Seriously? Someone found another sub-10,000 mile 1967 Corvette? Why can’t I ever find anything like this? The next stop on the low mile 1967 Corvette train is this Rally Red on black 427/400 coupe crossing the block this weekend at Mecum’s Portland auction. This rare Corvette has just 9,523 miles on the odometer.
Lot 171 will traverse the Mecum red carpet on Friday, June 16th. After living with its first owner until 1973, the car went to a new home.
Somewhere in the 1970’s the car received a lacquer repaint and the chassis was highly detailed in order to bring it up to show quality. After that, the car basically sat for 35 years until its most recent discovery.
The options on this 1967 coupe are like none other. It’s loaded up with the L68 427/400hp motor, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power brakes, headrests, shoulder harness seatbelts, telescopic steering column, and transistor ignition. Notice anything missing there? This one was born without a radio making it the only 400hp, automatic, A/C, radio delete car known to exist. The matching numbers car was last titled in 1973 and is documented with the original tank sticker which has been verified by the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS).
So what’s it worth? This is the 3rd ultra-low mile 1967 coupe we’ve seen at a Mecum auction since 2014. The famous 2,996 mile 427/390 McNamara coupe sold for $750,000 in 2014. Just last month the Litavski 8,500 mile 427/435 coupe sold for $675,000 at Mecum Indy. We don’t expect the bidding on this red 400hp coupe to be near that high. The main reason being that this car been restored whereas the other 2 were completely untouched, unrestored examples. They’re only original once as they say, so we expect this one to bid well, but not as well as we’ve seen on others. Collectors crave originality which this car just doesn’t have compared to the other two.
The Mecum Portland auction takes place June 16th – 17th at the Expo Center. NBCSN will have 11.5 hour of coverage starting Friday 1:30pm Eastern. For more information check Mecum’s website.
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