Detroit Auto Show Turns Up 1965 Corvette Barn-Find

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If you’ve ever been to an auto show, you know they’ve always been great places to learn about undiscovered gems.

In fact, out of every six or so conversations you might have at a car event, there’s a good chance that at least one is going to be about some vehicle that a friend, or a friend of a friend, found.

That certainly was the case for Jeff Thisted, who learned of a ’65 Corvette barn-find while attending the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. According to Jeff’s iDrivea55 blog, the car was found by a woman who discovered it in the garage of her estranged father, who left her the bulk of his estate before he died. The woman, a friend of Jeff’s, had just left her father’s house when she met the blogger at the Detroit show.

“It’s a 1965 Corvette… Big block. White with a custom red 70’s stinger on the hood complete with a ‘Paint by Glen’ mural,” writes Jeff in the blog.

The photos depict where the car has been sitting for the last 30 years. From the looks of the Corvette, it’s clearly going to take some work to get it restored. And we can only imagine the condition that the engine might be in at this point. But what a gem, right?

Jeff’s blog of how he learned of the Corvette definitely speaks to rich stories often tied to great barn finds. Hopefully he’ll keep us updated on the progress of this gem.

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Via [iDrivea55]

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