One of the most decorated mid-year Corvettes hit the auction block at Mecum’s 26th Annual Spring Classic last Friday and the results were nothing less than spectacular. Up for sale was the Triple Crown award winning 1967 Corvette Convertible known as “Black ‘n Blue” for its Tuxedo Black exterior highlighted with a Blue hood stinger, Blue convertible top and a Blue interior. When the hammer fell, the Corvette was sold for $610,000.
The 1967 Corvette was sold new by Mattingley-Rapier Chevrolet in Danville, Kentucky. Powered by a numbers matching 427/400 HP Tri-Power V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission, the Corvette is highly optioned with power steering and brakes, power windows, telescopic steering wheel, auxiliary hard top and factory air conditioning.
Of the 815 Tuxedo Black Corvettes produced in 1967, it’s only one of four Corvettes known to exist with Tuxedo Black Paint and blue interior. Other accents include a teal blue soft top, blue Stinger hood and Goodyear Blue Streak tires.
The Corvette is documented with the original tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual, title search, award certificates and judging sheets. The Corvette’s documentation also includes a personal letter of authentication from the original owner.
The “Black ‘n Blue” 1967 Corvette Sting Ray has received just about every award the Corvette hobby has to offer including Bloomington Gold Certification and an NCRS Top Flight Award. Other awards include the VetteFest Triple Crown, Gold Spinner Concours and Top Gun award, and it took first place at the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance.
The estimate of the sale on Mecum’s Catalog listing was $600,000-$750,000. Although the Corvette sold at the low end, we’re sure both the buyer and seller are pretty happy with the $610,000 hammer price considering it was the third highest priced car to sell during Mecum’s 2013 Spring Classic.
Mecum Auction’s next event is June 29th at Bloomington Gold. The auction will take place at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall Grounds in Champaign, IL. Visit Mecum.com for more details.