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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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.
Stay Classy, Slow Joe!
Good Grief! Vice President, huh? What a disgrace.
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.
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.
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.
You DO realize that’s from The Onion, don’t you?
Well, I do now.
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.)
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