Mecum auctions can get a little crazy. There tends to be a lot of yelling and sometimes bidding can get wild. We have a feeling this 1960 Corvette is going to cause quite a stir when it goes across the block in November. The 283/four speed specification will not be the cause of all the action though, it will be caused by the claim that this Corvette has only covered 70 miles since new.
The auction house claims that this Corvette sat in someone’s yard for over 50 years. The elements had their way with the exposed surfaces, but the underside and internals provide convincing evidence that the odometer reading is true. Still, it is hard to believe that someone would purchase a new car only to park it behind the house.
Unfortunately, there is no mention of documentation to prove the mileage. An original sales invoice is included with the car though, so maybe the original owner’s family could be tracked down and questioned. We are sure there is a good story and it would greatly affect the final bid amount.
This story is hard to digest. It could just be a high mileage Corvette that was parked 70 miles after the odometer rolled over, or it could be one of the best finds this year. Take a close look on the Mecum site and decide for yourself. A special thank you goes to Richard M for sending this in.