A key feature at any major car show is the opportunity to buy or sell a car. In addition to the GoldMine Corvettes for sale, Bloomington Gold also plays host each year to a Mecum auction comprised solely, of course, of Corvettes. Click past the jump to see the top 11 Corvette sales at the 2012 Mecum Bloomington Gold auction.
This year’s auction was smaller than years past. The usual two day event was trimmed to 1 day to create a more intimate experience for buyers, seller, and observers. It’s likely that Mecum’s monster Indianapolis auction in May and their concurrent St. Paul auction stole some of Bloomington’s thunder this year. Even with the lower car count, the auction tent was packed all day, especially during the early lots and again when the star cars rolled up later in the day.
As we’ve seen before this year there’s still plenty of demand for top notch, documented cars as 3 of our 4 preview cars drew the highest bids of the day. This was evidenced by the 1969 L88 coupe that quickly bid to $385,000 before the bid was closed. A little while later a 4,300 mile 1953 roadster bid to a $200,000 no sale.
Average cars still brought average money or even less in some cases like the black 1995 coupe that sold for $5,500.
You can take a look at all of the results from the 2012 Bloomington Gold Corvette auction and meanwhile, here’s a list of the top 11 Corvette sales last weekend in St. Charles. You can also browse through some photos of the event in our gallery below.
|Lot #||Description||Sell Price|
|S84||1967 427/435 convertible||$115,000|
|S125||1962 327/360 convertible||$105,000|
|S127||1962 Restomod convertible||$105,000|
|S87||1967 427/435 convertible||$102,500|
|S99||1962 327/340 convertible||$94,000|
|S101||1965 327/350 coupe||$91,500|
|S112||1965 396/425 coupe||$87,500|
|S81||1967 427/390 coupe||$77,000|
|S46||1959 283/230 convertible||$75,000|
|S92||1962 327/360 convertible||$69,500|