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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights

by Steve Burns on August 8, 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 tour rolls into Reno, NV this weekend for their first ever Hot August Nights auction. The event replaces their old Orange County auction from the previous few years. The diverse vehicle docket includes 34 Corvettes, all but one of which will be selling at no reserve. The three day event kicks off Thursday, August 8th and runs through Saturday, August 10th. SPEED and FUEL TV will have 18 hours of combined live coverage from the event.

The Hot August Nights Corvette docket consists of 34 Corvettes. All of the Corvettes save for a 1961 racer are being offered with no reserve. Looking at the cars by generation we see 8 C1’s, 7 C2’s, 10 C3’s, 5 C4’s, 3 C5’s, and one lone C6.

The cars in Reno are good, but not so good as to elicit the seven figure bids we saw in Scottsdale. Our favorite C1 is a pristine red 1957 fuelie which compliments a blue 1967 427/435 coupe. For you late model fans be sure to check out the 1996 Grand Sport convertible and its coupe brother. Fifth generation fans will clamor over the black 1999 Mallett coupe while C6 aficionados can bid on a rare 2009 Callaway GT-1 coupe.

Since it’s Shark Week on the National Geographic channel this week, here’s a Sharknado full of 3 third generation Corvettes to keep your eye this weekend in Reno.

Lot 392 – 1972 LT-1 Corvette Convertible
This final year, matching number 1972 LT1 convertible features the requisite 255hp solid lifter lump, M21 transmission, and positraction rear end. The Ontario Orange on black roadster features an AM/FM radio, tilt and telescopic steering column, leather seats, and a hardtop.

Lot 392 – 1972 LT-1 Corvette Convertible

Lot 444 – 1970 LS5 Corvette Coupe
This frame-off restored 1970 big block was completed in 2009. Under the hood is the 454 which was rebuilt in 2010. Other items installed on the Monza Red coupe include a 3.73 rear end, large super cool radiator, new glass all around, rebuilt seats, new carpet, power steering, power brakes and an electronic ignition system.

Lot 444 – 1970 LS5 Corvette Coupe

Lot 122 – 1969 350/300 Corvette Convertible
This one family owned 1969 roadster has travelled 73,000 miles since new. The car still wears its original paint, top and interior. Motivation comes courtesy of the base 350/300hp engine. Options on the October 1969 delivered convertible include a 3.08 rear end and an AM/FM radio. The auction listing states that the car was “Never driven in the snow” and that “All original paper is included.”

Lot 122 – 1969 350/300 Corvette Convertible

Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Reno/Tahoe sale takes place as part of the annual Hot August Nights automobile extravaganza. Vehicle sales run Thursday August 8th – Saturday August 10th. The live TV schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday and Friday 8/8 and 8/9: 3pm-8pm PDT on SPEED
  • Saturday 8/10: 11am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm on SPEED and 2pm on 5pm on FUEL TV


Source:
Barrett-Jackson

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