You never know where a classic Corvette is hiding.
Take, for example, this split-window 1963 Corvette Coupe that went up for sale on eBay earlier this week.
The seller was apparently only the second owner after buying it from an 82-year-old man who lived in a storage container in the middle of “nowhere, Arizona,” as the original listing says.
The first owner, who bought it in August 1963, 58 years ago, literally tears ran down his cheeks when the buyer moved away with his baby. “Selling us this car was the most emotional decision he has ever made,” he says.
By the time it left Arizona, the car had already been stripped down to bare fiberglass, making it “the perfect car to customize,” the seller believes.
“You can see how beautiful this car really is because it has left little damage over the years,” he adds.
This positive outlook continues up to the frame, where there doesn’t seem to be any rust or damage underneath. The car is also apparently one of only 278 air-conditioned Sting Rays produced this year (out of a total of 21,513 units, including 10,594 coupes).
The photos seem to support this assessment of the chassis, although we wish it had given potential buyers a glimpse of the interior. The only description is “blue”.
The seller offered the car at a “buy now” price of $ 129,995, although he says it can be bought “as is” for a “limited time” for $ 99,000. Before the auction was supposed to end on Wednesday, someone hit the Buy Now button and bought the Sting Ray at full price.
The description also seemed to offer another alternative, having them do the restoration, stating that after repainting, an LS engine (instead of the stock 327 V8 attached to a four-speed manual gearbox that supposedly “runs great”), Suspension upgrade and full restoration, price will rise to $ 159,000.
We would like to do the restoration ourselves so that we can determine the direction ourselves. However, we’re not sure we would pay that much for a car that still needs a lot of work. Would you?
eBay Motors via Barnfinds.com
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