EVALUATION : Unrestored original | A barn-find ‘67 convertible used until the mid-1990s then stored until 2015. Cracked, crazed, rubbed throughout and faded original paint with some barn dust sprinkled on for effect. The chrome is decent for original. Some surface rust on the wheels. Faded dash and gauges, and there are scratches on a lot of the trim, but the seats look remarkably good and may be replacements. A seemingly complete and reasonably solid project car.
BOTTOM LINE : While a dusty barn find certainly makes a statement in an otherwise glossy high-dollar auction environment like Gooding & Company, L79 Corvettes aren’t exactly rare. It isn’t a unique buying opportunity, and this car didn’t make the same kind of statement as something like a similar-condition
Ferrari would have. It’s for someone explicitly interested in a C2 project, and the new owner didn’t get carried away with bidding. Project car, project-car money.