Recently turning up on infamous eAuction house, eBay, is what is being claimed to be a Chevrolet Corvette owned by the first man to ever walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
There's just one tasty little nugget. There isn't clear evidence -- at least if you check the post -- that it was, in fact, Armstrong's vehicle. In addition, the owner's description of the haggard-looking 'Vette features a couple of interesting tales that could raise an eyebrow. Perhaps two.
At any rate, the vehicle's price continues to rise and surprisingly as we print this the owner's reserve has yet to be met at over $230 large. Seriously?
I mean, I know the space program made and impact -- as evidenced by the Shuttle's fan fare when it passed over Washington D.C. and outside my office in New York Harbor -- but jeez.
That said, is there right to be skeptical or is this Armstrong's Corvette?
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE CORVETTE "BARN FIND". 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. THIS CORVETTE WAS BOUGHT BY A NASA EMPLOYEE WHEN MR. ARMSTRONG TURNED IT IN AND WAS RETAINED BY THE OWNER UNTIL I PURCHASED THE CORVETTE FROM HIM IN FEBRUARY OF 2012.