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Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Hosts Annual Auburn Labor Day Sale

by Steve Burns on August 31, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Auburn Fall

A Labor Day tradition continues this weekend when Auctions America by RM hosts their annual fall auction at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. The action started on Thursday when the first of roughly 1,200 collector cars are expected to cross the auction block. Included in that number are about 50 Corvettes. We take a look at some of our favorites after the break.

Fall Auburn’s Corvette docket spans all 6 generations. The offerings range from factory-correct restored cars to full on custom Corvettes. Some of the more notable lots include a 1968 L89 convertible and a rare 2002 Avelate Corvette. The latter being one of 27 ever produced.

Here is a trio of Corvettes from Auburn we’d like to park in the CorvetteBlogger garage.

Lot 4102 – 1958 Yellow Corvette Roadster:
This 1958 Corvette is one of the 190 cars produced that year in stunning Panama Yellow. It’s powered by the 245hp, 283ci engine backed by a 4 speed transmission. Inside is a complementary black interior. This C1 was fully restored in 2008 and has since received a Bloomington Gold Certificate. Auctions America estimates that this car will sell for $100,000 – $120,000. We think it will be closer to $100k than $120k.

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Lot 5152 – 1956 Red Corvette Roadster:
Lot 5152 is finished in red exterior paint with white coves. Inside are a matching red interior and a 4 speed transmission. This ’56 is a Triple Crown Award winner which consists of a NCRS Top Flight award, a Bloomington Gold Certificate, and a Gold Spinner award. The pre-auction prediction is $80,000 – $100,000. With the correct 2 people in the room it’s very possible that this car could fall into that range.

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Lot 5211 – 2005 Specter Werkes Coupe:
Specter Werkes of Troy, MI treated this C6 to its Sports Group 6 package featuring a 530hp LS2 hooked up to a six-speed transmission. This example has travelled less than 6,000 miles since new. Modifications include an extractor hood, wheel flares, and front and rear spoilers. Michelin Pilot PS2 tires keep the car on the track. The $35,000 – $45,000 estimate is probably a reasonable premium over a comparable stock first-year C6.

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Auctions America by RM’s fall Auburn sale runs August 29th through September 2nd at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. Here’s what the weekend schedule looks like:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

  • 12pm-5pm Memorabilia Auction
  • 5pm-9pm Car Auction

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • 8am-9am Breakfast – Auction Arena
  • 9am-10am Shelby Seminar – Auction Arena
  • 10am-11am Memorabilia Auction
  • 11am-9pm Car Auction

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • 9am-10am Memorabilia Auction
  • 10am-9pm Car Auction

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • 10am-11am Memorabilia Auction
  • 11am-11:30am Celebrity Auction
  • 11:30am-7pm Car Auction

Day passes are available for $15 per day or you can grab an all-event pass for $45. Kids 12 and under get in free.

For more information on Fall Auburn, check out Auction America’s website.

Source:
Auctions America by RM

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