Will the world ever run out of “barn find” Corvettes?
Here’s yet another 1967 Sting Ray convertible said to have been pulled out of storage for the first time since the mid-‘80s.
The best thing about this vintage C2 Corvette is that it’s a matching-numbers car, with its original L79 327/350 horsepower engine and Muncie 4-speed manual transmission still in place.
The problem is that the seller admits it “will need lots of work to get it back up running and driving.”
Another concern is the rusty frame that rears its ugly head in some of the photos on the listing on eBay, where the car is being advertised for $34,000 though the “Make Offer” button has been activated. However, the seller claims the frame is “solid with no holes” and that the all-important birdcage remains in “excellent condition.”
If you’re interested in redoing this car as a restomod, the seller is willing to buy back the complete rolling chassis with driveline for $3,000 and is also interested in any of the original parts not needed by a new owner.
The car left the St. Louis factory some 54 years ago with Elkhart Blue paint, the second rarest color that year with 1,096 units (behind only the 815 coated in Tuxedo Black). It also has a Dark Teal Blue interior, though it will need extensive restoration with new seat covers, door panels, and carpet just for starters. It also has an original GM big block hood and both hardtop and soft top, and a pair of front bumpers and brackets are included in the sale.
It may look neglected now, but we can’t help but think how beautiful this vintage Sting Ray has the potential to become. It’s just a matter of some hard work and someone willing to invest the dollars necessary for a make-over. Will that be you?