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