Have you ever looked at a Craigslist car ad and thought, “I wonder if I should take a chance?”
Never. But others have. I’ve even sold things on Craigslist using ads I would never respond to. Here’s a Craigslist ad from 2011.
SERIAL # X53L on documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame. We believe this to be a 1953 Pontiac prototype that was to assume the name Longoria? Info received todate indicates that ZAGATO designed and PINNAFARINA constructed the body for GM in late 52.
Obviously not from a car guy. What was it and how much was it worth?
$700. And it didn’t sell. What was it?
Instead of a “documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame” this car is a 1960 model that was among three turned into racecars by the sportsman Briggs Cunningham. He raced them at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year; the cars, marked “1”, “2” and “3”, took turns leading the race and delighting fans with their thunderous V-8 engines. Numbers 1 and 2 did not finish, but number 3 did, winning its class and a permanent place in Corvette lore.
After full restoration, $3-million minimum.