Owning a car that was previously owned by a celebrity is like owning part of pop culture history. In this week’s Featured Corvettes for Sale, we’ve come across a very nice straight axle for sale by Max Weinberg, E-Street Band drummer and band leader of NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. We’ll also pick a Corvette from the Mecum High Performance Auction in Iowa as well as show you our eBay Corvette pick of the week.
1957 Corvette Convertible
It was 1975 when the Boss broke through to the top of the music charts and the musicians who made up the E-Street Band rode that wave with him. Drummer Max Weinberg recalls growing up in the Beach Boys era when songs like Shutdown romanticized the Corvette Sting Ray. And when car enthusiasts become successful as Max Weinberg has, having a large garage full of classic and antique cars is the norm. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, Max Weinberg will be offering several classics including a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. Max describes the Corvette as a trailer queen, totally disassembled and restored back to new…better than new as Weinberg states in this Forbes Auto interview:
“The Corvette is absolutely a trailer queen show car. It’s like a brand new car. It was completely and totally disassembled, and Dominick (Salvemini), who I think is one of the premier restorers in the country, because of our personal relationship took even greater care than he normally would. And normally he’s A-plus, plus – this is beyond. He is very precise, let’s just say that. So this car is stunning, the color is stunning and it’s essentially a new car – it’s a new ’57 Corvette. And it was one of the editions with the radio delete and heater delete, which was a very specific function. This was a car that was meant to be driven fast. One thing we did do is we lowered the engine compression a bit to accept regular gas, because if you kept it with the original compression, the higher compression, you’d need jet fuel.”Max’s 1957 Corvette will be offered by Christie’s Auctions on August 16th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. 1967 Corvette Convertible
Mecum Auctions is hosting a 250 car gathering in Des Moines this weekend and several very nice Corvettes are being offered. If you’re looking for an original mid-year that you’re not afraid to drive, then this beautiful 1967 Corvette Convertible could be just what the doctor ordered. You can still get into a very nice small block midyear for under $50,000, and trust me, there’s nothing small about owning a 327 ci 300 hp American Classic. This 1967 has two previous owners and is numbers matching with documentation. The Corvette comes in Marina Blue with Bright Blue interior, has the auxiliary hard top and is a 4-Speed. The only catch on this car is that it’s being sold in Iowa tomorrow, but Mecum offers absentee bidding so get moving now! 2005 Corvette Coupe
Our last Corvette was chosen because Yellow Corvettes are just cool. Oh, and 750 hp Corvettes are cool too. Why wait for the Blue Devil/SS with its projected 650 horsepower when you can get a proven 10 second Corvette for half the price. This 2005 Velocity Yellow Corvette was modded by MTI and features a Procharger Supercharger, upgraded MTI cam, Kooks headers and a Borla SS exhaust. It’s an automatic and has just 26,000 miles. The 05 Coupe is being offered on ebay with a Buy-It-Now price of just $47,995. Do you have a Corvette for sale that you think would be worthy of being featured? Drop me an email and let me know where we can find out more about it. And stay tuned for next week’s Friday’s Featured Corvettes.
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