Alice Cooper, the rocker whose career has gone on for fifty years is selling his 1961 Corvette. The Corvette will be offered for sale at the 2010 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction in Australia on May 31st. To sweeten the offer, Cooper autographed a white Fender Squier guitar and tossed it into the deal.
Cooper drove the ’61 for over six years, then retired it to join the rest of his massive muscle car collection. The Corvette came on the market once, but was withdrawn without a reason. A fan convinced the rock legend (real name Vincent Damon Furnier) to add the autographed guitar to the mix and put the car at auction again.
The numbers-matching Corvette is original with a 283-CI V8 and Powerglide.
This beautiful Corvette can be a daily driver the current owner reports. It has new shocks, brakes, tires and many refurbished parts. It is considered in excellent condition. Aside from the power soft top which has some issues, everything on the car is reported to work properly by the auction house.
The auction house estimates the car will sell for $70,000 to $80,000.
Alice Cooper Classic Cars was founded by Alice Cooper and Chip Saggau who share a love of classic muscle cars. They collaborate together to build and design these vehicles from start to finish and are always looking for new ideas and projects.
Also appearing at the Shannon auction is this right-hand drive 1988 Corvette.
Mark Leevan, writer for the Corvette Examiner contributed this story.