We all dream of being able to buy a Corvette barn find at an affordable price, and that’s what this youtuber named “C3 Stingray” was hoping when he learned of a C2 Corvette being sold at a household auction not far from him.
When he got to the auction, he was greeted by this worn and dusty Nassau Blue 1965 Corvette convertible that was sitting out in the yard.
The Sting Ray was a one-owner car and the youtuber says the seller claimed that it was stored indoors, which he questions based on the condition. The rust on the car appears to be mostly surface rust he says and saw no areas in the frame that were rusted through.
The car did have some damage as it had hit a deer once upon a time, which caused the bonding strips to separate on the driver’s side quarter panel. The rear end had also locked up and the car needed to be dragged from its resting place out to the yard for the sale.
As the sale for the car started, the auctioneer read off some of the documentation on the car that included the Pocket Guide to the AM/FM radio from AC Delco and a payments book to Farmers and Merchants Bank of Carlisle which showed the payments made by the owner on the 1965 Corvette.
C3 Stingray goes all around the car and even checks out the interior. He didn’t get the full auction for the car on camera but we learned that the selling price was $21,000.
Unfortunately, that price ended up being out of his range and he had commented on his plan before the sale had started:
It seemed like if it could be bought cheap enough it would be worth it. My wife and I had devised a plan if it didn’t go any more than ten thousand dollars we were gonna try to buy it but I think we were dreaming. There were a lot of interested people here despite the fact this car was in the shape it was in.
Wouldn’t you love to come across a backyard auction like this? Let me know if you ever have in our comments section below.
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