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Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Spring Auburn Sale

by Steve Burns on May 30, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Spring Auburn

Auctions America by RM will be hosting their annual Spring auction in Auburn, Indiana this weekend.

The 3-day sale takes place Friday – Sunday, June 1 – 3 at the sprawling Auburn Auction Park. Last time we counted there were nearly 400 cars up for grabs including over 30 Corvettes. You know the drill, so click past the jump to see our favorites being offered this weekend.

The Corvettes on the Auburn Spring menu are mainly nice driver-quality cars. There are no L88’s, LS6’s, or early fuel injected cars. If you’re looking for a cool ride for the summer like a 365hp 1964 Corvette roadster, this is place to go as prices likely won’t be sky-high like we’re used to seeing on the ultra-high-end collectibles.

If we were in the market here are the one we’d be looking at:

Lot #552 – 1957 Convertible
Powered by the 283CI/245hp dual quad engine, this white / red C1 features a four speed transmission, a black soft top, seat belt, and red wheels with the full wheel covers. It has achieved a NCRS Top Flight award. The auction estimate is $80k – $100k. We think it’ll sell closer to $80k.

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Lot #422 – 1987 Convertible
This red/red has the standard L98 backed by the Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and has travelled just 5,300 miles since new. Amenities include power seats, cruise control, ABS, power locks, and a white convertible top. The original window sticker accompanies the sale. Auctions America thinks it’ll sell between $20,000 and $25,000. That’s pretty heavy for an early C4. We think $15k – $20 will buy it.

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Lot #224 – 1978 Coupe with 21 actual miles
Yep, just 21 miles since new and it’s still on the MSO. The unrestored original car has the optional L82 and 4 speed drivetrain in addition to A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, seats and locks. We last saw this car at Mecum’s Indy sale a couple weeks ago where it was a no sale at $24,000. Even with the L82, 4-speed, and ultra-low miles, we don’t think it’ll approach the estimate of $32,000 – $37,000 here. And why are the catalog photos in black and white?

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The Spring Auburn auction hosted by Auctions America by RM takes place this weekend at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn Indiana. Vehicle sales take place Friday, June 1, 11am – 8pm, Saturday, June 2, 10am – 9pm, and Sunday, June 3, 11am – 6pm. If you can’t be there firsthand, you catch every minute via webcast on the Auction America website.


Source:
Auctions America by RM

Related:
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1953 Corvette VIN #005 Sells for $445,500 at RM’s Scottsdale Auction
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