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Astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1967 Chevy Corvette for sale on Ebay

A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong is currently available on Ebay with a reserve price of $250,090.

Would you like to own a piece of history? Well, you’re in luck, because a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 once owned by astronaut Neil Armstrong is up for grabs on Ebay. Armstrong’s former vehicle is currently up to $249,990 with one day left to bid. There have been 72 bids for the Corvette thus far, but the vehicle’s $250,090 reserve price has not been reached. Whoever win’s Armstrong’s car must deposit $2,000.00 within 24 hours of auction close and pay the entire amount in 7 days. The buyer is responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping. Additionally, the vehicle is eligible for up to $50,000 in Vehicle Purchase Protection.

So how did the first man on the moon’s 1967 Corvette make its way to the auction block? Jim Rathmann of a Chevrolet-Cadillac dealership in Melbourne, Florida originally gave Armstrong the car as part of a promotion. Rathmann, a former Indy 500 winner, created a program in the 1960s that provided astronauts with a pair of new cars each year. Most astronauts chose a family car for their wives and a Corvette for themselves. Astronauts such as Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom famously raced their Corvettes in a series of friendly contests.

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Yeah well, the trick is actually getting the winner to pay. $10 says the car will be relisted because of a nonpaying bidder. Anyway, as far as buying/saving on eBay goes: If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding. If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right. If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.

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