Most of the time, we tell you about classic Corvettes that need some serious restoration.
But not in this case.
This Oregon-based Corvette currently sports a 283 V8 engine that was originally fuel injected, but now has a four-barrel carburetor and electric fuel pump installed three years ago. It also has a 4-speed manual transmission and a 4:11 Posi-traction rear end.
Included with the car (chassis #E57S103933) will be a fuel injection unit (#70114960), so it could become a fuelie again if desired by the new owner. The deal will also come with the original radiator with tag included, a GM fuel-injection overhaul gasket kit, new shifter linkage assembly, extra fuel filter canister, correct model year jack, and one original wheel, along with a collection of 1957 Corvette models and kits acquired over a 20-year period.
The most obvious update is the metallic red paint done by a previous owner in 1972. We aren’t told what the original color was.
Over the years, an aluminum radiator, 1959 Corvette brakes and backing plates, Torq Thrust wheels, and a column-mounted tachometer have also been added.
The interior isn’t all original, but it contrasts nicely with the candy apple red paint, especially the Al Knoch seat covers.
The car appears to have been taken care of through the years, including by the seller who has owned it for the past 12 years. Before that, it resided in Nevada for more than 20 years. The current owner says he’s driven it just 1,500 miles during that time (the odometer shows 51,000 miles) but notes that he has cranked it up every three weeks, which hopefully would help keep all the parts lubricated and dry-rot free.
It looks like someone may get a good deal on this car as the current bid is $25,000, with activity scheduled to end Friday, March 8.