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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Barn Find Looks Like It’s Been Abandoned for a Long Time

Back in 1963, Chevrolet tried to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Corvette with increased production for this model, so the company manufactured over 21,500 units, an increase of no less than 50 percent from the previous year.
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Out of the entire output, approximately 10,900 units came with a convertible body style, while a little over 10,500 landed as coupes. All models, however, were equipped with 327ci (5.4-liter) engines, and the standard version generated 250 horsepower. The other options in the series developed 300, 340, and 360 horsepower.

What you’re looking at here, however, isn’t a standard ’63 Corvette, but a model that no longer comes with the original engine. Unfortunately, we’re not being told what unit is now responsible for putting the car in motion, but the seller, who posted the Vette on eBay, says it doesn’t run or roll. So theoretically, you’ll also need to take care of transportation, should you decide to buy the car, but also inspect the engine more thoroughly to figure out what needs to be improved under the hood.

Other than that, this ’63 Corvette C2 is in the exact same condition as it was when the current owner discovered it. The frame and the suspension need to be fixed, as per the eBay listing, and the body has minor problems in the front, but nothing that a thorough restoration can’t fix.

The convertible has had the same owner for no less than 52 years and is currently parked in Connecticut, where you can inspect it in person should you want to buy it. Given it doesn’t roll, a flatbed should be used for taking it home, as otherwise, it’ll be a challenge to get it on a trailer.

As for the price, the car is currently being auctioned off on eBay, and the highest bid at the time of writing is $15,100. The online fight for this Corvette is supposed to come to an end in a little less than 4 days.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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