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January Corvette Auction Preview – Russo and Steele

by Steve Burns on January 13, 2012

January Corvette Auction Preview – Russo and Steele

The next stop on our tour of the January auctions is Russo and Steele’s sale in Scottsdale, AZ. They’ll be offering over 700 cars including 50+ Corvettes during the January 18th – 22nd event including Noland Adams’ 1953 “Stamp Car”. The Russo and Steele docket contains a bevy of sweet rides with the majority being C1′s, C2′s, and C3′s. Check out some of the Corvette we’d love to be bidding on.

Lot # S733 – 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible
This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 has undergone a frame off restoration, but the original black leather interior and convertible top were left in place. It graced the cover of Corvette Fever in January 2006 and is documented with the window sticker, dealer inspection, and Protect-o-Plate. A Classic Car Affirmation Certificate confirms the authenticity of the trim tag, window sticker, and engine stamp pad. Other options include teak steering wheel, 4 speed and the matching Silverstone Silver hardtop. Add all that up and you’ve got yet another Corvette that will have 6 figures in the final bid. It’s scheduled to cross the block on Saturday January 21st, between 8:06 and 8:26pm Arizona time.

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Lot # S715 – 1967 Corvette Convertible with 400hp, 4 speed, A/C
This silver/black ’67 roadster is one of very few equipped with the 400hp L68 427ci engine, 4-speed transmission, and air conditioning. The highly optioned car also wears power brakes, bolt-on wheels, tinted glass, AM/FM radio, side pipes, and power steering. The rotisserie-restored car is numbers matching and is documented with the original Protect-O-Plate, window sticker, tank sticker, dealer shipper copy, owner’s manual, dealer invoice, new vehicle inspection sheet, and NCRS Shipping Data Report. Mecum sold an automatic transmission car similar to this one last January for $129k. With the market still remaining somewhat flat we think you’ll see a similar price here (or maybe a tick higher due to the 4 speed) when this one hits the stage between 6:48PM – 7:08PM on Saturday, January 21st.

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Lot # S669 – 1969 L71 Corvette Convertible
This Riverside Gold 1969 convertible is one of just 2,722 cars built with the L-71 427/435 engine. It is listed as 1 of only 255 1969 427/435hp Corvettes with an automatic Turbo 400 transmission. In the August 2010 issue of Corvette Enthusiast, it was the subject of an article entitled “Rare Golden Nugget”. It has run the gammut of NCRS awards including two 97% Top Flights, a PV, and a Duntov Mark of Excellence Award. The option list reads like this: transistor ignition, AM/FM radio, tinted glass, posi, power brakes, front fender louver trim, alarm system, and a hardtop. Provenance includes the tank sticker, a 4″ binder of history, awards, photos, judging sheets & receipts. Another highly awarded car that will do well when it’s up for bids on Saturday, January 21st between 3:54PM – 4:14PM.

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Some other cars that we’re interesting in seeing are a 1963 Fuelie Corvette converible, a 1965 Grand Sport replica, and the red/red 1989 roadster formerly owned by Zora Duntov. Zora’s 1989 last sold for $22,000 at the Bob McDorman auction in November 2010.

The Russo and Steele Scottsdale auction takes place January 18th – 22nd. Sales begin at 10am Arizona time on the 19th – through the 22nd.


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Russo and Steele

Related:
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