For Sale: ’55 Corvette, aka the King of Belgium’s Golf Cart
eBay is normally where you go when you’re looking for something too obscure or too embarrassing to order on Amazon. But even the most discerning eBay connoisseur doesn’t expect to find a 61-year-old Corvette that might have been owned by Belgian royalty!
Seller pmhc recently listed the antique car, which was manufactured in 1955 and exported to Belgium the same year. It made its way back to the United States in 1993, and has been in the seller’s possession ever since. For the low, low price of $107,100 (at least that’s where the bid currently sits), this beautiful piece of history comes with all original parts with matching serial numbers, and an owner’s manual signed by Zora Duntov, one of the engineers who worked on the original Corvette.
One of the biggest selling points is who supposedly owned this Corvette in Belgium once its wheels finally hit the road — or in this case, the green. According to the seller, this car was once owned by King Leopold of Belgium. With its V8 engine and two-speed automatic transmission, this sports car was the perfect choice for his Majesty’s golf game — supposedly the King of Belgium used this 1955 Corvette as his own personal golf cart. According to the seller, the golf-bag rack is still attached to the rear of the vehicle.
As you can see in the photos below, the car still includes the original export plaque, stamped with all of the necessary information and its original destination of Antwerp. If you’re looking to own a piece of Corvette history, whether it was touched by royalty or not, the auction is still running for another few days, coming to an end on April 22, 2016.
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