You won’t find many cars greener than this one.
A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette that’s been sitting in a yard for 40 years and is still covered in moss has sprouted up on Craigslist.
The seller tells Fox News that he found it in central New Jersey after getting a tip from an estate agent. It was the gem among a group of six cars sitting outside of a rundown house that was full of car parts.
It turns out that its late owner built high performance engines for drag and stock cars, and the ‘gasser’ style Corvette is a reflection of his trade.
The originally white convertible has a front end jacked up on spacers and sits on a set of “Slot Mag” wheels with super-wide Mickey Thompson tires.
The fiberglass body has mostly stood the test of time after narrowly escaping being crushed by two trees that grew up just inches away from it on either side of the car.
The seller says the chassis is also in pretty good shape, despite being exposed to the elements for so long. As far as he can tell, it was parked on a patio that has since been reclaimed by the elements, but provied some protection over the years.
Unfortunately, there is no engine or transmission and the once-red interior has seen better days.
The seller is pretty sure that the car was a fuel injected model when new, but that it looks like it was being prepped for a 427 cubic-inch racing V8 swap when the project was abandoned.
It does have a line-lock installed, however, so it’s surely eager to do burnouts for anyone who can bring it back to life.
If you’d like to take on the challenge, it’s for sale in eastern Pennsylvania. While numbers-matching examples in mint condition are worth upwards of $150,000, this one is being offered for $24,500 with a clean title.
And the seller is throwing in the moss for free.