Few cars conjure up the emotions and imagery that the first generation Corvette does, for many it is the first sports car they ever dreamt of owning. One of the rarest and most sought after of early Corvettes has to be the fuel injected model, as very few fuelies remain today. This 1957 Corvette was discovered in a storage unit, where it has been parked under a cover for a number of years and as it turns out, came from the factory with fuel injection. The original motor has been swapped out for a carbureted unit, but the original motor is still with it. Take a look at it here on eBay.
The current owner’s father pulled the original 283 cui fuelie V8 at some point in the car’s history and thankfully they kept the original block, but sadly the fuel inject system is long gone. These early fuel injection systems were very complicated, which could explain why so few still retain their original injection system. Locating a replacement could be difficult and rather pricey.
After a good cleaning, a service, and some sorting, this Corvette is now running and driving again. It still needs some work, but looks solid. The interior is intact and looks to be in nice shape. It was obviously well cared for by the owner’s father and thankfully the heat of Nevada hasn’t taken its toll.
While this Corvette could use a restoration, we would be tempted to leave it as is and just enjoy it until we found a correct fuel injection system. The seller claims the owner is taking offers, so we aren’t sure if that means they plan to let the auction run its course or if they will sell it out right, so don’t let this one slip away.