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Auctions & Results

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

by Keith Cornett on January 27, 2008

Cool weather and an occasional shower were not enough to slow down the buyers from coming out to Mecum’s High Performance Auction this weekend in Kissimmee Florida. One of the star cars of the auction was this 1953 Corvette, serial #112. This Corvette was previously offered in 2007 and was the only no-sale out of the eight 1953 Corvettes we saw at auctions last year. At the Mecum’s High Performance Auction in St. Charles back in October it received a high-bid of $225,000.

Serial #112 appears to be the real deal. Featuring matching numbers and the owner’s history, this Corvette spent most of its life in Northern Indiana in St. Joseph County. It comes optioned with powerglide transmission, wonderbar radio, emergency brake warning light, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps and 6.70×15″ wide white tires.

At the Kissimmee Auction, a high bid from Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette for $238,000 was enough to sell the Corvette this time around as it was reserved up to $235,000. Total price for the first-year Corvette after the 10% buyers commission was $261,800. UPDATE: When Mecum published the official results from the Kissimmee auction, this 1953′s price with sales commission was listed as $249,900.

Just a quick note about my experience at the Mecum auction. I’ve been going to the Kissimmee auctions for about 10 years now since it was paired up with the NCRS winter regional. It’s amazing how big this auction has become. Huge tents everywhere keep the Corvettes and other muscle cars cool and dry in case of inclement weather. Plenty of seating is availble for non-bidders and this year’s auction featured a couple of bars. Vendors are on the ground and there were plenty of choices for food. Mecum really puts on a great auction and if you enjoyed watching the Barrett-Jackson auction on TV, then you owe it to yourself to get out and see one of these large multi-car auctions live.


Source:
Mecum High Performance Auctions

Related:
RM Auction Results: 1953 Corvette Sells for $290,400
2007 List of 1953 Corvettes at Auction
[Video] Matched Set of 1953/2003 Corvettes sell for $390,500

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1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe

What else can be said about this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. As every year, there were some great deals had and some cars sold at probably a higher price than what they would have sold for outside of Scottsdale, Arizona in mid-January. Despite a decrease of 40 Corvettes or so over last year’s totals, and especially the lack of big block 1967 Corvettes, the auction still pulled in slightly over $11 million in Corvette sales.

While the big winner of the week was GM with their Corvette ZR1 auction of the first retailable unit, number 0001, other Corvettes did particularly well. The 1963 Pininfarina Rondine (pronounced ron-din-eh) set the high for the entire auction at $1,600,000. The 1971 Corvette ZR2 sold for $325,000. A matched set of Corvettes which share the same VIN, one a 1958 Black Roadster and the other a 2008 Black Z06 sold for $260,000, and rounding out fifth place on the Top Corvette Sales list was a beautiful 1958 Silver Blue Corvette Roadster that gaveled for $220,000.

Dave Ressler’s bid of $1,000,000 for the right to buy the first Corvette ZR1 really sums up what Barrett-Jackson has become in its 37th year. It’s not just an auction, it’s an event to be celebrated by automotive aficionados as the Super Bowl of car auctions. It’s always interesting to see which car is the favorite as well as to note which cars aren’t there. I think it’s safe to say that this year the Ford Shelbys and Mustangs had a great run. And other than several notable Mercedes-Benz models, there were less European cars at this auction than I can remember in recent times.

Speed TV did a great job with the show as always. Sure, you can nitpick anybody’s comments from a live TV show, but the wealth of knowledge those guys bring to the broadcast really makes it enjoyable to watch and you can learn much from them. Also, I’d like to thank my wife for putting up with me watching gavel-to-gavel auction coverage from Tuesday to Sunday. You’re the bomb! So like the super bowl, we present our post-game stats in the form of the Corvette auction results list and video replays which are available after the jump.

LOT # YEAR MAKE/MODEL STYLE PRICE
27 1977 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $15,550.00
51 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR $25,000.00
85 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR COUPE $21,000.00
90 1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR CONVERTIBLE $38,000.00
304 1989 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $17,000.00
314 1984 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $15,500.00
327 1984 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $19,000.00
338 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR COUPE $19,500.00
340 1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $15,000.00
345.1 1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $16,000.00
355 1991 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $25,000.00
385 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $27,500.00
398 1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 $33,000.00
413 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $34,000.00
416 1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $35,000.00
417 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $55,000.00
442 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $40,000.00
447 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $40,000.00
464 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $79,000.00
632 1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $28,000.00
646.1 1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $16,500.00
654 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $34,000.00
677.1 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $26,500.00
689 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $60,500.00
690 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $35,000.00
695.1 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $45,000.00
709 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $77,500.00
716 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE GRAND SPORT RE-CREATION $44,000.00
716.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $77,000.00
725.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $80,000.00
728 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $75,000.00
742 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $29,000.00
743 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPLIT WINDOW COUPE $58,000.00
755 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $80,000.00
932 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $51,000.00
956 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $67,500.00
960.1 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $125,000.00
961.1 1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE MARLBORO/PENSKE RM1 $53,000.00
971 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $85,000.00
975.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $60,000.00
980.1 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $150,000.00
988.1 1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE RESTO-ROD

$66,000.00

990.1 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $220,000.00
991 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $120,000.00
992 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $92,500.00
992.1 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $85,000.00
1004.1 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $87,000.00
1009 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM WIDEBODY CONVERTIBLE $150,000.00
1013 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $98,000.00
1016.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $100,000.00
1023 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $100,000.00
1034 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $110,000.00
1037 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPLIT WINDOW COUPE $68,000.00
1045 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $175,000.00
1047 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $82,000.00
1048 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $70,000.00
1056 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $67,000.00
1058 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $80,000.00
1070 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $69,000.00
1228 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $85,000.00
1231.1 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $165,000.00
1232.1 2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $100,000.00
1237 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE

$110,000.00

1238 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $160,000.00
1242 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $91,000.00
1244.1 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $135,000.00
1258 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $130,000.00
1258.1 2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 COUPE $130,000.00
1259 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $175,000.00
1263.1 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $145,000.00
1265.1 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE "MUD BOGGER" $30,000.00
1266 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $150,000.00
1267 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $200,000.00
1272 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $180,000.00
1273 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $137,500.00
1275.1 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE RE-CREATION $112,000.00
1276 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $195,000.00
1277 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $110,000.00
1284 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $90,000.00
1290 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE ZR2 $325,000.00
1304 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE "RONDINE" CONCEPT CAR $1,600,000.00
1316 2009 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 COUPE $1,000,000.00
1317 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $140,000.00
1327 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $180,000.00
1327.1 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE $155,000.00
1335 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE RE-CREATION $110,000.00
1338.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE $140,000.00
1339 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $132,000.00
1346 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $87,000.00
1351 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $97,500.00
1507 1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE $17.000.00
1518 1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE COLLECTOR EDITION $22,500.00
1523 1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR CONVERTIBLE $38,000.00
1530.1 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 RE-CREATION $42,000.00
1538 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $90,000.00
1566 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GTR ROADSTER $38,000.00
1567 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDIANAPOLIS 500 SHOW PACE CAR $50,000.00
1571 2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE DAYTONA 500 PACE CAR RE-CREATION

$72,000.00

1573 2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE AVELATE CONVERTIBLE $65,000.00
9003 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE CUSTOM RE-CREATION $135,000.00
9011 1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE COLLECTORS EDITION $27,500.00
9015 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $91,000.00
9019 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $115,000.00

Results are from Barrett-Jackson.com and do not include the 10% buyers commission.

Sources:
Barrett-Jackson.com
SpeedTV.com

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