Today at 12 Noon Eastern, Mecum will kick off two days of high performance bliss by hosting the auction at the Bloomington Gold Corvette show in St. Charles, Illinois. Over 275 Corvettes are already on the docket and we’re sure a few more have been added last minute. Bloomington Gold is always a great auction to watch because its the one sale that features the creme de la creme of Corvettes, especially the lots on Saturday.
Click here for the Bloomington Gold Auction Corvette List
Usually we’ll pick out two or three Corvettes to feature prior to the auction, but honest to goodness there are too many nice cars to pick from. We counted nearly 50 Corvettes powered by a 427, over 20 1966 Corvettes (my favorite year!) and 10 C4 Corvette ZR-1s. Really, there is something for everyone at Bloomington Gold.
Although it’s kind of a let down that the auction won’t be shown on HD Theater, it will be streamed live at Mecum.com (login req) or via Ustream. We recommend watching it on Mecum as you can follow along or search the docket while watching the auction.
Last year’s auction sold just 38% of the 286 Corvettes. One year later the amount of Corvettes listed for sale is nearly similar so it will be interesting to see if 2010 can surpass 2009’s $5.2 million in sales.
Check back for updates and make sure to visit following the auction’s conclusion as we’ll post the full sale results and our analysis.
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