The Corvette is a true American Classic and is highly sought after, but because of the fiberglass body construction, they can be expensive and difficult to restore. For a project Corvette to be realistic it has to either be a very rare example or be cheap. This 1956 Corvette has been in storage for the past 53 years, but is in rough shape. It has a few rare features and bidding is still relatively low, so this could be a good project. If you are interested in it, it can be found in Gretna, Nebraska and here on eBay.
There were only 3,467 Corvettes built in ’56, all of which came with the 265 cui V8. This one came with the optional dual four 225 hp engine, which is numbers matching, and the two speed Powerglide transmission. It obviously doesn’t run and it’s hard to say what it will need to get it running, but that’s the least of this car’s problems. The frame looks solid, but is covered in surface rust and will need attention. It appears the interior has most of the major components, but is missing a lot of small pieces.
The biggest concern we have has to be the body, which needs major work. It was in an accident as some point, which is probably why it was parked in the first place. The seller has replacement pieces for the more seriously damaged sections and is including them with the car. If you are handy with fiberglass, you could do the work yourself and save some serious money. With early Corvette values so high, we are sure someone will save this one, but it will take the right buyer. What would you be willing to pay for it?