Unrestored, Unused, Unsoiled – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

1967 Chevrolet Corvette CoupeIt is both baffling and somewhat reassuring that many fantastic classic cars were bought new for not insignificant sums of money and then used so sparingly, a few miles at a time, that years later they are almost completely unspoiled. This car is a particularly extreme example of that strange habit. In 1966, a 30 year old US Marine went to Vegas, won $5,000 in a slot machine, and bought his dream car. It was a 1967 Corvette Coupe finished in Ermine White with a red stinger. A 427/390, the car had the M20 4-speed, 3.36 Positraction rear end, tinted glass, telescopic steering column, AM/FM radio, side pipes and bolt-on wheels. Its eccentric owner drove his Corvette only for a few months, and then people just stopped seeing it. He claimed that he no longer owned it, and it was only after his death in 2011 that the truth came out.

All along, the Corvette had been tucked away in his garage under a car cover and Marine Corps flags. It is thought that after initially putting it away, he drove the car only late at night for some time before putting it away for good as the 3,000-mile mark approached in the mid-1980s. And there it sat, barely touched, away from the elements. If you’re a sucker for originality, it doesn’t get more original than this because it is an almost factory fresh ’67 big block Corvette with under 3,000 miles. The folks at Mecum must be staying extra careful when moving this car, though, because the odometer reads 2,996. Unbelievable.

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is offered for sale at the upcoming Mecum Houston sale, scheduled for April 10-12, 2014.

[Source: Mecum]

Comments

  1. Um, don’t you think the header should read: Unrestored, Unused, Unspoiled. Unsoiled sounds like no one lost control of their bodily functions in this car.Just sayin’.

  2. Stephen Swain says:

    Here’s my guesstimate: At least USD 250,000 for this car. Maybe more. Certainly not less.

  3. shame it’s white

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