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1967 Corvette

...bidding $250,000 for a car, sight unseen? Now that really is a giant leap into the unknown.
Which is kind of appropriate as, apparently, the item bid up to that stratospheric level is a 1967 Corvette whose first owner was none other than Neil Armstrong.
It's not as if the 'Vette is in sparkling condition. In fact it's mostly a wreck; complete but hasn't run since 1981 according to the vendor. And while Armstrong's name is in the log book, it's worth pointing out that Neil took delivery of this car in 1967 when he was a junior astronaut, ahead after his first flight into space on Gemini 8 but two years before the famed Apollo 11 flight. Furthermore, Armstrong sold the car on to a fellow NASA employee in '68 so the car has, at best, only a tangential link with mankind's giant leap. Yes, Armstrong's backside did sit on those seats, but you're probably going to have to get them re-upholstered anyway.

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