This Corvette Only LOOKS Like It Was Driven On the Moon
Neil Armstrong's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray looks like it was driven on the moon. In fact, it was not. But don't let that affect the selling value: As of this writing, with three days and five hours remaining on the eBay clock, you will have to pay more than $249,300 to win/buy this rotting classic. Yes, that is a lot of money to pay for a Corvette that looks as hacked as an early-90s Honda Civic. Plus, it barely runs. And, it's not even the astronaut's car. Mr. Armstrong only drove it for a year, as a gift from Jim Rathman Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida, and it was later purchased by a NASA employee, who we presume was the hack that hacked the fenders and the hood. The current, more web-savvy owner bought the Corvette from the second owner in February 2012 (to make an enormous profit). From him, we gather that the Sting Ray has sat idle in a climate-controlled environment since September 1981. By climate-controlled, we again assume he means hot in the summer and cool (and maybe wet) in the winter, judging by the amount of damage. The soon-to-be-happy current owner has only replaced the bumpers on Armstrong's old Corvette, but says the rest of the car is in mostly original condition. Which means that if you buy this awesome pile of junk, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DUMP EVEN MORE MONEY INTO IT! Still, history and whatnot. For that kind of money, we'd rather have a spaceship. Source: Yahoo Autos, eBay
I have to admit I approached this assignment with some trepidation.