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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

by Steve Burns on November 16, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

Mecum Auctions takes their quest to sell every car ever produced west this weekend for their inaugural Anaheim, California event. Around 70 Corvettes are up for adoption this Thursday through Saturday as part of the 800 car docket. You can watch 18 hours of live coverage of the event on Velocity.

Corvettes make up close to 10% of the auction catalog. All 6 generations will be represented with C1’s and C2’s representing about 50% of the Corvettes available. The breakdown by generation looks like this: 17 C1’s, 25 C2’s, 14 C3’s, 7 C4’s, 3 C5’s, and a trio of C6’s. Earlier this week told you about the 1969 L88 convertible crossing the block on Saturday. Some other sick whips being offered include a black 1960 roadster believed to have 70 original miles on it, a stunning 1962 fuelie, and a silver 1963 fuelie coupe in addition to a pair of fine unrestored 1967’s in the Survivor Collection.

In contrast to those factory-correct cars, here’s an automotive hat trick of restomods to keep an eye on this weekend.

Lot #S162 1957 Convertible:

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Why you should buy it:

LS3 6.2 L/480 HP Chevy crate engine; 6-speed manual transmission; hand-sculpted tube frame; independent coilover A-arm suspension; power rack and pinion steering; 4-wheel disc brakes; brushed stainless steel exhaust; polished billet wheels.

Lot #S126: 1966 Convertible:

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Why you should buy it:

GM performance parts ZZ502; Tremec 5-speed transmission; Tangerine Peal paint; built by Bones Fabrication in Camarillo, CA; polished late model GM fuel injection; AccuFab throttle body; 42lb injectors; Griffin aluminum radiator; Centerforce dual friction 11″ clutch; Dakota Digital gauges; 17″ Billet Specialties wheels.

Lot #S17 1972 Coupe:

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Why you should buy it:

383ci/430hp stroker engine; Muncie 4-speed transmission; Less than 300 miles since build; VBP performance plus suspension; VBP Rack-Attack power rack and pinion system; 17″ aluminum MD Classics wheels with BF Goodrich G-force T/A KDW; Classic Auto air conditioning; Custom Red and Black interior with white custom gauges; Flaming river tilt steering

Mecum’s first ever Anaheim auction takes place this Thursday November 15th – 17th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Vehicle sales begin at 1pm (Pacific) on Thursday and at 10am Friday and Saturday. A general admission ticket is $15 at the door.

If you can’t make it to the event you can catch every minute via Mecum’s webcast or watch 18 hours of coverage on Velocity. The broadcast airs 3pm – 9pm Thursday and Friday and 1pm – 7pm on Saturday. All times Pacific.


Source:
Mecum

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