Yes, this Corvette is rough. Really rough! But it might be going really, really cheap! It’s located in San Pierre, Indiana, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Maybe it’s the way for you to get into an inexpensive project?
As you can see, there’s a lot of body issues with this car. I don’t know enough about fiberglass refinishing to comment further; I’m hoping some of our readers can fill us in as to what would be necessary here. You have to wonder how it got so abused that the rear badge and some tail lights got broken.
Typically I think of Corvettes as being loved cars; they are usually kept well and not abused. I’d actually like to know the history of this one. The seller took it in on trade. There is supposedly a rebuilt engine and even possibly the transmission, but there’s no guarantee. The seller does tell us it runs well and drives, although apparently the transmission is stuck in drive (how exactly is it starting then?).
The interior may be the scariest part of this car. It’s a wreck! The picture of the wiring hanging down under the dash is truly epic. You’re going to really have to want a Corvette badly to take this one on, but what if it sells for less than $1,000? Would you drag it home?
Here’s the supposedly rebuilt engine. While it does look better than the rest of the car, I wouldn’t count on it being rebuilt. It is nice to see the air conditioning compressor in place and maybe the mechanical components are ok. On the bright side, it does have T-tops that don’t leak, new tires and a new battery, and the aluminum wheels from a later car look to be in nice shape. It also supposedly stops well. What do you think? Does this look like a worthwhile project to you?