If you have a couple of weekends to spare, this one should be easy-peasy. This gorgeous hunk of burning love is (was) a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. Ha, hey, I kid you not! This hot number is listed on eBay with a current bid price (Really? There’s a current bid?!) of just under $700, or approximately 1/1,000,000th of the tears that had to have been shed when this one went up in flames. It’s located in beautiful Fort Valley, Georgia so you can get a few estimates on shipping (“Hi, do your drivers carry a big dust pan?”).
I’m tellin’ ya, 3-4 tubes of JB Weld, maybe a few Q-Tips, and you’ll be in business. Seriously though, I can’t imagine the heart-wrenching nightmare that it must have been for the seller of this fairly-recently-restored, numbers-matching gorgeous Corvette to have his shop burn with this perfectly-restored car inside! Is that not one of our greatest nightmares as car guys and gals? Thank goodness nobody was hurt, from what I’m guessing, but wow, what a horrible loss here.
The photo above is not the burned car, but it’s probably similar to what it would have looked like prior to the fire. Ugh. Why couldn’t a warehouse full of Kias have been sacrificed instead?! (kidding, you Kia lovers). It was sure one gorgeous car.
The seller says that the “frame still looks good as does the drive-train. If someone had a good body, this would be a good frame to set it on.” I know that most people like a thin, old-school steering wheel, but this one is maybe a bit too thin. You can see that the wheels are also pretty much gone so you’ll have to source those, along with a new body and, and, and.. But, there have to be a ton of great, usable parts on this car. I wonder how much this one will sell for?
You can see that mice have gotten in there and, no wait, that’s melted fiberglass! What a hot mess. There are a million unintended, unwarranted, and probably unwanted, jokes here, like when the seller mentions that this is a relisting because the previous “winner who won it last time wasn’t able to pick it up.” Insert a spatula joke here. But, this really is a shame of the first magnitude in the car world. Hagerty lists the value for a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette in #3 “good” condition (I’m assuming the restored car was closer to excellent condition) with a 283 V8 with a single four-barrel as being $45,900. What would be your guess as to what this charred car is worth? What’s worth saving on this Corvette that you can see from the photos?