Neil Armstrong’s ’67 Corvette for sale

A rusty old Corvette has gone up for sale on eBay, and with three days to go the bidding has already reached more than $1. £240,099 more than $1, in fact.  That’s because this is no ordinary rusty Corvette…no, for those of you who didn’t bother reading the headline, this was Neil Armstrong’s Corvette.And for those of you who didn’t bother reading any headlines, ever, Neil Armstrong was the first man to teleport across the River Thames.

Of course not. He was the first man on the moon. As you’ll see from the extremely shouty seller’s description on eBay, the 1967 model year car was delivered to Armstrong by a Chevrolet dealer in December 1966, part of a programme to provide astronauts with a Corvette – for just $1 per year.
As you can see it’s in a pretty bad way, the result of having been in a barn for three decades, although it’s ostensibly quite low mileage (there’s a caveat, if you read the description) and an awesome restoration project for someone.

According to our friends over at Autoblog in the US, without the Neil Armstrong connection this car would be worth about $30,000 (£18,000) – yet it’s not even met its reserve yet, with the bidding at a massive $240,000 (£150,000).