Route 66 Corvette C1

Ultra Rare Corvette C1 Up For Sale… Kind Of…

It's definitely one for the Corvette collector, though!

Well, collectors, here is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a Corvette C1… kind of…

Route 66 Corvette C1

You see, the Corvette C1 in question is attached to a mechanical base, and with just 10 cents, you can make it move, but only for 60 seconds. And it’s up for sale for just under $20,000.

Route 66 Corvette C1

One of only six ever made, this 1960s era “Route 66 Corvette” kiddie ride is honestly the kind of collectible you’d have as the centerpiece of a memorabilia collection.

Route 66 Corvette C1

Built by the Creative Glass Company from Oneida, Tennesse, it was made as a tribute to the TV show “Route 66,” which ran from 1960 to 1964. While meant to be a mass-produced ride, a fire at the Creative Glass production facility that destroyed the molds and ended the production run.

Route 66 Corvette C1

All six were sold to Kiddie Ride Company of London, Kentucky, where they were put into service from 1964 to 2003, almost four decades. After all that time, they were getting a bit run down.

Route 66 Corvette C1

After sitting in storage for 3 years, they were sold to Topps Restoration of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Of the six that were bought, this one ride has been lovingly restored by hand.

Route 66 Corvette C1

It features actual Corvette-matching upholstery, Corvette style spinner hubcaps, and a steering where recreated to look like an actual C1 wheel.

Route 66 Corvette C1

The body was sanded to fiberglass, then had a base, main, and clear coat applied in the same manner as an actual car repaint. This has resulted in a crystal clear mirror finish.

Route 66 Corvette C1

The mechanicals and electronics were disassembled, cleaned, refurbished to factory new where needed, and then hand-painted to match the original decals and art that featured on the ride.

You can contact Volo Cars of Volo, Illinois, just NorthWest of Chicago if you would like to purchase the ride.

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