I’ve been wondering ever since I saw this dilapidated Corvette convertible why it’s listed for so much money. The auction is here on eBay, and it’s located in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Maybe there’s something special about this car that I don’t know?
When I first saw the lead picture, I thought perhaps those were racing stripes across the hood–but they weren’t, that’s just the shadow of someone’s truck rack. Perhaps this ‘Vette has the rare privacy rear window option? Nope, just an old, tired, top. Maybe the car went so fast the paint back here just blew off? No, this car isn’t going anywhere right now–look at the next picture!
As a matter of fact, this car hasn’t gone anywhere in a while! That’s right, there’s no engine or transmission! Come to look a little further and there’s a lot of other stuff missing as well! The seller actually uses the phrase “there are a lot of parts that haven’t been robbed.” Ouch!
Yup, that’s rust underneath. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that a Corvette isn’t all fiberglass. Actually the seller is very forthcoming here and explains that not only is the frame rusty, it’s actually missing the rear section all together! How did that happen? Was it a rare factory weight reduction program for increased performance? Naw, I doubt that. The seller tells us that they have a C2 rear frame section to include in the sale, but it’s rusty on the bottom as well! What IS good about this car?
The floor has been cut at the shifter hole and also behind the seats in small areas (for a roll bar, perhaps? Maybe it is a race car after all? Just kidding). The seat tracks are rusty and you can see the damaged seat upholstery in this shot. So why does someone think this car is worth so much money?
This is that rear frame section they are including. The seller also tells us that the headlight assemblies will have to be replaced as well. All in all, there’s a lot to be done here. What do you think this car is really worth? Let us know in the comments!