The Washington-based classic car dealer selling it says that he came across it piled under a bunch of junk around 10 years ago, when he was checking out a different car.
The first-year split-window coupe had been purchased new by the owner and not driven since 1972, but was heasent to sell it up until last year.
The Corvette is equipped with the 300 HP 327 cubic-inch V8 and a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. It was originally silver, but was painted green at the dealership before it was delivered to its first owner.
The current owner got the engine running again, but says it needs to be restored. The rest of the car wears a heavy patina and a fair amount of rust, but the bodywork and glass are in good shape and the only real rust issue can be found on one of the B-pillars.
Although it needs a fair amount of work to get there, the Hagerty Price Guide estimates that one of these in perfect condition could be worth over $150,000. As of this post, the Ebay auction for this unique survivor that runs through June 17 was at $52,800.Categories: Blog