Last Friday we spent the slightly soggy day at Barrett-Jackson to see the auction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. While that auction was certainly exciting with Rick Hendrick paying $1 million to buy the first retail version of the next generation convertible, it wasn’t the only Corvette offered on the block that day.
There were some fantastic Corvettes for sale at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach this year with our favorite being the rare 1965 Black/Silver 327/365 hp with factory A/C. Now I am a bit biased as I have a Black/Silver 1966 convertible. But I can count the number of the Black/Silver midyears on one hand that I’ve seen over the years so its always a treat to see a similar one like it.
And while the rain made things a little interesting, all the Corvettes we encountered were indoors or under tents, except those Ron Fellows ZR1s giving rides on Chevy’s Test Drive track. Other than a quick dash between the drops, the rain didn’t ruin our day.
And while the focus was on actual cars, we did manage to get some other Corvette-related photos as well. You’ll see some Corvette furniture, an original pedal car, and some unique wood carvings. We also managed to capture renowned Corvette artist Dana Forrester paining one of the his famous bricks posters featuring the 1969 BFG Stars & Stripes ZL1/L88 Racer.
Check out our gallery of Corvettes at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction:
Barrett-Jackson auctions are very fun events to attend and should be on your list if there is an auction close by. Barrett-Jackson’s next auction event will be at a new location – Hot August Nights in Reno, NV on August 8-10th. See more at www.barrett-jackson.com.
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