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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

by Steve Burns on March 28, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

Mecum Auctions next stop on their 2012 tour is this weekend in Kanas City, Missouri. The 3-day sale runs Thursday March 29th through Saturday March 31st at the Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall. Velocity will have 15 hours of live coverage spread across all 3 auction days. As of this post, there are over 25 Corvettes scheduled to cross the block.

The Kansas City sale will have Corvettes from the 2nd through 5th generations available this weekend with C2’s and C3’s making up over half of the Corvette docket. Here’s how the cars breakdown:

Generation No. of Corvettes
C2 9
C3 8
C4 6
C5 3

The Corvettes offered this weekend represent good quality cars, but not so good as to elicit the stratospheric bids we’ve seen in recent months. Here are a few to keep your eye on this weekend.

Lot #S86 1967 427/400 hp A/C Corvette Coupe
Normally, a real deal black/black 1967 Corvette can bring megabucks at auction due to the desirability of the color. This nicely restored example should bring good, but not over-the-top, money thanks to honest representation of the non-matching engine and transmission. We don’t know what drivetrain it was initially born with, but other options include functional factory A/C, and power steering and brakes in addition to the blue stinger. The listing states that the VIN and Trim tags are original and that the paint is 3 years old.

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Lot #S98 1967 427/435 Corvette Convertible
This white/red roadster is our darling of the auction. The matching number red/white 4-speed car features Bolt-on wheels, headrests, AM/FM radio, redline tires, power steering and brakes, tinted glass, and side pipes. Based on the photos it’s a nicely restored car that should do well. We just wish the listing mentioned some paperwork to document that big 435 under the hood.

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Lot #S197 1969 L88/L89 Corvette Coupe
Like Lot 86 above, this blue/blue 4-speed C3 is described as receiving a heart transplant at some point in its life. The listing describes it as an aluminum head L89 that has been upgraded to an L88. Was it one of the 390 original L89’s in 1969? We’re not sure. In addition to the motor upgrade, the car has had: 1 repaint, rebuilt drivetrain, suspension, and brakes in addition to , a new gas tank, new interior, and new exhaust. Recent L88 sales have hovered around $500,000. Here’s your chance to score monster L88 performance at a fraction of what a real one will cost you.

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Mecum’s Kansas City Auction begins at 11am central time Thursday through Saturday. Velocity’s live coverage will air Thursday 5-8 PM CST, Friday 3-9 PM CST, and Saturday 1-7 PM CST so clean off your DVR’s now to make room.

If you can’t make to this event or don’t get the Velocity channel, be sure to watch all the action live on Mecum’s website.


Source:
Mecum Auctions

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