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Neil Armstrong's Corvette lands on eBay
FOX News ^ | 05-03-12 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/03/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

It didn’t 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. It’s 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 hasn’t worked since the 1970’s, there’s 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: corvette; ebay; nielarmstrong; roach
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To: Lazlo in PA

Great bug catcher, IIRC!


51 posted on 05/04/2012 2:43:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: JRandomFreeper
"After the way it aged her? Some things you just can't restore."

It was the scarf, as much as the car that "aged" her.

52 posted on 05/04/2012 5:04:53 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: mamelukesabre
"what would cause them to deteriorate?"

An occasional meteor.

53 posted on 05/04/2012 5:07:52 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Lazlo in PA

A slight fixer upper.


54 posted on 05/04/2012 5:08:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"Massive temperature changes everyday since 1969."That's all of 42 days. A moon day lasts one earth year.
55 posted on 05/04/2012 5:09:40 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage
A moon day lasts one earth year.

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.

56 posted on 05/04/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mamelukesabre
technology back then will almost certainly mean a camera made entirely of metal and glass. It will be fine.

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.

57 posted on 05/04/2012 5:57:44 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

You’re right.


58 posted on 05/04/2012 5:58:09 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: smoothsailing

No way Slow Joe has a Firebird!


59 posted on 05/04/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway


Biden wipes down the interior, and picks up any loose change, cigarette butts, and discarded condom wrappers.

60 posted on 05/04/2012 9:19:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Stay Classy, Slow Joe!

Good Grief! Vice President, huh? What a disgrace.


61 posted on 05/04/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

1967 427 Vette Coupe. My absolute all time favorite car and one of the most beautiful cars ever produced in the history of mankind. This will prove to be one of the most beautiful cars EVER to be produced, as we continue to move from style dominated statement cars to appliance-like people movers.

One day I will click a link and see this car after it’s full boat uber-dollar frame-off restoration. Can’t come soon enough. With any luck I will see this at a show, if the buyer doesn’t bury it in his warehouse collection for the rest of my lifetime.

Neil had some great taste.


62 posted on 05/04/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL

Ok, how about this then...

There’s nothing wrong with that vette that a car wash can’t fix.

There, I know I can find something to argue with you about.


63 posted on 05/04/2012 2:24:13 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Lazlo in PA

When I was young and clueless, I bought (very cheap thankfully) a 58 Vette that was fairly ratty on the outside and the frame was either missing or tissue paper thin on the inside. That project got sold before it got finished, LOL.


64 posted on 05/04/2012 2:42:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: hattend

You DO realize that’s from The Onion, don’t you?


65 posted on 05/04/2012 2:45:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
You DO realize that’s from The Onion, don’t you?

Well, I do now.

66 posted on 05/04/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: AwesomePossum
Looks like York and Montgomery from "Bewitched"

It is. Endora gave Darrin (straight Darrin) the car as a present. Turned out she zapped it away from a design studio at GM. Hilarity ensues. (Chevy was the sponsor of "Bewitched" at the time.)

67 posted on 05/04/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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