Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim 2013

The Mecum Auctions’ 2013 US tour stops in Anaheim, California this weekend. The 3-day extravaganza gets underway Thursday, November 21st at the Anaheim Convention Center. The action will run through Saturday, November 23rd until all of the nearly 700 cars have rolled across the auction block. Velocity will have 16 hours of live coverage spread across each of the 3 auction days. Click past the jump see a few of the 60+ Corvettes being offered this weekend.

Corvettes representing model years 1956 through 2010 are up for grabs this weekend. Breaking the cars down by generation, we see 11 C1’s, 16 C2’s, 18 C3’s, 7 C4’s, 10 C5’s, and 2 C6’s. The quality of the cars ranges from driver to show car. Suffice to say we won’t be seeing any world record sales this weekend, but we will still be seeing some very nice Corvettes.

Some of our favorites rolling across Mecum’s red carpet include a fantastic red on red 1960 convertible, a Marlboro Maroon 1966 big block coupe, and a dreamy silver on red 1962 fuelie. The restomod crowd will be clamoring for Lot S172, a LS-powered 1961 creation.

Here’s a closer peak at a few other great Corvettes available this weekend in California.

Lot F85 – 1957 Corvette Gasser:
This award winning C1 built in 2003 spent 5 on the car show circuit and was featured in The Rodder’s Journal. The street legal car wears a non-modified original body over boxed front and rear frames. A 427ci, 450hp engine with Hilborn fuel injection peaks through the hood. A 1957 4-speed transmission sends the power out back to a Dana 44 rear end. Mickey Thompson tires wrap American Racing Torque Thrust D’s and add the perfect period to touches to this nostalgic Corvette.

1957 Corvette Gasser

Lot S188 – 1967 Corvette L88 Replica:
Here’s a great way to score a 1967 L88 for less than $3.2 million. This 1967 coupe was built to L88 specs according to the NCRS judging manual. The auction listing states that the aluminum head 427’s carburetor, alternator, and starter are all correct for a 1967 L88. The M22 4 speed comes from a 1969, and the J56 brakes were sourced from a 1968. We’re especially big fans of the white stinger which has been stretched over the full length of the body.

1967 Corvette L88 Replica

Lot S203 – 2010 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1:
This black on black 2010 ZR1 has been given a full makeover by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering to the tune of 850hp. In addition to the monster power the C6 features APR carbon fiber bits and pieces as well as Daytona carbon race seats. The jaunt down the quarter mile will last just under 10 seconds.

2010 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1

Mecum’s 2013 Anaheim auction takes place this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Vehicle sales kick off at 1pm local time November 21st then resume at 10am both Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd respectively. Velocity’s live coverage will air Thursday from 3pm – 7pm Pacific time as well as 1pm-7pm (Pacific) on Friday and Saturday. A Webcast is also available on the Mecum website throughout the event.

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