Bids Skyrocket for Neil Armstrong Vette

Current Owner had tried to buy the Corvette for nearly 30 years with No Luck

May 1, 2012
By James Massey

(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - This 1967 Corvette reportedly once owned by Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has been put up for auction on eBay. Apparently it took 30 years of persistence for the current owner to purchase the car.

See the auction on eBay

The current owner states (in the listing), they had previously tried to buy the Corvette for nearly 30 years with no luck, until a recent phone call led to it's purchase from a NASA employee in February of 2012. Apparently, the Nasa employee (prior owner) had purchased the Corvette from a Florida dealership after Mr. Armstrong had traded it in.

The story is revealed further the listing, where the seller states; "This Corvette was delivered to Mr. Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon, on December 15, 1966 from Jim Rathman Chevrolet in Melbourne Florida under a program initiated by Mr. Rathman to provide our astronauts with a Corvette. They would keep the Corvette for a year and then turn it in and get a new one."

For more information and close-up photos of the car, see; **eBay auction listing; #251051174912 (auction links may expire after 90 days).

Alan Bean, on Astronaut's and Corvette's (Source: Youtube)


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