This 1963 Corvette has a 1972 Nova SS engine

Despite empty tires, a dead battery, and leaking coolant, this classic Chevy Stingray sports car is getting a lot of attention on eBay.

A barn finder car is always exciting. These can often be some very interesting and exciting cars that have sat for many years without anyone knowing they existed. A great place to find these cars is eBay, and this Chevrolet Absolutely no exception. This cool car is a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which has an interesting secret. Under the hood of this car is the 350 SBC engine from the 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS.

The ins and outs of this find the barn

The eBay listing for this car says it hasn’t been in business in 10 years, and there are reasons for that. It obviously had a noticeable coolant leak the last time the car was actually driven. Then the owner stopped the car and was unable to check or repair it. What the listing says is that the Corvette did well before it was finally discontinued and left to gather dust. Additional details show that the car will need towing thanks to punctured tires and an empty battery, and that the seller will not attempt to start the engine.

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Interesting engine under the hood

The seller goes on to say that this car has a hard and soft roof, and, according to the previous owner, the entire interior is original. Although the radio wasn’t working when it was last off. Under the hood, though, isn’t the original 327’s engine. Instead, it’s a 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS 350 SBC that powers this car, and the seller is very careful to stress that they don’t have the original engine to sell with the car.

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Bright yellow and extra parts

Originally, the Corvette was blue according to the listing, but it’s now completely bright yellow, and this repainting appears to have been carried out sometime in the late 1970s. There are some extras that come with the car as well. This includes a disc conversion from a 1972 Corvette, a body lift kit/rubber mount kit and shock set. There’s also new chrome door handles, an alternate Stingray moniker and revamped chrome bumper kit, and more, too. At the time of writing, the car stands at $35,000 and that’s with a really great 30 showing with four days left to run. Therefore, this corvette can bring in a significant amount of money.


Source: eBay


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