Many of us hate flippers. You know, the guys who pickup cars cheap and then turn around and sell them for a profit. Why do we dislike these lucky fellows so much though? Perhaps we are just jealous we didn’t get there first? Personally, I am a little envious of the person who uncovered this 1962 Corvette and is now selling it here on eBay. Bidding is already at $11,100, so we are sure he is going to make a nice return.
According to seller, this Corvette has sat in a barn for over 35 years. It was only a few miles from their house and many people had tried to pry it out the owner’s hands. The seller finally convinced them and here it is. Originally it was a very nicely optioned convertible with a white over red color scheme, V8 engine, and manual transmission.
Unfortunately, a previous owner decided that a metal flake paint job and hood scoop would spruce things up a bit. We would get rid of both immediately and respray the car in its original white. Also, on the list would be the task of sourcing a new engine and transmission because this one’s are long gone.
Once restored, this Vette will be a looker. We hope the corrosion underneath is minor though because this project is already going to take a large amount of time and money. The seller mentions in the comments at the bottom of the listing that they hope to get around $25k. That seems really high to me for a very rough Corvette. What do you think?