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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

by Steve Burns on September 20, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits Sin City this weekend for their 5th annual Las Vegas sale. Over 50 Corvettes are up for adoption Thursday September 20th through Saturday the 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. As always, SPEED will be providing live coverage of the event. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the jump.

The Corvette docket contains all 6 generations this time around. All of which are being offered at no reserve. Here’s how the cars break down by generation:

Generation No. of Corvettes
C1 7
C2 12
C3 13
C4 6
C5 6
C6 1

A black/silver/red fuel injected 1957 is one of the highlights of the straight axle cars while a rare copper 1994 convertible is one of the C4’s available.

According to the famous old cliché, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. Here is a closer look at 3 Corvettes that won’t be staying in Vegas after this weekend’s sale is finished.

Lot 652.2 1967 Custom Corvette Convertible:
This wild blue C2 rides on a Morrison/Hedges chassis with C5 and C6 suspension. Power comes via a 500hp Hot Cam LS3 crate engine which is mated to 4L70E transmission. Additional features include: Vintage Air, power windows and steering, power hood, factory hardtop, and Z06 brakes wrapped in Nitto tires. Another good looking restomod that should draw a lot of attention on the auction block.

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Lot 678 1966 Corvette w/427, 4-Speed Convertible:
This recently restored blue on blue 1966 convertible sports a matching numbers 427/390hp engine, 4-speed transmission, and posi-traction rear end. According to the consignor all “components are correct with all the right markings and paint.” The two-top car includes photos of the frame-off restoration. If you don’t buy the blue restomod above, by this C2 instead. Or just buy both.

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Lot 680 2005 Corvette Anteros Roadster:
This car is serial #0001 produced by Anteros Coachworks Inc., What began as stock C6 Corvette now wears a carbon fiber body finished in Jewel Red paint. The LS2 has been fitted with a Magnuson supercharger. Magnaflow exhaust allows spent gassed to leave quickly. The interior is covered in tan leather and features a Pioneer touchscreen receiver, GPS, Bluetooth, and iPod integration. Featured in Corvette Enthusiast and Vette magazines. We’ve never seen an Anteros Corvette before so we’ll have to see how the bidders react when it crosses the block this weekend.

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For those not attending the Las Vegas extravaganza this weekend, you can still watch 20 hours of live coverage on SPEED. They’ll be on the air Thursday, September 20th 4-9pm, Friday September 21st 11am-4pm, and Saturday September 22nd 11am-9pm. All times are PDT.

You can check out all the Corvettes being offered this weekend at www.Barrett-Jackson.com.


Source:
Barrett-Jackson

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