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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum’s 25th Annual Spring Classic in Indianapolis

by Steve Burns on May 16, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum's 25th Annual Spring Classic in Indianapolis

Mecum Auctions will offer nearly 200 Corvettes for sale this week in Indianapolis at their 25th Annual Spring Classic auction. Corvettes make up almost 10% of the expected 2,000 car docket. The event kicked off yesterday with “Super Tuesday” and concludes on Sunday, May 20th. The team at Velocity will provide 32 hours of live auction TV coverage. That’s almost double last year’s coverage. Click past the jump to check out some of the highly desirable Corvettes being offered in Indy.

The Corvette selection at Indy represents examples from all 6 generations of Corvette production and, as usual, they range from original to restored, stock to modified, in addition to some vintage racers. We’ve already told you about the Smokey Yunick racer and the 1972 ZR1 they have available so here’s how the rest of the cars break down according to generation:

Generation No. of Corvettes
C1 28
C2 50
C3 70
C4 24
C5 12
C6 7

There are numerous rare and highly desirable Corvettes crossing Mecum’s red carpet this week. So many, in fact, that we’re going to do this preview a little differently so we can show you all of the chart toppers. Rather than just spotlight a few of the “must haves” check out our list of heavy hitters below and click on the Lot number to go straight to the car description on Mecum’s website.

   
Lot # S160
1957 Airbox Fuelie

1 of 43 built; Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight, and Triple Crown Winner
   

Lot #S272
1957 Smokey Yunick Racer

Test mule for airbox induction systems; fitted with one of the oldest know FI units; big brakes, and 37 gallon gas tank

   

Lot # S218
1958 Big Brake Fuelie

1 of 144; HD suspension and brakes; fuel injected

   

Lot #309
1960 Big Brake Fuelie

Original and unrestored, documented, Triple Crown Winner in 1994

   

Lot #S204
1961 Big Brake Fuelie

98.4% NCRS Top Flight; silver with white coves and red interior; ownership history

   

Lot #S196
1962 Big Brake Fuelie

NCRS Top Flight; Body off restored; white with red interior

   

Lot #S281
1967 427/435 Roadster

427/435hp; red on black; side pipes; Bloomington Gold Cert.

   

Lot #S188
1968 L88 Roadster

1 of 13 known; Nabers’ restoration; NCRS Top Flight; Bloomington Gold; documentation

   

Lot #S233
1969 L88 Coupe

The last known L88 to be built; body off resto; build sheet

   

Lot #S258
1971 LS6 Coupe

1 of 188 built and 1 of 47 known coupes; Triple Crown winner; tank sticker

   

Lot #S157
1972 Black Convertible

Special order by GM president; 1st time offered for public sale; NCRS 4 Star Bowtie and Top Flight; very well documented

   

Lot #S159
1972 ZR1 Coupe

1 of 20; matching numbers; tank sticker and Protect-O-Plate

   

Lot #S177
1972 LT-1 A/C Convertible

Estimated to be 1 of less than 50; 40k miles; NCRS Top Flight; tank sticker

   

Lot #T406
1975 Convertible

57 original miles; Bloomington Benchmark; NCRS Top Flight; still on MSO

   

Lot #F104
2005 Coupe VIN 002

1st C6 released by GM; formerly of the McDorman Collection; 9,100 actual miles

As you can see, the Mecum Indy event has assembled another stellar catalog of Corvettes for their silver anniversary event. The 25th annual Spring Classic begins Tuesday May 15th and continues through Sunday, May 20th.

Velocity will provide 32 riveting hours of live coverage of the event Wednesday through Friday 2pm – 10pm and Saturday 12pm – 8pm. All times are Eastern. You can also watch the event live on Mecum’s website.


Source:
Mecum Auction

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