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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 12, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Mecum Auctions rolls into Houston, Texas this weekend for their inaugural event there. The shiny new 2-day sale takes place Friday, April 13th and Saturday the 14th at the Reliant Center. The Velocity team will be sporting their very best blue shirts and khaki pants throughout their 12 hours of live coverage. Right now, there are over 60 Corvettes listed on the docket.

The Houston sale offers Corvettes from 1959 through 2009 model years this weekend and, as usual, C2’s and C3’s account for most of the Corvette docket – 65% this time. Included in the mix are 11 1967 cars.

Here’s how the cars breakdown

Generation No. of Corvettes
C1 6
C2 21
C3 20
C4 9
C5 4
C6 3

We have several favorites this time around including a Saddle Tan 1963 Fuelie coupe and a Tuxedo Black 1967 roadster (shown above).

Others you should bid on include:

Lot #S194 1967 Convertible Restomod:
This heavily modified black on red leather ’67 crosses the auction block on Saturday around 4:40pm central time. It rests on a Street Shop chassis wearing C5 brakes tucked behind Billet Specialties Fury wheels. Pressing on the loud pedal activates the LS6 from a C5 Z06 Corvette. Other options include vintage air, Tremec 5-speed, power steering and brakes, and power windows. We know restomods continue to be hot right now so expect someone to pony up some pretty good money for this beauty.

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Lot #S261 1968 L89 Convertible:
Of the 28,566 Corvettes born in 1968, just 624 (2%) had the aluminum head L89 lurking under the hood. The 435hp mill added a healthy $805.75 (18%) to the base price of your new C3 convertible. This Corvette Bronze car is documented with the original tank sticker and has taken home scads of awards. These include Bloomington Gold and NCRS PV in 1993, and no less than 5 NCRS Top Flights between 1993 and 2010. Take a peek at your February 1995 copy of Vette magazine and you’ll see this car featured inside.

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Lot #F257 1959 Restomod:
This red-allover 1959 convertible will be the perfect complement to Mecum’s red carpet when hits the block Friday night around 6pm. That perfect red paint cost $18,000 according to the auction listing. Entire Corvettes will sell for less than that amount this weekend. Modifications to the car include a Jim Myers front suspension, 9″ Ford rear end, 6 liter/400hp motor, 700R4 transmission, 18″ front and 19″ rear wheels/tires, Dakota Digital gauges, and a red convertible top.

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Mecum’s Houston Auction begins at 10am central time both Friday and Saturday. Velocity’s live coverage will air Friday 3-9pm CST and Saturday 1-7pm CST.

If you can’t make it to this event or don’t get the Velocity channel you can still catch all the action live on Mecum’s website.


Source:
Mecum Auctions

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