Skip to comments.Neil Armstrong's Corvette lands on eBay
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
It didnt go to the Moon, but it sure looks like it did.
A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong is being auctioned on eBay.
The blue coupe sat unused in a garage since 1981, before being purchased by its current owner in February of this year. Its in barely running condition, but is mostly original. Aside from a new carburetor, water pump, muffler and wheels, the only major modification is a set of poorly done fender flares.
The fully-documented Vette has a 390 hp 427 cubic-inch V8 running through a four-speed manual transmission and, fitting of a Florida car, factory air conditioning as well as power windows. The odometer shows just 38,148 miles, but as it only has five digits and hasnt worked since the 1970s, theres no telling how much mileage the car really has on it.
According to the seller, the yet-to-be-first man on the Moon took delivery of the Vette in December of 1966 as part of a special program run by Melbourne Chevrolet dealer, Jim Rathman. The enterprising salesman used to offer astronauts a special one year lease deal on Vettes so they would always be seen behind the wheel of the latest model. One of his employees bought the car in 1968 when it was turned in for trade.
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But a day on the Moon lasts about 28 Earth days.
I used to have the Hot Wheels of that car. What model is it?
That is still a lot of temp changes in 43 years.
It is a car Gene Winfield customized called the Reactor. He worked at AMT so this was probably made into a model. If you are bored, look the history of the car up sometime. Very interesting.
one 28th of 43 is 1.5. That the equivalent of 1.5 years of day-night temp changes. That’s not much.
It looks old and dirty, so why doesn’t he just have Jeannie blink it clean and new?
LOL. The Day Night temps you speak of are like 250F to -450F degrees roughly.
minus 250 to plus 250
And that’s all folks...no other stresses or erosions to contend with. No bacteria, molds, fungus, virus, oxygen, water, acids/bases, corrosion, oxidation, etc
technology back then will almost certainly mean a camera made entirely of metal and glass. It will be fine.
Great bug catcher, IIRC!
It was the scarf, as much as the car that "aged" her.
An occasional meteor.
A slight fixer upper.
Not so much. A moon day is about 28 days. At 15700 days since 1969, that would be 560 times it has gone through the massive temp change.
I said the camera would be fine originally. You asked what could cause problems. I gave you a reason.. I'm the car guy here, not the space guy.
No way Slow Joe has a Firebird!
Biden wipes down the interior, and picks up any loose change, cigarette butts, and discarded condom wrappers.
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