Much of the hoopla surrounding Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction this weekend is focused on the 1967 L88 Corvette, a ’63 Z06 tanker and several other prized Corvettes. But after reviewing their online catalog, we found this little gem cruising just under the radar.
On Saturday, Mecum will offer a 1962 Corvette was the last first generation Corvette ever built.
Many collectors love to own either the very first of a model run or the very last. The fact that this Corvette has been off the market and with its 2nd owner since 1965 should make for a lively sale on Saturday.
The final Straight Axle Corvette is VIN #14531, a Tuxedo Black roadster with a fawn beige interior. The Corvette features a factory auxiliary hard top as well. Powering the last ’62 is the original 327/300 V8 engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission.
The Corvette is documented with its 1965 purchase paperwork, service records as well as receipts and photos from its frame-off restoration in the mid-1990’s.
The Last ’62 Corvette is LOT S193 and will cross the auction block at Mecum’s Seattle auction on Saturday afternoon.
CorvetteBlogger’s Steve Burns recently mentioned the last 1962 Corvette in this article regarding the unknown whereabouts of the last C3 Corvette. If anyone knows where this car is, please let us know!
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