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January Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson

by Steve Burns on January 16, 2012

January Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson

The annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction spectacle gets underway this week with over 100 Corvettes offered on the 6-day long sales docket. As always, SPEED will have 39 hours of live coverage of the event starting Tuesday, January 17th.

The consignment team at Barrett-Jackson has assembled a diverse selection of America’s sports car for 2012. In addition the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 1969 coupe and the first saleable VIN 2013 427 convertible, there’s everything from low-mile originals to ultra-modified cars for bidders to choose from.

We’ve sifted through all the listings and assembled a summary of how many Corvettes will be offered each day.

Auction Day No. of Corvettes
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 14
Thursday 13
Friday 28
Saturday 27
Sunday 14

Fans of the shark cars can check out a 1-owner 1968 coupe while C1 aficionados will recognize “Elegance”, the simply ravishing custom ’62 that’s been winning awards all across the country. This year’s batch of 1967 cars numbers 13 in all which includes 8 435hp L71’s. If you’re looking for a late model C6, you can bid on this 2010 ZR1 VIN 001.

So, on now to our favorites from this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.

Lot No. 73 – 1979 Corvette L82, 4 speed
You’re may be wondering why this one made our list of top Vettes. That’s because it’s got just 4 original miles on it. We saw this car at the 2011 NCRS National Convention. It’s one of the nicest unrestored cars we’ve ever seen. It’s completely original and has taken home NCRS 4 Star Bowtie and Top Flight awards. It was a one owner car living in southern California until 2011. Options include front and rear spoilers, Gymkhana suspension, rear window defogger, sport mirrors, tilt/telescopic wheel, aluminum wheels, AM/FM stereo with cassette, white letter tires, power antenna, and power windows and locks.

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Lot No. 963 – 1967 Corvette 435hp Coupe
Bloomington Gold Certified and just 400 miles since the restoration was completed. This visually stunning ’67 wears Sunfire Yellow paint and black leather interior in addition to side pipes, 3:36 rear, AM/FM radio, and the 435hp L71 motor. The auction listing makes no mention of any documentation that goes with the car.

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Lot 1280.1 – 1958 Corvette Big Brake Fuelie
This rare 1958 is one of just 144 heavy brake and suspension cars produced that year. Accolades include Bloomington Gold Certification and NCRS Regional Top Flight awards won after its six year restoration. It has a California and Arizona history and restoration receipts are included in the sale.

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Lot No. 1292 and Lot No. 1292.1 Roy Sinor’s 1994 and 2009 ZR1′s
NCRS National Judging Chairman and 33 year member Roy Sinor has consigned a pair of ZR1’s. One is an Admiral Blue on red 1994 and the other is a Jet Stream Blue on Titanium 2009. Both wear VIN #74.

The 1994 is documented as the only Admiral Blue on red ZR1 in existence. It was originally delivered through Malcolm Konner Chevrolet in Paramus, N. J. and includes every available option. It stickered out at $69,043. It’s fully documented with just over 11,000 mile and has won a NCRS Chapter Top Flight award.

The 2009 ZR1 also sports VIN #74. It’s painted in Jet Stream Blue and has an Ebony / Titanium interior. Sinor participated in the Factory Buyer’s Tour spending two days on the Bowling Green assembly line watching his car come to life. He was the first person to start the engine and drive it off the assembly line. The odometer currently reads 15,000 miles.

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The car sales portion of the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction begins on Tuesday, January 17th and runs through Sunday January 22nd. SPEED will have 39 hours live coverage of the event. There schedule is below. All times are eastern.

Tuesday 1/17: 5pm – 10pm
Wednesday 1/18: 5pm – 10pm
Thursday 1/19: 5pm – 10pm
Friday 1/20: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 1/21: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 1/22: 12pm – 4pm


Source:
Barrett-Jackson.com

Related:
Barrett-Jackson to Auction 1969 Corvette for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation
Barrett-Jackson to Auction First 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible
CorvetteBlogger’s Guide to the January Auctions

 

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