Just because a car is a barn find doesn’t mean that it’s original and unmodified. We have seen a number of barn finds that were restored prior to being parked and some had even underdone the process more than once. Finding a true survivor stashed away is a special event, especially when it’s a 1966 Corvette. This ’66 Corvette was rescued from this barn in 2010 and was awarded its Bloomington Gold Survivor Certificate in 2012. This authentic survivor is now being offered here on eBay.
After freeing it from its resting place, the new owner went about the task of getting it back on the road. They took great care to make sure they kept everything as original as possible. They rebuilt the original water pump, installed a new battery, had a new exhaust system installed, cleaned and detailed the entire car, and left everything else as found.
The 350 horsepower 327 V8 is the original and is now running strong. The odometer currently reads just 46k miles and there is plenty of documentation to prove it. To achieve Gold Survivor status the majority of the vehicle must still be factory original and this one easily achieves this requirement both inside and out.
The interior looks fantastic, especially given how damaged the convertible top is. The original top is still on the car and retracts and stows as it should, but it won’t be keeping any of the elements out any time soon. The seller claims all the original gauges, switches, and levers still work as they should and even the radio can put out a tune or two.
It’s amazing to see how well this one is preserved, especially the interior. The paint and underside don’t look the best, but you can’t help but appreciate the originality. However, I’m left questioning whether the originality makes it work $60k, especially when you can pick up a driver quality ’66 Vette for nearly $20k less. Do you think the asking price is justified here or is this seller dreaming?