NEW! Award 34: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Street Machine – Still Unsold
October 1st Update – Funny story. Earlier this week, yet another Bring-A-Trailer wannabe website based in Texas started following GuysWithRides’ Instagram account. Naturally, we checked out their website when low-and-behold we came across this highly customized Corvette we’ve featured before. Unfortunately for the seller, his auction did not receive one single bid.
September 17th Update – While preparing for our latest Free For All Friday feature, we confirmed the latest Craigslist ad for this ridiculously overpriced and over customized Corvette expired recently. While we did not find another fresh listing and we’re assuming this classic sold, we’re keeping an eye out in the future as we have a feeling the seller will likely try again either later this fall or in the spring.
July 30th Update: What we first called in late February is now coming true for this over-the-top 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible street machine. With the original asking price set at $125,000, we awarded the caretaker/builder of the past 37 years our 34th “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!”) Award. Fast forward five months and one pandemic later, and we came across a fresh listing with the price dramatically reduced to $99,975. Still way too much money in our humble opinion for the reasons stated below but only time will tell.
When I saw this Corvette Hot Rod, home remodeling came to mind. There’s a reason my wife and I are busy in our spare time replacing our home’s master bathroom fixtures: after twenty years they look dated, which is exactly what all of the gold chrome plating and all of the other custom touches 1972 Corvette Hot Rod recently listed on Craigslist in Fishkill, NY by the current caretaker of the past 37 years for the revised asking price of $99,975, which is down considerably from the ridiculous asking price of…wait for it…$125,000 or best offer.
Look, we’re not questioning the quality and attention to detail of this over-the-top Corvette Street Machine. While the blown 502 cubic inch crate motor sounds amazing, the gold chrome plating, and purple anodizing have all seen their day. The seller needs to realize that even when he finds a buyer whose taste matches his on this build, the new potential caretaker will not be willing to spend six figures to get it. The seller also needs to come to grips that the time and money spent on this creation can not be added to the sales price. For these reasons we award our latest NEW! (short for “No Effin Way!) Award to the seller of this Corvette.
We also recommend the seller contact Barrett-Jackson as they are still looking for consignments for their upcoming Palm Beach event. That’s the kind of crowd with similar interests and the means where the seller might be able to get the money he’s looking for, IF he’s willing to sell it at no reserve.
Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1972 corvette. Owned for 37 years Never seen rain. Always garaged. 3200 miles since 2002. All gold plating is 24 k. Blown 502/703 horse motor polished Edelbrock heads.Full roller set up.775demon blower carbs. Power rack and pinion steering. Polished billet fans and master cylinder. Engine compartment done over in polished stainless steel. Fully polished manual shift turbo 400. 355 rear. Very streetable. A blast to drive. Fully custom purple,white, gold interior.69 camaro back up lights.pearl white/ gold flake/ pink and purple pearl ghost flames.29x15x15 rear tires non tubbed.frenched side vents and power antenna.front frame chromed. Cross drilled slotted rotors.Chrome roll bar.Cover car for vette vues magazine feb. 2020.Click the link for YouTube walk around video. $125,000 Or best offer“
Do you believe this Corvette Owner is asking too much? Comment below and let us know!