One Awesome Car For Man…
People pay a lot of hard earned money for dumb things, this is something we all know. It’s especially true when it comes to celebrities and historical figures. You watch any of the fifteen pawn shop shows now on cable and you’ll see people shelling out thousands for Whitney Houston’s hair brush, Millard Fillmore’s putter, or a lock of Justin Bieber’s hair. This always seemed a little ridiculous to us here at your Chevy Dealer Cincinnati, but that was before we saw the latest hot auction on Ebay.
Ladies and gentlemen, how would you like to be the proud owner of rusted out 1967 Chevrolet Corvette for the low low price of (at the time of this writing) 250,000 dollars? Even for a classic ‘vet, the price seems a little steep. That’s because the value of this car is in its provenance. It was originally owned by Ohio heartthrob and national hero Neil Armstrong. Yes, THE Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
The car is the result of an old program run by the old dealership Rathman Chevrolet. This incredibly patriotic dealer initiated a program that would ensure our astronauts always had a cherry Chevrolet Corvette to drive around when they weren’t in space. The astronauts would lease the car for $1 and keep it for a year, returning it at the end only to receive another brand new ‘vet. The story checks out and the seller has some paperwork that further backs up his claim. Seeing as how Neil Armstrong is still alive and well, hopefully he’ll come forward and put any speculation to bed before some sap actually pays a quarter mil’ for the car.