Only 6,339 Corvettes left the St. Louis factory during the 1957 model year, so anytime an example of this classic convertible sports car hits the market, it’s worth taking a look.
Considered a milestone year for the Corvette, the ’57 marked the debuts of two important options, fuel injection and four-speed manual transmission.
This barn find is a little rough, and details are sketchy at best. The seller out of Tucson, Arizona does tell us that it still retains its original drivetrain, some 64 years later. He says it’s a 245 horsepower engine hooked to a three-speed manual transmission, so if that’s the case, it would be a 283 V8 (costing an extra $150.65 back in the day) that was just one notch higher than the 220 horsepower 283 that was standard. Five other engine options were available for ‘57, including a 270 horsepower carbureted 283 and four fuel-injection models that created anywhere from 250 to 283 horsepower.
It’s listed on Facebook Marketplace, where the asking price is $35,000:
Only four photos of the car are included with the listing, so it’s really hard to tell much about it, other than that there have been some previous attempts at getting the body ready for a new paint job.
Potential buyers do get a good look at the engine compartment, though it would be worth making a phone call to find out more details.
Unfortunately, the photos don’t show the interior of the car, but based on the exterior, it’s likely to need a complete overhaul.
It’s likely someone could spend a lot of money fixing up this car, but with prices on the internet ranging anywhere from $57,995 all the way to $160,000 for nice examples, it appears that this might not be a bad deal.
Would you take on the challenge?
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