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Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 5, 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Our DVR’s will be working overtime this weekend as we’ve got a 2nd big auction taking place. While Barrett-Jackson is in Palm Beach, Mecum Auctions will be in Houston, Texas this weekend for their second event there. The expanded event takes place Thursday, April 4th through Saturday the 6th at the Reliant Center. Velocity will have 6 hours of live coverage each of the 3 auction days.

The Houston sale offers Corvettes from 1954 through 2012 model years this weekend. Of the 839 cars currently listed, 108 are Corvettes. Some of our favorites include a cool 1964 Hot Wheels tribute car, a pair of 1990 ZR-1’s each with less than 10,000 miles, and a fantastic yellow 1969 side pipe coupe. If you’re looking for something a bit different than you should take a look the 2010 coupe made over to look like the Stingray Concept from the Transformers movie franchise.

Here are 3 more Houston offerings worth a closer look.

Lot T207 – 1962 Fuelie Convertible:
This stunning Tuxedo Black on Red C1 was born July 19, 1962 and originally sold new by Commonwealth Chevrolet of Boston. It’s propelled by a matching numbers 360hp fuel injected engine, 4-speed transmission, and a 3.70:1 posi rear gear. Other options include a hardtop and off-road exhaust. It was the recipient of a recent body-on restoration which included new paint, interior, chrome, brakes, hubcaps and tires.

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Lot S246.1 – 1967 427/435 Convertible:
This all black C2 has several unique options including the numbers matching 435hp L71 427 engine, J56 big brakes, K66 transistor ignition, Vinyl hardtop only, A82 headrests, heater and radio delete, and side pipes. Clearly it was ordered with the race track and weight reduction in mind. The auction listing states that it is one of only 35 made without a heater and radio. Documentation includes the NCRS Shipping Data Report.

Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Mecum Houston

Lot F217 – 1969 L89 Automatic Coupe:
Just 390 1969 Corvettes were built with the aluminum head L89 427/435 engine. The Mona Red on black car still retains that original numbers matching lump under the hood. Options on the car being sold out of the Gerald Byrd collection include an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and power windows. No mention of documentation is given in the auction listing.

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Mecum’s Houston Auction begins at 10am central time Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Velocity’s live coverage will air Thursday and Friday 3-9pm CST and Saturday 2-8pm CST.

If you can’t make it to this event or don’t get the Velocity channel you can still catch all the action live on Mecum’s website.


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