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Auction Results: Corvette at Kruse July Auctions

by Keith Cornett on July 25, 2007

1957 Corvette RoadsterKruse International held three separate auctions through the month of July and here are the results. Only 6 of the 17 Corvettes listed were sold, but as these are general auctions, the sales precentages for Corvettes sold at a reserve price tend to be lower than pure Corvette auctions like we see at Bloomington or Carlisle. We are posting both the final bid price as well as the sold price.

Year Description Price Type Location
1957Corvette Convertible$52,000BidDenver, CO
1957Corvette Convertible$100,000BidMidland, MI
1963Corvette Convertible$43,000SoldDenver, CO
1966Corvette Coupe$48,500SoldDenver, CO
1966Corvette Convertible$71,000BidDenver, CO
1967Corvette Convertible$85,000BidDenver, CO
1976Corvette T-Top$12,500BidDenver, CO
1976Corvette T-Top$6,500SoldDenver, CO
1978Corvette Pace Car$22,000BidVerona, NY
1982Corvette T-Top$15,000BidDenver, CO
1984Corvette Coupe$4,700BidDenver, CO
1984Corvette Coupe$6,200SoldDenver, CO
1986Corvette Convertible$9,600BidVerona, NY
1987Corvette Callaway$21,000BidDenver, CO
1988Corvette Coupe$27,000SoldDenver, CO
1997Corvette Coupe$16,000BidMidland, MI
2002Corvette Hardtop$26,500SoldVerona, NY

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The Roby Price 1967 Corvette ConvertibleWith the release of the Bloomington Gold Auction Results from Mecum Auctioneers, we getting some interesting insight into what may be happening with the Corvette Market. 295 Corvettes crossed the auction block during the three day auction weekend, with 145 being sold for a total of $8.2 million in Corvette Sales. That is a 49% sales success rate for the 2007 Gold Auction. Comparing this year’s Gold auction to the 2006 Auction, we see declines in total cars available (295 vs 344), Sales totals ($8.2 million vs $10.4 million) and percentage sold (49% vs 56%). Okay, Keith. So what does that mean? It means that we may finally be moving back to an enthusiast-driven market, where Corvettes are being bought to be driven, instead of the Collector Market, where Corvettes are bought to be stored. Drivers almost always sell for less than trailer queens, which brings down the prices you see at auctions. A higher percentage of cars that don’t reach reserves and therefore don’t sell tell you that sellers were holding out for prices that didn’t materialize. So this may be a slightly simplistic view of what’s happening to the overall Corvette market, but it does fit with some of the indicators we’ve seen and heard. I am a believer in trends so we’ll have to see if this continues with auctions that deal primarily with Corvettes. But this auction did have Corvettes for the collectors. The top selling Corvette was lot #S67, a 1967 Corvette Convertible called “The Roby Price Car”. The Big Block 427 ci/435 hp Corvette carries a Bloomington Gold certificate and was part of the Special Collection back in 1991. It is one of the best documented 1967 Corvettes in existence, with Top Flight Awards in 1989, 2002 and 2003. The Corvette sold for $467,250 with commission. The second highest-selling Corvette at the auction was a Riverside Red 1963 Corvette Coupe Z06 which sold for $367,500. This Corvette is 1 of 199 Z06 Coupes made in 1963 and has the rare (1 in 63) Big Tank option. There was another 1963 Corvette Z06 that sold for only $139,650. However, there was no write-up available on the Mecum site for this Corvette, and chances are it wasn’t a tanker like the other Z06. The two 1953 Corvettes also did very well, maintaining the pricing trend we’ve seen over the last year. Lot #S91, Chassis #107, has a Bloomington Gold certificate and has just 120 on it since restoration. It sold for $296,625. Lot #S53, which sold for $283,500 is Chassis #210 and has been housed in a climate controlled garage with the same owner for the last 13 years. Here are the SOLD results from the 2007 Bloomington Gold Auction:

Lot # Year Description Color Sales Price
S531953Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$283,500
S911953Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$296,625
S541954Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$87,675
S551955Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$178,500
F751956Chevrolet CorvetteRed$40,163
S321957Chevrolet CorvetteRed$152,250
S1171957Chevrolet CorvetteRed$76,650
S1251957Chevrolet Corvette FuelieRed$157,500
S1421957Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$110,250
U561957Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$53,550
F711959Chevrolet CorvetteSapphire$68,250
S431959Chevrolet CorvetteRed/White$82,950
S1391959Chevrolet CorvetteRed$30,975
S351960Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$102,375
S971960Chevrolet CorvetteBlue/White$57,750
F201961Chevrolet CorvetteRed/White$45,150
F691961Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$46,725
S611961Chevrolet CorvetteBlack/Silver$84,000
F1131962Chevrolet CorvetteRed$47,250
S4.11962Chevrolet CorvetteRed$40,950
S221962Chevrolet CorvetteRed$35,700
S371962Chevrolet CorvetteRed$49,350
S621962Chevrolet CorvetteBeige$91,875
S711962Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$85,050
S861962Chevrolet CorvetteRed$56,700
F791963Chevrolet CorvetteTan$56,175
F921963Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$45,675
S201963Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$92,925
S471963Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$50,925
S631963Chevrolet Corvette Z06Red$367,500
S1021963Chevrolet CorvetteRed$54,338
S1221963Chevrolet Corvette Z06Red$139,650
F651964Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$43,050
U451964Chevrolet CorvetteRed$39,375
F351965Chevrolet CorvetteRed$64,050
F1451965Chevrolet CorvetteRed$40,950
F1511965Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$60,900
S231965Chevrolet CorvetteRed$48,825
S61.11965Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$60,375
S651965Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$59,850
F451966Chevrolet CorvetteMaroon$46,200
F661966Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$46,200
F911966Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$48,300
F1251966Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$57,225
F1281966Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$53,550
S251966Chevrolet CorvetteRed$92,400
S881966Chevrolet CorvetteRed$48,038
S1321966Chevrolet CorvetteRed$47,250
F71967Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$42,000
F1221967Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$44,625
S71967Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$96,600
S271967Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$131,775
S401967Chevrolet CorvetteSilver/White$111,300
S461967Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$136,500
S481967Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$90,300
S671967Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$467,250
S991967Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$105,000
S1101967Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$61,425
S1121967Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$131,250
S1141967Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$136,500
U121967Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$52,500
F1021968Chevrolet CorvetteRed$21,000
S18.11968Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$73,500
S601968Chevrolet Corvette L-89Maroon$89,250
S681968Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$73,500
S1161968Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$25,200
S1461968Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$40,425
F81969Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$24,150
F91969Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$30,975
F311969Chevrolet CorvetteRed$43,050
F571969Chevrolet CorvetteGold$38,850
F601969Chevrolet CorvetteOrange$24,413
F771969Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$26,250
S24.11969Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$31,500
S391969Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$43,050
S691969Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$85,050
S731969Chevrolet CorvetteBurgandy$97,125
S1251969Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$27,300
S1481969Chevrolet CorvetteRed$40,425
F551970Chevrolet CorvetteRed$32,813
F55.11970Chevrolet CorvetteRed$37,800
S301970Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$27,300
F491971Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$21,000
S191971Chevrolet CorvetteOrange$42,000
S1111971Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$48,300
F441972Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$28,875
F1341973Chevrolet CorvetteOrange$15,225
S1.11973Chevrolet CorvetteRed$17,325
S871973Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$28,875
U421973Chevrolet CorvetteBurgundy$12,495
F511974Chevrolet CorvetteOrange$16,013
F741974Chevrolet CorvetteRed$8,750
F64.11975Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$20,738
F851975Chevrolet CorvetteGreen$8,750
S841975Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$18,638
U461975Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$7,000
U261976Chevrolet CorvetteRed$16,800
F411978Chevrolet CorvetteBlack/Silver$18,900
F541978Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$11,025
F881978Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$8,500
F951978Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$11,288
F1001978Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$28,875
F1111978Chevrolet CorvetteNA$8,700
F371979Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$13,125
F931979Chevrolet CorvettePlatinum$10,763
U151979Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$7,500
U171979Chevrolet CorvetteBeige$8,500
F1521980Chevrolet CorvetteRed$10,763
U191980Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$8,750
F171982Chevrolet CorvetteRed$17,850
F811982Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$30,713
F1331982Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$25,463
U331982Chevrolet CorvetteRed$17,640
F111984Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$5,500
F221984Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$24,150
U161984Chevrolet CorvetteRed$2,050
U181988Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$9,000
U551988Chevrolet CorvetteGrey$9,250
F891989Chevrolet CorvetteNA$11,550
F1051989Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$14,175
F1361989Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$14,700
F761990Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$25,463
S91990Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Black$60,375
F101991Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$14,175
F231991Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1White$19,950
F821991Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Red$25,988
S101991Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Blue$60,375
S211991Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$20,475
S111992Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1White$60,375
F361993Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Ruby Red$44,625
F1071993Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$18,638
S121993Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Red$60,375
F251994Chevrolet CorvetteWhite$40,950
F631994Chevrolet CorvetteCopper$17,063
S131994Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Green$60,375
U591994Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$11,655
S141995Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1Yellow$60,375
F161996Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$12,600
S161996Chevrolet CorvetteNA$34,125
S931996Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$80,850
S1001996Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$68,775
F1371999Chevrolet CorvetteBlue$18,900
U272000Chevrolet CorvetteSilver$111,300
F862007Chevrolet CorvetteYellow$55,620
S41.12007Chevrolet CorvetteBlack$$66,950
         
Total Sales: $8,255,306

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Auction Results: 1953 Corvette Sells for $440,000

by Keith Cornett on June 11, 2007

1953 Corvette Roadster, Chassis number 157Our brothers at the Corvette Blog informed us last week about the McMullen Collection and a 1953 Corvette that was being auctioned on Saturday. We got the news today that the Corvette, chassis number 157, sold for an astounding $440,000 which includes the 10% buyers commission. The car was owned by John McMullen, a car dealer who owns a Pontiac GMC dealership in Troy, Michigan. McMullen, who is 79, had amassed a collection of 140 rare and valuable cars and decided that 73 of them must go. RM Auctions handled the gavel duty. Also included in the auction was a 1931 Duesenberg which sold for $1.35 million, a 1953 Buick Skylark and a 1953 Cadillac El Dorado which both sold for $450,000. The 1953 Corvette Roadster was acquired 12 years ago following a fresh restoration and a Gold certificate from Bloomington. The selling price shatters the $125,000 – $175,000 estimate listed on the RM Auction’s website and was much higher than the 1953 Corvette Roadster which sold at Barrett-Jackson in January for $298,350. It will be interesting to see if these prices will have any effect on the sales of two 1953 Corvette Roadsters at this weekend’s Bloomington Gold Auction.
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Corvette Blog
Detroit Free Press
Grand Haven Tribune
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Barrett-Jackson Auction Results: 1967 427/435 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on April 5, 2007

Big Blocks were well represented at the 2007 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction and I think this ’67 Corvette was one of the gems. Lot # 714.1 is an original, numbers matching 1967 Corvette roadster with only 19,000 original miles. Painted Marina Blue with Black interior, the 2-owner car is powered by a 427 ci 435 hp L71 engine coupled to a 4-Speed, and was equipped with a nice group of options which include: G81 Posi Trac 411 ratio
N1) off road exhaust
F41 special purpose suspension
M21 close ratio transmission
A01 tinted glass
U69 AM/FM radio
QB1 Red Stripe Tires
K66 transistor ignition

This Corvette also came with documentation and a complete photo album. Click here to view the Vehicle Detail page at Barrett-Jackson.com
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Barrett-Jackson
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Last week I previewed this stunning 1958 Panama Yellow Corvette. At the time I thought it would be one of the top Corvettes to run through the auction based the fact that it is a ’58 Vette with all that chrome, the number of awards, and the dual quads and power top options. The X factor was documentation which wasn’t listed in the description on the Barrett-Jackson website. Turns out this Corvette was second in Corvette sales for the weekend, selling for $165,000 plus the 10% commission for a total of $181,500. The top Corvette for the weekend was the 1959 Triple Black Fuelie. And if you watch the bidding you will see the female buyer of the 1958 Corvette was sitting next to the buyer of the 1959 Fuelie. Back to this 1958 Corvette. The Panama Yellow was offered on only 455 Corvettes and was a unique, one year color. The 283 ci 245 dual quad engine was installed in just 2,045 Corvettes that year. The Power Folding Top option was only offered on 1,090 Corvettes. These limited options will pump up the value of any 1958 Corvette. And then there is the awards and certifications: Multiple regional and national NCRS Top Flights, Bloomington Gold, Gold Spinner and the Duntov Award. This Corvette was also invited to be part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection.

For a complete description of the Corvette with photos, visit the Vehicle Detail page at Barrett-Jackson.com.
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Barrett-Jackson
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This 1959 Triple Black Fuelie Sold for $192KLed by a pack of eleven 1967 Corvette Big Blocks and some really impressive Straight Axle C1′s, Corvette sales at the 5th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Event totaled $6,239,750. A sales commission of 10% is factored into our totals as published on Barrett-Jackson.com. The highest priced Corvette at the Palm Beach auction this year was a triple black 1959 Fuelie with silver coves. The Corvette, advertised as probably the only documented 1959 triple black fuel car to exist, sold for $192,500. Second on the list of top selling Corvettes was a 1958 Panama Yellow Corvette that we profiled last week. The Duntov Award winner sold for $181, 500 and was purchased by a women sitting next to the man that bought ’59 Fuelie. Each of the eleven big block ’67 Corvettes sold for over $100,000 with the top ’67 fetching $170,500. What’s interesting about this auction is the dollars-to-dollars comparison to last year’s Palm Beach auction. Both events had 83 Corvettes cross the auction block, but last year we saw three Corvettes break the $200,000 level. The average sales price in 2006 was $78,970 versus $75,177 this year. Finally, last year’s Corvette sales totaled $6,554,520 versus the $6,239,750 in sales this year, and that’s with a change of commission from 8% in 2006 to 10% in 2007. Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Corvette Results:

Lot # Year Description Sales Price
376.11954CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$58,300
7091954CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$143,000
377.11958CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$101,200
3891958CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$88,000
6741958CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$181,500
6911958CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE$178,200
7111958CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO-MOD$159,500
4331959CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE$68,200
7081959CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$192,500
7151959CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$137,500
405.11960CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$66,000
6891960CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$84,700
7231960CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$100,100
3981961CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$84,700
4241961CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$60,500
6641961CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$88,000
6731961CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$97,900
369.11962CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$38,500
665.21962CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$78,100
704.11962CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE$165,000
7341962CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$70,400
701963CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$45,100
3451963CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT REPLICA$44,000
3931963CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$79,200
4091963CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$68,200
451964CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$48,400
741964CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$39,600
359.21964CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$66,000
4121965CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$71,500
4301965CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$77,000
629.31965CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$71,500
6711965CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$66,000
3761966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$55,000
629.51966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$62,700
6361966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$71,500
6381966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$74,800
644.11966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$57,200
6771966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE$88,000
6961966CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$128,700
3921967CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$115,500
4161967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$101,200
6591967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$170,500
667.11967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$108,900
679.11967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$112,200
6831967CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$121,000
6921967CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$115,500
7141967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$167,200
714.11967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$159,500
7211967CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$123,200
7261967CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$102,300
7281967CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$110,000
6161968CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$38,500
734.21968CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$60,500
3341969CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$26,400
382.11969CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$49,500
3831969CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$49,500
3861969CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$60,500
638.11969CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$49,500
660.11969CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER$95,700
9521969CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$24,200
4401970CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$33,000
6171970CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$31,900
916.11970CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$11,000
3481971CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$51,700
734.51971CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$30,800
7441971CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$44,000
4351972CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$40,700
6241973CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$39,600
161978CHEVROLET CORVETTE 25TH ANNIVERSARY T-TOP COUPE$17,05
9151978CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR L-82$23,650
9651978CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY PACE CAR$38,500
3361982CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$23,100
9281982CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$24,750
6031984CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$13,200
9251988CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$16,500
45.21990CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE ZR1$52,250
954.11991CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE$33,000
6051994CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$22,000
3461995CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE$44,000
334.11998CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE$28,050
3822000CHEVROLET CORVETTE LINGENFELTER CUSTOM COUPE$71,500
4062000CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM LINGENFELTER COUPE$55,000
677.12002CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 LINGENFELTER CUSTOM COUPE$77,000
    
Total Sales:$6,239,750

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As mentioned in our analysis of the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Event, the top Corvette at the auction was this black/silver 1959 convertible. The fuel injected Corvette convertible was billed on the BJ website as “probably the only documented Real Triple Black 59 fuel car to exist.” The fact that it is a multiple NCRS Top Flight award winner, as well as receiving a Bloomington Gold certificate and the coveted Duntov Award makes this Corvette a must-have for a serious Corvette collector.

Click here for the description and photos of the 1959 Fuelie on the Barrett-Jackson website.
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The first day of bidding at a Barrett-Jackson auction is often the best time to find a deal, or at the very least, buy a car without the infamous BJ markup that we’ll see later this weekend. But who would of thought that after the first day, a 1990 ZR1 Corvette would be in the list of top 10 cars? Sold for $47,500, with buyer’s commission the total sales price was $52,250. This 1990 ZR1 Corvette is a museum piece with only 800 miles, full documentation and as the case with most cars in its stored condition, has the obligatory “Never Seen Rain” statement. It’s number 727 out of 3049 ZR1′s produced in 1990.

As you watch the clip, the Speed announcers make a couple of generalizations and misstatements about this “King of the Hill” Corvette, including a comment about how the owner could have done better with the “early 80′s Pace Cars”. But we’ll forgive them as they were still on a high from the ’67 GTO that rolled just prior to the red Corvette.
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Despite the fact the this year’s Mecum Winter Classic was held a week after the NCRS Winter Regional Show in Kissimmee Florida, Mecum’s Winter Classic was a rounding success with over $5.5 million dollars in Corvette sales and a 68% sales rate. Of the 154 Corvettes that crossed the auction block, 105 found new homes. 1966 427/425 Corvette CoupeA 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Race car with a storied past posted the highest sales figure at $362,250. The car was raced by Bob Johnson of the famous Johnson & Johnson racing team. This Corvette won many races in 1967 alone and was notorious for tearing up the SCCA Central Division’s A Production Class in 1966-68. It features a 427/425 hp engine with side exhaust, a teak steering wheel and telescopic steering column. Second on this year’s top sales chart is a 1967 427/435 Corvette Convertible. This well-documented Marina Blue convertible has complete owners history, tank sticker, Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight with judging sheets. The Corvette sold for $204,750. Rounding out the top 3 was another 1967 427/435 Corvette Convertible. This Corvette was White with a Black Stinger and black interior. The options include 4-Speed, Off-Road Exhaust, AM/FM Radio and the Auxiliary Hard top. The Corvette is a Bloomington Gold Survivor with just 39,000 original miles. The Corvette sold for $180,600. Some interesting notes about the Corvettes that rolled through the Mecum Winter Classic. Of the top 10 Corvettes in sales prices, eight were from the C2 1963-1967 Midyear generation while the other two are C1′s. Three Corvettes sold under $10,000. They include a 1976, 1980 and a 1982. And finally, 31 of the 105 Corvettes that sold were Red, accounting for 30% of all sold Corvettes. List of Sold Corvettes at the Mecum Winter Classic in Kissimmee, Florida:

Lot # Year Description Sales Price
S1751954Corvette Red$89,250
S1601956Corvette Red$61,950
F1971957Corvette Green$105,000
S1331958Corvette Red$65,100
S262.11960Corvette Red$86,100
T39.11961Corvette Red$41,475
T301961Corvette White$45,150
F2231961Corvette White$92,400
S2871962Corvette Red$47,250
S1951962Corvette Red$62,475
F147.11962Corvette Black$84,000
T321963Corvette Red$39,900
F1921963Corvette Red$76,125
F2191964Corvette Blue$35,700
F1041964Corvette Red$42,000
F1261964Corvette Red$43,757
S2321964Corvette White$72,450
S1781965Corvette Red$42,000
S161965Corvette White$45,150
S1381965Corvette Blue$53,025
S1761965Corvette White$70,350
S2241965Corvette Red$72,500
F2221965Corvette Maroon$76,125
S941965Corvette Red$150,150
T391966Corvette Maroon$29,400
S2731966Corvette Red$43,050
S191966Corvette Blue$43,575
F1341966Corvette Red$46,725
S2861966Corvette Red$47,250
F1031966Corvette Silver$54,075
S841966Corvette Yellow$56,700
T381966Corvette Yellow$62,475
F2051966Corvette Wht/Blue$69,300
S171966Corvette Black$69,300
S150.11966Corvette Yellow$70,875
T331966Corvette Red$73,500
S1351966Corvette Yellow$73,500
F2321966Corvette Red$126,000
S831966Corvette Black$362,250
F1551967Corvette Black$44,625
T361967Corvette Yellow$52,500
F1621967Corvette Maroon$60,375
S1141967Corvette Yellow$63,000
S2841967Corvette Red$65,625
S2851967Corvette Blue$65,625
S1061967Corvette Yellow$68,250
S2831967Corvette Maroon$73,500
S1031967Corvette White$74,550
S861967Corvette Red$157,500
S1271967Corvette Blue$162,750
S1811967Corvette White$180,600
S1491967Corvette Blue$204,750
F511968Corvette N/A$29,925
S1711968Corvette White$61,950
S205.11969Corvette Yellow$18,900
F2761969Corvette Green$21,525
S1411969Corvette Yellow$40,425
F1521969Corvette Red$58,800
S1131969Corvette Dark Green$59,325
S1071969Corvette Orange$64,575
S1281969Corvette Red$106,050
S101970Corvette Maroon$27,300
F1101970Corvette Grey$43,575
S1551970Corvette Silver$57,750
F2421971Corvette Green$18,375
F801971Corvette LT-1 Blue$23,888
F1741971Corvette Red$30,450
S1961971Corvette Red$33,600
S1621971Corvette Red$34,650
S91972Corvette Orange$24,150
S1471972Corvette Yellow$27,825
T341972Corvette Orange$40,950
F188.11973Corvette Blue$19,425
T51.11973Corvette Orange$21,525
F2171973Corvette Gold$34,650
F2971974Corvette Red$14,175
F1941974Corvette Red$20,213
F2531974Corvette White$25,752
F631975Corvette Blue$33,075
T361976Corvette Red$7,600
T351976Corvette Yellow$14,700
F211978Corvette Silver$10,500
F401978Corvette Silver$15,488
F1511978Corvette Black/Slvr$18,638
F192.11978Corvette Silver$21,000
F2031978Corvette Charcoal$26,250
F20.11979Corvette Yellow$22,838
T39.11980Corvette Silver$9,700
T221982Corvette Crossfile$9,800
F231982Corvette Red$14,175
F311982Corvette Gold$14,438
F461982Corvette Pewter$17,325
S29.11982Corvette Red$18,900
S141982Corvette Silver$19,688
F291986Corvette Black$13,125
S2621988Corvette Grand Sport Red$38,325
F821990Corvette Dark Red$14,175
F921991Corvette Red$14,963
F2331996Corvette LT-1 Purple$17,588
F1021996Corvette Silver$18,900
F2681996Corvette Green$22,575
S2151996Corvette CE Silver$35,963
F2501999Corvette Black$21,263
F452001Corvette Yellow$25,200
T252003Corvette Dark Red$32,188
       
    Total Sales: $5,589,115

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Correction: Gus Grissom Corvette Sold for $275,000

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2007

Just a quick note to explain our correction on the price that was fetched when Gus Grissom’s 1967 Red Corvette Convertible was sold last weekend at the Russo and Steele Auction in Scottsdale. Earlier this week I called the offices of Russo and Steele and spoke with a representative. I inquired about the price the Grissom Corvette sold for and sales figure I was given was $232,500. I asked a few more questions about the sale and the presentation, and then posted our account of the sale. When reviewing the Russo and Steele results list of the Scottsdale auction, the Final Bid price for the Grissom Corvette was listed at $275,000. I called their offices on Thursday for clarification and was told that the amount we were originally provided was actually the “potential” amount the seller received after the seller’s commission was factored. The actual gavel price was $250,000 and with a buyer’s commission of 10%, the total sales price amounted to $275,000. I apologize for any confusion.
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