Mecum Auctions is in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend for their final sale of 2011. The auction runs Thursday, December 1st, through Saturday the 3rd at the Kansas City Convention Center. Velocity will have 12 hours of live TV coverage of the action.
We last counted 540ish cars and motorcycles on the KC docket. Roughly 75 Corvettes are spread throughout the catalog. All 6 generations will be represented with C3’s and C4’s compiling about 50% of the Corvette offerings. The Corvette breakdown by generation is as follows: C1: 12, C2: 9, C3: 27, C4: 20, C5: 4, and C6: 2.
Here’s a quick look at 3 Corvettes we hope Santa will leave under our tree in a few weeks.
Lot #S121 NCRS Top Flight 1956 Corvette Roadster:
This no-hit red on red roadster features beige coves and soft top. Power comes from a 265ci motor with the rare Duntov cam. Just 111 cars were so equipped in 1956. Other options include signal seeking radio, parking brake alarm, and dual-quad carbs. The car won a NCRS Top Flight award in 2006. The car appears to be in great condition and will likely have several interested parties when it hits the auction block Saturday around 3:45pm Central time.
Lot #F222 1978 Corvette Pace Car:
This unrestored, original Pace Car is number 4,219 of 6,502 built and has only travelled 119 miles between its previous 2 owners. This one is so untouched that even the window sticker remains on the passenger side glass. The auction listing states that it “starts and runs like new” and comes with a copy of the MSO and a framed broadcast sheet. Powertrain isn’t mentioned in the listing, but it appears to be a base L48, automatic car. Super low mile ’78 Pace Cars can be somewhat common in the marketplace. The L82, 4-speed cars tend to be more desirable, but we imagine there will still be several collectors in line for this one when it comes up for bid on Friday night.
Lot #S119 1972 LT-1 Corvette Convertible with A/C
This white on saddle ’72 LT-1 is one of the very few roadsters to come equipped with RPO C60 Air Conditioning. Although no formal documentation exists, consensus is that roughly 50 LT-1 convertibles were built. Power comes from a matching number LT-1 350 with 255hp routed through a 4 Speed. Other options include a hardtop, power steering, power brakes, and power windows. The 65,000 mile car is documented with a two page tank sheet. This could very well be one of the highest priced Corvettes of the weekend. With the right combination of bidders in the room this one could flirt with or cross six figures. The color combo could hold it back slightly, though.
Mecum’s KC event runs this Thursday through Saturday at the Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall. Vehicle sales start at 11am Central If you can’t make it to the auction you can watch live streaming coverage on Mecum’s website. In addition, Velocity network (formerly HD Theater) will have 12 hours of live coverage as well:
- Thursday: 5-9pm (Central Time)
- Friday: 3-7pm (Central time)
- Saturday: 1-5pm (Central Time)