It’s that time of year again when the Barrett-Jackson auction company packs up and heads to the East Coast for three days of classics and collector cars in Palm Beach, Florida. The 13th Annual South Florida auction kicks off on Friday, April 17th and concludes on Sunday, April 19th and the Corvettes consigned to the sale are an eclectic mix of 48 classic Corvettes and restomods with some late model Corvette power sprinkled in for good measure.
Back in 2007 when this blog was still in its infancy, we attended one of our first live auctions as an official Corvette Blogger to cover some of the really cool Corvettes offered for sale. Hosted by RM Auctions, the December 2007 sale of the Al Wiseman Collection contained several prominent Corvettes including Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Harvest Gold 1955 Corvette Roadster.
But the real star of the auction, other than Val Kilmer’s Batmobile from Batman Forever, was a unique 1965 cut-away Corvette display created by General Motors to show off the inner-workings of the Corvette Sting Ray at its annual auto shows.
Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, have spent years building one of the world’s best collections of classic vehicles.
Now they want to sell off many of their prized cars to whittle their impressive collection down to a more manageable 15 to 20 cars that they can focus on and enjoy with their family.
Some 75 of their cars and a wide assortment of memorabilia will be auctioned off May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas by RM Sotheby’s.
One of the cars to be auctioned is their 1962 Corvette Gulf Oil race car – with no reserve. Estimated value of the car is $2 million to $2.75 million.
If you’re a fan of just about any type of car, but especially if you’re a Corvette fan, a web browsing trip through eBay Motors on a regular basis is almost required—you just never knows what rare, odd, unusual, or just plain cool cars will show up. Currently being offered for sale is a super rare 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette with only 46,160 miles on the odometer. The auction ends Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. You can be sure that the current bid of $55,655 will not be close to the selling price. So far there have been 14 bids and, needless to say, the reserve has not been met.
If you can’t wait a couple of years to see if Chevy finally delivers on the much-dreamed-about mid-engine Corvette, you might want to check out this American Supercars 1963 split window-inspired mid-engine Corvette concept known as the V7 Twin Turbo.
It’s up for auction in Lot No. 712 on Sunday, March 29 by Auctions America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it’s estimated it will bring $90,000 to $110,000.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition was offered as a special way to kick off the newest generation of Chevy sports car.
If being the owner of one of just 500 Premiere Edition Coupes isn’t special enough for you, you have a chance to bump up your exclusivity a notch with this “one-of-a-kind” P.E. being offered now on eBay.
One of just 41 Big Tank Corvette Coupes produced in 1965 will be on the block at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction in Florida March 12-15.
This silver over black coupe comes with a rich though dated pedigree, too, including Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 1989 and 1995, Bloomington Certified in 1987, National NCRS Top Flight award in 1993,and Chevy Vettefest Triple Crown award in 2004.
Some lucky person will soon have an opportunity to become the new owner of a verified 1969 Corvette L88 convertible.
But it won’t come cheap. A similar Le Mans Blue example that could trace its lineage all the way back to the original Georgia owner recently sold for a whopping $825,000.
This L88, ruled the real deal by experts David Burroughs and Tim Thorpe, will be on the block at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction set in Florida for March 12-15.
Malcolm Konner was a prominent Corvette dealer from the 1960s to the early 1980s who claimed to be “The World’s Largest Corvette Dealer” in his newspaper ads.
“Because we sold and serviced so many Corvettes,” Konner’s son RJ Konner told Corvette Magazine, “we were an invaluable resource for Chevrolet. They had a technician or engineer at the dealership 80 percent of the time to troubleshoot and help evaluate problems that came up in the field.
1953 Corvettes are very rare beasts and it isn’t very often that one is offered at auction without a significant reserve being asked. Mecum will offer Corvette fans that opportunity at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction on Saturday, February 28, 2015 when a 1953 Corvette roadster will cross the block with no reserve—that’s right, the car is guaranteed to go home with the highest bidder on the floor.