UPDATE 7/11/12 – It has been relisted, but with the BIN lowered to $3,295.
We have found countless numbers of really amazing and interesting Corvettes over the past year, but few have confused and fascinated us more than the Corvette Sport Wagon. In the past year we have only come across one of these Corvette Sport Wagons and that one’s seller was asking an incredible $50,000. We just found another 1973 Corvette Sport Wagon and while this one is missing a lot of important parts, it’s being offered here on eBay with a BIN of $4,995.
There isn’t much information about these Vette wagons, but from what we have been able to discover it seems that these were a conversion kit. Some sources claim there were only 10 of these cars ever built, which would explain why we have only seen one other one. This car is sadly missing a lot of crucial pieces, such as the engine and transmission. The seller included photos of the VIN plates, so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out what engine this car should have in it. We aren’t sure the effect this will have on the value of the car after being restored.
Just as with the engine bay, the interior is missing a lot of parts. However, there appear to be more than a few boxes of parts in the car, so maybe the rest of the interior is in boxes. We assume that someone started restoring this car, but lost interest. We wish people would learn to at least keep all the parts with the car, so that someday the car might actually end up being put back together. Where this car is missing so many pieces, we would build the car the way we want it and not worry so much about originality. What would you do? Go for originality or build it the way you want?
After some major work, this Corvette will definitely turn heads and if it’s true that there were only 10 built you probably won’t ever see another one at your local car show. We aren’t sure what the current value of a project Corvette Sport Wagon is, so we aren’t really sure if it’s a steal or a rip off. We doubt there is a huge market for shooting brake Corvettes, but you never know, this car might someday be worth big money. What do you guys think? Is this car worth the asking price?