C2 Project: 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray

Bidding is light for this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but it’s still commanding just under $8,000 at the moment despite needing its frame replaced. The Corvette comes with relatively few parts and has been languishing in this state for a few years. The seller purchased it from an individual that acquired it from a supervisor on a construction site, and it’s beginning to seem like no one wants to rescue it. Find the Corvette here on eBay located in Saint Charles, Illinois.

The seller shares that he intended to convert the Corvette into a period resto-mod, a good plan given the extent of work needed to address the bad frame. However, time and life got the better of him, and a pending move means the car has to go. The interior is bare and not much in the way of parts is included, but it does come with that sweet hardtop.

The seller notes it will come with a glove box door, but that’s it for the inside. The Stingray obviously has issues, but despite the frame rust, the body looks acceptable – and like some prior bodywork has been performed. About the only saving grace is that it comes with a clean Illinois title, so it does have that going for it.

No engine or transmission is included, either, so you really are buying a blank canvas. Of course, an OEM-spec interior is the only way I see to go inside, but the engine choices certainly open up a bit when you don’t feel restricted to keeping a matching numbers assembly.


  1. bob

    I’m sitting here reading this just shaking my head. Someone will have to trade their first born to have working headlights again. Try and find a gauge cluster without loosing one of your arms or a leg. then hanging quarters, well a pain in the ole back side there. At least it’s got rear bumper-ets. Oh yea, I forgot for a minute it needs a frame. Well, after paying to much for it the new owner can spend maybe 100 large and probably be able to sell it for about 65 to 75. Good luck to whoever.

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  2. 86_Vette_Convertible

    A nice Roadster Shop frame or one of the others will set you back around $10K to start and another $3-$5K to get it all set up right. Now add another $10K or thereabouts for a suitable drive train. Now add for the required interior, paint and body work, add all the missing things and you’ll likely exceed Bob’s guesstimate by and extra $10K-$15K (best guess). I think unless you have a stash of C2 interior and exterior parts, this will either be a ‘gotta have this one’ or a money pit.

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    • George mattar

      C2 interior parts are $$$$$$ gauge cluster very expensive. New frame. No engine. No trans. Parts car at best, even a 65 Corvette. No more orig black glass out there either.

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  3. DS

    it will be back on eBay next year by the winning bidder this year

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  4. DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

    What I see here is a basis for a vintage racer.
    Way too much is needed to get back to where it started, so may as well go “Resto-Mod” or make a competition car out of it.
    Stock? Fuggeddabouddit.

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  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    This car was obviously used for parts to build the nice one he has hidden in a barn on the other side of his property.

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  6. Bodyman68

    Id resto mod it, ls engine, 6 speed ,new upgraded frame and drive it.
    Paint it later

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  7. TimM

    Another high priced shell that needs everything!!!!

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    • Steven Ligac

      Doggone right, Tim.

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