimate debate both ways on keeping the car original since it has the matching numbers drivetrain intact or taking the restomod route since the frame is going to have to be replaced, along with new fiberglass at the back to fix the damaged rear end. The seller says those panels can be had for $1,500, plus the cost of installation.
Speaking of the original drivetrain, the seller says he lubed the engine and it “runs great!!” and “does not smoke or make unusual noises.”
While the interior looks pretty decent with a cursory glance, a closer examination shows rusty screws on the dash, indicating to the folks at barnfinds.com that moisture has been able to get into the car, possibly through a window partially down.
Barnfinds.com asked its readers to comment on the car, and one named Ben believes it’s possible to get a better car and that this one “appears to be a minefield of hidden trouble.”
On the other hand, Bill says it’s “not a terrible job to change a frame,” but he believes restoring the original drivetrain “is a $30k proposition minimal and it’s a small block to boot – they just don’t bring that kind of money – so I would say you will be upside down from day one.” He believes the restomod route might be smarter especially with the salvage title issues due to the wreck years ago.
Dave C, though, believes with the original engine and transmission intact, “there is no way it should be turned into a resto-mod!”
So, what’s your take on this ’67 barn find in Georgia?
eBay via BarnFinds.com
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