Like a scene out of Steven King’s novel “Children of the Corn”, it’s not children but rather Corvette ZR1’s that will invade Indianapolis May 13th through May 18th at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds when Dana Mecum kicks off his 27th annual Spring Classic auction. Though only a portion of the consignments have been listed at this point it appears that Mecum has cornered the low mile ZR1 market and will be sending them across the block.
One of the first group of consignments to the auction is a lot of six red ZR1’s from a private collection (Lots S121 through S126). Most of these are low mileage cars with the Bright Red 1990 having only 396 original miles while the Bright Red 1991 (Lot S122) shows only 765 original miles. The 1993 Ruby Red Metallic 40th Anniversary, the 1994 and 1995, both Torch Red, all have only 1425 original miles.
And like the children of King’s novel the invading ZR1’s just keep coming and coming. In addition to the six ZR1’s from the collection there are even more scheduled to cross the block in what used to be Mecum’s largest auction, now second only to Kissimmee. If you think the mileage on the collection ZR1’s is too high there is a Dark Red Metallic 1990 ZR1 (Lot S61) which the seller claims has only 112 original miles. And if the 112 actual miles is also too high there is a 1990 Black ZR1 with 95 original miles. Finally, there is Lot S156, 1 of 40 Artic White ZR1’s produced in 1994. But it is still relatively early in the consignment process so don’t be surprised if they just keep coming and coming.
Rick Tavel writes about automobiles with an emphasis on Corvettes and the hobby in general. You can see his website at Corvetted