eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw

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eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw


You never know where you might find a classic Corvette hiding.

Take, for example, this 1963 Corvette split window coupe up for sale on eBay earlier this week.

The seller was apparently just the second owner after buying it from an 82-year-old man living in a storage container in the middle of “Nowhere, Arizona,” as the original listing puts it.

Corvette Values: eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw


The first owner, who purchased it in August 1963, some 58 years ago, literally had tears streaming down his cheeks as the buyer pulled away with his baby. “Selling us this car was the most emotional decision he has ever made,” he says.

When it left Arizona, the car had already been stripped down to the bare fiberglass, leaving it as “the perfect car to finish it as you wish,” the seller believes.

Corvette Values: eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw


“You can see how nice this car really is cause it has little damage over the years,” he adds.

That positive outlook continues to the frame, where there seems to be no rust and no damage underneath. The car is also apparently one of just 278 Sting Rays produced that year with air conditioning (out of a total run of 21,513 units, including 10,594 coupes).

The photos seem to back up that assessment of the undercarriage, though we wish that he had shown potential buyers a peek at the interior. The only description given is “blue.”

Corvette Values: eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw


The seller offered the car at a “Buy It Now” price of $129,995, though he says “for a short period of time” it can be purchased for $99,000 “as is.” Before the auction was set to end on Wednesday, someone did hit that Buy it Now button and purchased the Sting Ray for the full price.

The description also seemed to offer another alternative which was letting them do the restoration and stated that after new paint, an LS engine (in place of the stock 327 V8 that’s hooked to a four-speed manual transmission and is said to “run great”), suspension upgrade, and complete restoration, the price will jump to $159,000.

Corvette Values: eBay Bidder Pays $129,995 for a 1963 Corvette Split Window in the Raw


We’d prefer to do the restoration ourselves, so we could be in charge of the direction it takes. However, we’re not so sure we’d pay this much for a car that still needs a lot of work. Would you?


Source:
eBay Motors via Barnfinds.com

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Too much money for it, in my opinion, needs paint and other things, not the original engine, has the extra tail lights added, for what you have to put into it, you could probably find one already done for less money.

  2. Somebody with a lot of money to spend is probably going to restomod the car. With restomods going for such high prices, there’s still room for profit.

  3. Car is priced beyond its value based on the condition its in, UNLESS the buyer doesn’t care to restore it to its OEM state, but something around “survivor” condition. Under-carriage looks really good, but the rest of the car is going to need a LOT of restorative work.

  4. NO pictures of the engine or the interior. But it is supposed to be a 327 yet its oil pan is GM Corporate Blue.

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