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Auctions & Results

1964 Corvette Coupe

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their four day Palm Beach collector car auction and the results have been tabulated: 59 Corvettes sold for $3,861,200. The total doesn’t include a buyer’s commission of 10% as Barrett-Jackson is only reporting the hammer price on their results page.

The top seller of the weekend was a 1958 RestoRod powered by a 1996 LT-4 engine with a 6-speed ZF transmission. The Black/Silver Corvette sold for $155,000 on Saturday. But the big story for the weekend is the strength of the early C3 Corvettes. A 327ci 350hp Rally Red 1968 Corvette roadster sold for $152,000 and in third place at $150,000 was a Cortez Silver 1969 Corvette Coupe with the L71 427/435 engine. Another 1969 Cortez Silver Corvette with a L71 427/435 engine sold for $98,000 while a 1972 LT-1 Corvette hit $92,000.

The weekend wasn’t without its disappointments though. A 1970 LT-1 ZR-1 Corvette sold for just $102,000 despite the fact that only 25 were made. Fuelie prices seemed lower than in previous auctions. A 1960 283/290 FI Convertible sold for $112,000 and a 1962 White Roadster with a 327/360 FI engine fetched $93,000.

Looking at the last few years of the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auctions gives us something else to talk about. There were less Corvettes represented than in previous years and therefore the sales totals are less. But we are also seeing a decline in the average prices from year to year. If we adjust this year’s sales figure to include a 10% buyers commission, Corvettes sold for an average of $71,988 in 2008, down from $75,177 in 2007 and $78,970 in 2006.

Here are the full results from the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction:

LOT # YEAR MAKE MODEL PRICE
46 1969 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $31,000
47 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $63,000
64 1964 CORVETTE COUPE $54,000
98.1 1980 CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE $10,000
100 1982 CORVETTE COUPE $19,500
312 1982 CORVETTE COUPE $15,500
323 1994 CORVETTE COUPE $19,000
324 1992 CORVETTE COUPE $16,500
331.1 1975 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $19,000
340.1 1990 CORVETTE COUPE $44,000
345 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $53,000
348 1958 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $73,000
348.1 1965 CORVETTE COUPE $73,000
350.1 1968 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $152,000
355 1970 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $65,000
356 1966 CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE $70,000
361.1 1963 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $80,000
364 1966 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $65,000
365 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $64,000
370 2000 CORVETTE AVELATE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $47,000
372.1 1958 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $63,000
385 2004 CORVETTE 88TH INDY 500 OFFICIAL PACE CAR $58,000
385.1 1964 CORVETTE COUPE $100,000
388 1972 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE LT-1 $92,000
388.1 1972 CORVETTE COUPE $66,000
389 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $70,000
394 1964 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $71,000
401 1961 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $61,000
422 1992 CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE $17,000
600 1973 CORVETTE COUPE $13,500
609 1988 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $16,500
627.1 1978 CORVETTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY PACE CAR $28,000
630 2003 CORVETTE AVELATE CONVERTIBLE $70,000
632 1962 CORVETTE FI CONVERTIBLE $93.000
633.1 1970 CORVETTE COUPE $62,000
636 1967 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $66,000
641.1 1959 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $80,000
642 1967 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $72,000
643 2007 CORVETTE DAYTONA 500 PACE CAR RE-CREATION $64,000
645 1965 CORVETTE COUPE $107,000
646 1969 CORVETTE COUPE $150,000
652 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $80,000
655 1957 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $90,000
670.1 1970 CORVETTE LT-1 ZR-1 COUPE $102,000
672.1 1960 CORVETTE FI CONVERTIBLE $112,000
678 1966 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $112,000
678.1 1961 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $118,000
681.1 1965 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $92,000
683 1957 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $80,000
684 1954 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $72,000
685.1 1969 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $67,000
688 1958 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $155,000
688.1 1969 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE L71 $98,000
689.3 2007 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $67,000
707 1994 CORVETTE COUPE $21,000
908 1985 CORVETTE COUPE $6,700
925 1994 CORVETTE COUPE $20,000
942 1960 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $57,000
956 1963 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $58,000
         
      TOTAL CORVETTE SALES: $3,861,200

Sources:
Barrett-Jackson.com
SpeedTV.com

Related:
[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 08: All Time High for 1969 L71 427/435 Corvette
[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 08: 1970 Corvette ZR-1 Sells for $102,000
[VIDEO] Friday’s Featured Corvettes: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Edition
Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2007: Corvette Sales Top $6.2 Million

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1970 ZR-1 LT-1 Corvette on the block at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

We came into this auction delayed by one of SPEED’s copius commercial breaks so we didn’t get the usual analysis one would expect for a Corvette of this rarity. The 1970 ZR-1 Corvette package was the small block replacement for 1969′s L-88. Two other specially equipped big blocks were planned and then scrapped, leaving the ZR-1 to carry the high performance mantle for the model year. The ZR-1 option was described as a Special Purpose Engine Package and came equipped with a 350 ci 370 hp LT-1 engine, M22 4-speed heavy duty transmission, heavy duty power brakes and a special aluminum radiator. Only 25 of 1970′s 17,316 Corvettes were built with the ZR-1 option.

On this particular 1970 ZR-1 Corvette, the commentators question the exterior paint and quality of body preparation and one mentions that what Corvette collectors are most likely looking for was the “combination of equipment and provenance”. That’s exactly what was missing from this sale. It’s our opinion that the seller didn’t do a good job on selling the rarity of the Corvette through the use of documentation, and it’s the lack of documentation that makes claims of rarity suspect. The description of the Corvette on the Barrett-Jackson website also makes no claims to originality or numbers matching and the only document mentioned is a photo of the tank sticker.

A little more than a week ago, Proteam’s Terry Michaelis ranked his A-List of Corvettes and the 53 Corvette ZR-1′s produced from 1970-1972 made the Top 10 with a price point between $150,000-$250,000. If the Corvette is indeed original, the buyer should attempt to add “paper” to the Corvette through NCRS and Bloomington judging.

Sources:
Barrett-Jackson.com
SpeedTV.com
tMichaelis Corvette Perspective

Related:
[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 08: 1970 Corvette ZR-1 Sells for $102,000
2008 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Corvette Auction Preview

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1969 L71 427/435 Corvette on the block at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

In what could very well be the all time high price, this 38,000 mile 1969 Corvette Coupe equipped with the potent L71 427 ci 435 hp engine sold for $150,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction in March 2008. Our search for a previous high led us to Keith Martin’s VetteMarket.com Corvette database where an L71 Corvette Coupe sold at Barrett-Jackson’s 2006 Scottsdale auction for $116,100 while the overall high for 1961 L71 Corvettes goes to a convertible model that sold at the same auction for $128,200.

This Cortez Silver example (Lot #646)is highly documented and fully authenticated. The Corvette features the L71 427 ci 435 hp engine, M21 close ratio 4-speed manual transmission and F-41 suspension. Options include factory side mount exhaust, power disc brakes, power steering, power windows, Redline tires, headrest and shoulder belts.

This kind of money for early C3 big blocks has mostly been reserved for the 200-odd L88 Corvettes. It will be interesting to see if the market follows or if this was just a case of Barrett-Jacksonitis.

Sources:
Barrett-Jackson.com
SpeedTV.com

Related:
[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 08: 1970 Corvette ZR-1 Sells for $102,000
[VIDEO] Friday’s Featured Corvettes: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Edition
2008 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Corvette Auction Preview

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1965 Corvette on the block at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

Instead of listing Corvettes that are for sale like I usually like to do on Fridays, I thought I would show you two Corvettes that sold last night at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida. We always hear about the big blocks and the rare or special edition Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson, but how do the small blocks fare on the first and traditionally “bargain” night of the auction? Pretty damn good actually…

Lot #47: 1965 Corvette Convertible

This Corvette features a 327 ci 350 hp engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission. In the video you will see the seller prepared a display board showing 8×10 photos of the various engine, transmission and trim codes showing the Corvette to be a matching numbers car. The Corvette sold for $63,000 and was the highest priced Corvette for the 1st night in Palm Beach.


Lot #64: 1964 Corvette Coupe

Our second Corvette is another interesting small block example. This 1964 Corvette Coupe is all about comfort. The car features a 327 ci 300 hp base engine with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, factory air conditioning, power steering and power brakes. The Riverside Red exterior was described as “better than new”. The Corvette sold for $54,000.

For a list of Corvettes going through the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, check out our Corvette auction preview.

Sources:
Barrett-Jackson.com
SpeedTV.com

Related:
2008 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Corvette Auction Preview

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1970 Corvette ZR-1 Coupe

Barrett-Jackson returns to the east coast this weekend for the 6th annual Collector Car auction in Palm Beach, Florida. The four day event gets underway on this Wednesday and the first of 56 Corvettes will hit the auction block on Thursday. SPEED will be covering the event and you can be sure to count on us for recapping the event’s biggest Corvette moments.

Corvettes will be well represented at the four day event with models ranging from 1954 through 2007. One of the rarest Corvettes ever produced, a 1970 ZR-1 Corvette with an LT-1 engine, will be auctioned on Saturday night. Of course the usually bevy of fuelies and big blocks will be represented as well as some unusual customs including a 2007 convertible Z06. Yes, I said a convertible Z06…

The full list of Corvettes planned for the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction is after the jump. We’ve broken down the schedule so you’ll be able to see which day the Corvette will be sold. As always, check back throughout the week and into the weekend as we’ll have coverage and videos of selected Corvette auctions.

LOT # YEAR MAKE MODEL AUCTION
46 1969 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 27
47 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 27
64 1964 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 27
98.1 1980 CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE MAR 27
100 1982 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 27
312 1982 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
323 1994 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
324 1992 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
331.1 1975 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
340.1 1990 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
343 1972 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
345 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
348 1958 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
348.1 1965 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
350.1 1968 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
355 1970 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
356 1966 CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE MAR 28
361.1 1963 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
364 1966 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
365 1965 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
370 2000 CORVETTE AVELATE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
372.1 1958 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
385 2004 CORVETTE 88TH INDY 500 OFFICIAL PACE CAR MAR 28
385.1 1964 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
388 1972 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
388.1 1972 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 28
389 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
394 1964 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
401 1961 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 28
600 1973 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 29
607 1992 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 29
609 1988 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
627.1 1978 CORVETTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY PACE CAR MAR 29
630 2003 CORVETTE AVELATE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
632 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
633.1 1970 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 29
636 1967 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
641.1 1959 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
642 1967 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
643 2007 CORVETTE DAYTONA 500 PACE CAR RE-CREATION MAR 29
645 1965 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 29
646 1969 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 29
652 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
655 1957 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
670.1 1970 CORVETTE LT-1 ZR-1 COUPE MAR 29
672.1 1960 CORVETTE FI CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
678 1966 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
678.1 1961 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
681.1 1965 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
683 1957 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
684 1954 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
688 1958 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
688.1 1969 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
689.3 2007 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 29
908 1985 CORVETTE COUPE MAR 30
942 1960 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MAR 30
956 1963 CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE MAR 30
         


Source:
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

Related:
Barrett-Jackson 08: [VIDEO] 1st 2009 Corvette ZR1 Sold for $1 Million
2007 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Corvette Sales Top $6.2 Million

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Auction Watch: Carlisle Waiving Consignment Fees

by Keith Cornett on March 18, 2008

Corvette Auction Underway at 2007's Corvettes at Carlisle

In an effort to redefine itself after last year’s lackluster Corvette auction results, the Carlisle Event’s in-house auction shop has decided to waive the general consignment fee for the 2008 Spring, Corvette and Fall auctions. The standard consignment fee of $250 was an upfront cost to the seller for entering the car in the auction and the move is an attempt to shake up the auction market by trying to entice more sellers to list their cars at a Carlisle auction.

Michael Cornfield the Senior Director of Marketing for Carlisle Auctions said, “The strategy behind this shift is to entice additional auction registrants who will be more likely to partake in the live auction process. Based on the industry-wide decline in sales figures, we believe this will create the buzz needed to break through the now saturated auction market.”

Traditionally, auction houses make money on both buyers and sellers before a single car crosses the block: A consignment fee from the seller for listing the vehicle and a registration fee for bidders. If the Corvette is sold, then the auction house collects a commission from both seller and buyer. The consignment fee would normally be enforced on reserve auctions to protect the auction house from a no-sale. There are some stipulations with Carlisle’s free consignment offer: One consignment per person, your car will be sold outside the prime time hours of Friday and Saturday, and you need to provide the required photos and vehicle descriptions in advance of the deadline, which is July 15th for the Corvette auction.

The free consignment offer should do much to bolster the selection of the Corvettes available at this premier venue and will hopefully bring in the buyers as well. Another change in store for the Carlisle auction is the auction house will no longer be charging a $100 bidder registration fee. So with more cars available for sale and less up-front costs for potential buyers to register, the event could very well get the boost it needs to once again propel the Corvettes at Carlisle auction back to one of the elite Corvette auctions in the Country.

The Corvettes at Carlisle Auction will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA on August 22nd-23rd, 2008 and the deadline for the free consignment offer is July 15th, 2008.


Source:
CarlisleAuctions.com

Related:
Auction Results: Corvettes at Carlisle 2007

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Sharon StoneA bizarre saga unfolded Sunday night at Elton John’s post-Oscar party. One of the highlights of the party is the celebrity auction with proceeds benefiting The Elton John AIDS Foundation. Longtime supporter Sharon Stone has donated cars in previous years to the event, but this year she made a bit of extra news when she decided to give her 1974 T-Top Corvette to the cause.

The Corvette, it was said, was valued at $40,000 and the expectation was that it would be sold for around $120,000. For what it’s worth, the High price for a 1974 T-Top in our Corvette Price Guide is only $19,900, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about. Read the rest of this story after the jump.

So the auction for the Corvette starts and unfortunately for all involved, an unidentified bidder opened the bidding at $1 Million. The audience, obviously stunned by the opening ante, sat on their hands and let the bidder win. But when it came time to settle up, the bidder explained that he didn’t have the money to buy the Corvette. He said his plan was to make a big bid and then drop out as soon as someone bid more.

The Corvette went unsold. The AIDS foundation lost an expected contribution. And Sharon Stone was not amused…

The story reinforces two important lessons about bidding for cars at auctions.

  • Never be the guy to open the bidding. Let someone else set the opening mark.
  • Never bid unless you intend to buy.

And while I can’t say what was going through the mind of Sharon Stone’s deadbeat bidder when he called out $1 Million, I am betting that there is a third and final lesson to this story:

  • Never indulge in alcoholic beverages if you plan to bid (and buy) at an auction.


Source:
BostonHerald.com via TopSpeed.com

Related:
Dazed But Not Confused: McConaughey’s 71 Corvette on eBay

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RM Auctions Ft. Lauderdale: $3.1 Million in Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on February 25, 2008

1967 427/435 Corvette Roadster

RM Auctions continues to dazzle with the high quality Corvettes they bring together to sell at their auctions. Over the weekend of February 15-17, RM Auctions presented 44 Corvettes for sale at their Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction. Of the 44 Corvettes to cross the block, 25 were hammered home as a sale resulting in a 62% sales success for the Corvettes.

Of the top Corvette sales, four of the five were 1967 427 ci big block cars. The top seller was a Tuxedo Black 427/435 hp 1967 Corvette Roadster which sold for $178,750. The triple black Corvette featured only 13 miles since a ground up restoration and was a 2007 Bloomington Gold winner. Numbers 2 and 3 on the top sales list were highly optioned 1967 Corvettes with the L68 427/400 hp engine. They sold for $167,500 and $155,100 respectively. The non-67 Corvette to break the top five was a 1957 Fuel Injected Corvette Roadster. The rare Inca Silver C1 fuelie sold for $154,000.

RM Auction’s next event will be held March 8th at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida as they present The Automobiles of Amelia Island.

The complete Corvette sales results from RM’s Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale are after the jump.

Lot Year Description Sales Price Result
SP891954Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$95,700Sold
NR331954Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$61,600Sold
SP561957Chevrolet Corvette FI$154,000Sold
4221957Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$41,250Sold
1931958Chevrolet Corvette$62,000Bid
SP1161958Chevrolet Corvette$69,300Sold
SP1141960Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$62,000Bid
SP931961Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$70,950Sold
SP1531962Chevrolet Corvette 327/300$60,500Sold
SP971962Chevrolet Corvette FI$63,000Bid
6081962Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$62,000Bid
4441962Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$148,500Sold
SP1281962Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$51,700Sold
SP601963Chevrolet Corvette Coupe FI$94,600Sold
SP861963Chevrolet Corvette Roadster FI$71,500Sold
SP1571964Chevrolet Corvette Coupe$46,200Sold
SP1121966Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 Tanker$85,000Bid
NR271966Chevrolet Corvette 327/300$48,400Sold
SP271966Chevrolet Corvette 327/350$40,000Bid
SP1061966Chevrolet Corvette 427/390$104,500Sold
SP741966Chevrolet Corvette 427/425$140,000Bid
SP1511967Chevrolet Corvette$115,000Bid
1941967Chevrolet Corvette LT-1 Resto$70,000Bid
6031967Chevrolet Corvette 427/400 Air$167,500Sold
SP281967Chevrolet Corvette 327/300$55,000Bid
SP851967Chevrolet Corvette 427/435$148,500Sold
SP481967Chevrolet Corvette 427/400$155,100Sold
NR111967Chevrolet Corvette 427/435$80,300Sold
SP911967Chevrolet Corvette 427/435$178,750Sold
SP1221967Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$45,000Bid
SP1631967Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 427/400$94,600Sold
SP261968Chevrolet Corvette 427/435$67,000Bid
1291970Chevrolet Corvette$25,000Bid
NR411970Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$27,500Sold
NR081971Chevrolet Corvette$19,250Sold
SP1591971Chevrolet Corvette$28,000Bid
SP161978Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car$25,500Bid
6171978Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car$28,600Sold
6111982Chevrolet Corvette$11,550Sold
SP041987Chevrolet Corvette $4,840Sold
SP021990Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1$22,000Sold
SP031990Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1$25,575Sold
SP941998Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car$30,800Sold
SP142004Chevrolet Corvette Roadster$70,000Bid
 
Total Sales: $3,128,065 62% Sold


Source:
RM Auctions

Related:
Mecum Kissimmee 2008 Results: $4.5 Million in Corvette Sales

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1970 LT-1 Corvette Convertible

Mecum’s High Performance Auction came to Kissimmee in January and put on a great auction despite an occasional shower or two on Saturday. The three day auction racked up $15 million in total car sales with Corvettes bringing in just under $4.5 million. Of the 162 Corvettes offered, 102 changed hands giving the Kissimmee auction a 63.3% sales percentage for Corvette.

The top selling Corvette was the #112 1953 Corvette I documented in this auction video. The first-year Corvette was sold to Proteam for $249,900. A Silver/Black 1967 Corvette Convertible with a L71 427 ci 435 hp engine was second on the Corvette sales list with a selling price of $188,000. This Corvette featured Silver Pearl paint with black interior and a black stinger hood. The Corvette is documented with its original tank sticker, Corvette Owner’s Manual, Owner Protection Plan booklet and has a Bloomington Gold Certificate and two Top Flights Awards from the NCRS.

One of my favorite Corvettes that made the sold column (and is pictured above) was a 1970 LT1 Convertible with just 9,174 original miles. The Corvette was purchased new in 1970 by Jose Ramirez. Jose seldom drove it and stopped driving the Corvette altogether in 1979 because it wasn’t running properly. In 2006 it was discovered that the plug wires had been installed incorrectly. The Corvette sat in his driveway from 1979 until 1992. At some point, a tree limb fell on the nose damaging both headlight doors. The city of Galesburg, IL requested Jose move the car due to their derelict auto ordinance. When he did not, the city had the Corvette towed (the tow trick driver had to use a chainsaw to free the Vette from the tree limb). Jose then chose to pay $200 per month for the next 14 years to have it stored indoors. It was untouched there until he passed away in 2006. The car was sold to Proteam Corvette for $72,450.

The complete Corvette sales results from Mecum’s Kissimmee auction are after the jump.

Lot Year Description Sales Price
S1091953Chevrolet Corvette$249,900.00
F11957Chevrolet Corvette$72,450.00
S1621957Chevrolet Corvette$74,550.00
F130.11961Chevrolet Corvette$59,850.00
F2871961Chevrolet Corvette$55,650.00
S1491961Chevrolet Corvette$90,300.00
S1851961Chevrolet Corvette$91,875.00
S2161961Chevrolet Corvette$59,850.00
S60.11961Chevrolet Corvette$88,000.00
F511962Chevrolet Corvette$46,200.00
F269.11963Chevrolet Corvette$49,875.00
S1241963Chevrolet Corvette$97,650.00
S1361963Chevrolet Corvette$79,275.00
S641963Chevrolet Corvette$48,500.00
S85.11963Chevrolet Corvette$83,000.00
F1181964Chevrolet Corvette$37,275.00
F47.11964Chevrolet Corvette$30,450.00
F1771965Chevrolet Corvette$58,275.00
F212.11965Chevrolet Corvette$48,300.00
F991965Chevrolet Corvette$61,950.00
S1051965Chevrolet Corvette$61,950.00
S1171965Chevrolet Corvette$91,350.00
F1421966Chevrolet Corvette$65,625.00
F1741966Chevrolet Corvette$61,950.00
F2161966Chevrolet Corvette$44,630.00
F2861966Chevrolet Corvette$29,925.00
S1341966Chevrolet Corvette$108,150.00
S1391966Chevrolet Corvette$99,750.00
S187.11966Chevrolet Corvette$52,000.00
S2211966Chevrolet Corvette$80,000.00
S421966Chevrolet Corvette$47,250.00
S45.11966Chevrolet Corvette$74,550.00
S461966Chevrolet Corvette$69,825.00
T1401966Chevrolet Corvette$64,100.00
F1701967Chevrolet Corvette$52,500.00
S1351967Chevrolet Corvette$188,000.00
S1561967Chevrolet Corvette$136,500.00
S2111967Chevrolet Corvette$135,450.00
S431967Chevrolet Corvette$63,000.00
S781967Chevrolet Corvette$63,000.00
F671968Chevrolet Corvette$24,675.00
S1801968Chevrolet Corvette$54,600.00
T1371968Chevrolet Corvette$33,600.00
S1891969Chevrolet Corvette$78,750.00
S1921969Chevrolet Corvette$29,925.00
S341969Chevrolet Corvette$39,375.00
S1141970Chevrolet Corvette$72,450.00
S681970Chevrolet Corvette$32,550.00
S731970Chevrolet Corvette$35,700.00
U601970Chevrolet Corvette$15,000.00
F1251971Chevrolet Corvette$38,850.00
F2121971Chevrolet Corvette$23,625.00
F521971Chevrolet Corvette$27,825.00
S271971Chevrolet Corvette$45,150.00
S321971Chevrolet Corvette$42,250.00
S571971Chevrolet Corvette$26,250.00
T1041971Chevrolet Corvette$22,050.00
T1431971Chevrolet Corvette$29,400.00
T1101972Chevrolet Corvette$26,775.00
F1931973Chevrolet Corvette$18,900.00
S311973Chevrolet Corvette$25,988.00
F141974Chevrolet Corvette$18,000.00
F601974Chevrolet Corvette$19,950.00
F991974Chevrolet Corvette$24,675.00
T1411974Chevrolet Corvette$33,600.00
T231975Chevrolet Corvette$22,575.00
F81976Chevrolet Corvette$11,813.00
U31.11976Chevrolet Corvette$11,250.00
F551977Chevrolet Corvette$12,863.00
F1631978Chevrolet Corvette$30,450.00
F1811978Chevrolet Corvette$23,100.00
F1871978Chevrolet Corvette$16,538.00
F40.11978Chevrolet Corvette$11,288.00
S261978Chevrolet Corvette$23,100.00
T1821978Chevrolet Corvette$21,000.00
F481979Chevrolet Corvette$24,150.00
F871979Chevrolet Corvette$7,750.00
F881979Chevrolet Corvette$10,763.00
T1761979Chevrolet Corvette$8,700.00
F3081980Chevrolet Corvette$24,150.00
F561980Chevrolet Corvette$16,800.00
F1861981Chevrolet Corvette$17,588.00
U481981Chevrolet Corvette$9,750.00
F30.11982Chevrolet Corvette$9,500.00
T1691982Chevrolet Corvette$15,750.00
T271985Chevrolet Corvette$5,550.00
F2991987Chevrolet Corvette$6,000.00
S1.11987Chevrolet Corvette$6,700.00
T431987Chevrolet Corvette$12,338.00
F2831990Chevrolet Corvette$17,000.00
T1831990Chevrolet Corvette$19,425.00
S91991Chevrolet Corvette$10,000.00
F2731992Chevrolet Corvette$11,000.00
T391993Chevrolet Corvette$9,500.00
T711993Chevrolet Corvette$11,025.00
T741994Chevrolet Corvette$11,025.00
S1641995Chevrolet Corvette$29,925.00
T1781996Chevrolet Corvette$12,350.00
T1391997Chevrolet Corvette$20,475.00
T941997Chevrolet Corvette$16,500.00
F462000Chevrolet Corvette$24,150.00
F352004Chevrolet Corvette$32,550.00
 
Total Sales: $4,496,984.00


Source:
Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers

Related:
Auction Results: [VIDEO] 1953 Corvette Sold for $261,800

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NCM Auctioning Unique Zora Collectible Hot Wheel Corvette

by Keith Cornett on February 7, 2008

Zora Hot Wheels CollectibleThe National Corvette Museum’s eBay auctions are a great way to donate well-needed funds to the museum while getting the parts you need for your Corvette, but occasionally they throw a neat collectible up there as is the case this week. For those of you into collecting die-casts and miniature Corvettes, the NCM is offering a Hot Wheels Hall of Fame Legends Corvette that was created as part of the commemorative 35th anniversary series. The Hot Wheels 1:64 model appears to be a 1956 SR-2 with its signature fin. The packaging shows Corvette’s first chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov and is autographed by his wife Elfi Arkus-Duntov.

At the writing of this post, the current bid is $53.50. The auction closes on February 13th and the proceeds go to support the National Corvette Museum.

Click here for auction details.


Source:
National Corvette Museum

Related:
Corvette Museum Auctions Parts on eBay

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