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Neil Armstrong's 1967 (Read 2535 times)
May 3rd, 2012 at 1:57pm
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Reply #1 - May 3rd, 2012 at 3:00pm

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Looks like Neil didn't take care of it very well Sad
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Reply #2 - May 3rd, 2012 at 3:40pm

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what a POS!!! I bet even ProTeam would pass on this turd!! but in fairness to Neil Armstrong, the write up says he onlt owned it for a year then turned it in and besides in 1967/8 a used Corvette was not that big of a deal and the "collector" market for these cars wasn't even heard of.
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Reply #3 - May 3rd, 2012 at 8:49pm

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I heard it may be a scam!
 

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Reply #4 - May 4th, 2012 at 5:21am
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ve77er wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 3:40pm:
but in fairness to Neil Armstrong, the write up says he onlt owned it for a year then turned it in

Yeah Chris the article and ebay listing are misleading.  Neil Armstrong only drove the car, it really shouldn't be stated as his.  After he turned it back an employee of the dealership bought it.  For most of it's life (since 1981) it sat in a garage.  So it really is a Corvette Neil Armstrong drove but is not really "Neil Armstrong's Corvette".

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Reply #5 - May 4th, 2012 at 6:00am
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That's just an ugly model. looks like our old datsun 240z. the change they made in 68 sure saved it cause no telling what the fate of the corvette would have been had they continued with that style. and this one is a major project. not a single thing on that car that isn't worn out. you'd spend 100k and 5 years just making it road worthy. what a waste.

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Reply #6 - May 4th, 2012 at 6:16am

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I did see that car on yahoo yesterday.  It would be a challenge to restore.  It does still look all original but not at that reserve price. I work with a guy in our operations department who also has his original owner 67 corvette with a 427 engine that he claims he raced back then. It has been in his barn/garage since I have known him for 31 years. I have myself never seen it but a friend has and he said the car is trashed out but the owner keeps saying he is going to restore it.  He is in his early 60'a like me and is not a mechanic. Just another classic rotted away and doomed to be a junker.
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Reply #7 - May 4th, 2012 at 7:16am
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IMO, cars like that are already junkers. I'd hate to even begin looking for rust on that thing. probably passed the point of no return. Neil ought to convince NASA to drop it off on the moon and then it might be worth something.

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Reply #8 - May 4th, 2012 at 9:15am
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Rick, I know what your saying.  There are Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson in mint condition which don't bring the price the joker selling this one wants.  A quarter million and the reserve is not met. Shocked  He must think because Armstong drove it a short time the rust, dirt, grime and overall bad condition ADDS to the price rather than SUBTRACTS from it.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is a SCAM as Jon has heard!!

Also it is truly amazing how many old cars rust and rot away to nothing sitting in barns/garages waiting on the owner to "restore" them. Shocked

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Reply #9 - May 6th, 2012 at 4:45pm
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Bidding ended at $250,090 without meeting the reserve. Shocked  Listed 73 bids from 43 bidders.  WOW some people must have actually wanted this "piece of history".  I mean Neil Armstrong never really owned it he just drove it for a year. Roll Eyes  For $250K they could get a VERY VERY nice, clean, restored or new car! Wink  Much preferred to this POS junker, I would think, at least for me.

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Reply #10 - May 7th, 2012 at 6:15am
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that's weird Dale. I can't believe someone would even offer that much. that tells you that there's a lot of stupid people out there with entirely too much money.

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Reply #11 - May 7th, 2012 at 10:39am
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lot of stupid people out there with entirely too much money.

More money than brains.  Especially to offer that kind of money on that junker.

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