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Corvette Values

Deciphering the Confusing 2014 Corvette Collector Market

In a few days two prophetic auctions will take place that collectors of Corvettes will want to keep their eyes on whether they plan to bid at these auctions or not. The two biggest sellers of collector Corvettes in the country, Mecum and Barrett-Jackson will be holding their second important collector auctions of 2014. The reason these auctions are important is because after some mixed and difficult to interpret first quarter Corvette auction results, we should get a better read on the Corvette collector market and where it is headed for this year. After a spectacular 2013 which saw new records set on “blue chip” Corvette prices, and while the Corvette segment of the collector market was strong for most rare and well optioned cars, at this point it is difficult determine whether last year’s strong market tends will continue for 2014.

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The Why? Behind the Jump in Corvette Prices at Auction
1967 427 3 2bbl fully restored car crossing block Saturday Lot 1278 – Photo courtesy of Barrett Jackson

Traditionally Thursday at Barrett-Jackson’s eight day collector car auction is a transitional day that bridges the gap between the early “bargain days” where many entry level, “small cap” collector cars are featured and the more expensive “blue chip” high dollar cars which cross the block on Friday through Saturday. This year has proved to be the strongest start to Barrett-Jackson’s auction extravaganza where over 1300 cars will cross the block over the course of the auction.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Collector Car Insurance Explained by NCM Insurance Agency's Adam Boca

CorvetteBlogger spoke with Adam Boca of the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency at the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle show. Adam talks about differences in agreed value vs stated value as well as what it takes to get a policy written.

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The Corvette Enthusiast's Preview to the Scottsdale Auctions
Image Credit: Bonhams

As the holidays draw to a cold and snowy close, being an avid Corvette lover, your thoughts wander to the Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic coupe safely tucked away under the custom car cover in your garage and wander briefly what color the new C7 will be when it is unveiled on January 13th in Detroit. Like many Corvette “car guys” you’ve thought about several details of what the new generation of cars would look like and how they would perform compared to your C6. More than once you cursed yourself for being too late to purchase one of the hundred and fifty $995 tickets the National Corvette Museum sold to be one of the privileged few at the formal introduction of Chevrolet’s halo car to the media.

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Cars.com: Late Model Corvette Prices Falling Fast

by Mitch Talley on August 20, 2012

Cars.com: Late Model Corvette Prices Falling Fast

Could all the talk about the upcoming C7 Corvette be affecting prices of the C6 already?

That could be one interpretation of the latest information from cars.com, which is reporting that used late-model Corvettes depreciated the most of any car from July to August 2012.

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Corvette Values: 1985 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on July 12, 2012

Corvette Values: 1985 Corvette Coupe

GG in Indiana submitted this 1985 Corvette Coupe to Corvette Values:

1985 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY0788F5129XXX. Red with Red leather interior. Powered by original 350 TPI V8 with manual transmission. Corvette has 54,000 miles. Power everything and AC blows cold. Options include Z51 suspension. Car is in good condition mechanically along with the interior and tires, while the exterior is rated excellent. Documents include original window sticker.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.

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Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on May 17, 2012

Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

SF in Mississippi submitted this 1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe to Corvette Values:

1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe, VIN #194378S419XXX. Corvette Bronze with Dark Orange vinyl interior. All original body with no modifications. Base 327/300 hp engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, rear luggage rack. True mileage unknown. Car termed to be in “good” condition. Documentation includes warranty papers.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.

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Corvette Values: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

by Keith Cornett on November 21, 2011

Corvette Values: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

BD in Florida submitted this 1996 Corvette Grand Sport to Corvette Values:

1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, VIN #1G1YY3251T56007XX. Admiral Blue with Red/Black leather interior. All original with no modifications. 20,000 Miles, LT4 350/330 HP. Options include F45 suspension, U1F Delco Bose Stereo, UJ6 Low Tire Pressure Warning System, Run Flat Tires. Documentation includes window sticker and shipping documents.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Grand Sport Convertible after the jump.

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Corvette Market Magazine will become American Car Collector

Our friends at Corvette Market magazine have announced that their quarterly publication will morph into American Car Collector magazine. The new magazine will be published 6 times per year (a 50% increase) and current CM subscribers will automatically receive American Car Collector throughout the duration of their subscriptions.

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Corvette Values: 1974 Corvette Convertible

by Keith Cornett on August 10, 2011

Corvette Values: 1974 Corvette Convertible

RB in Indiana submitted this 1974 Corvette to Corvette Values:

1974 Corvette Convertible, VIN #1z67j4s427XXX. Painted Dark Red (original) with dark red leather interior and a white convertible soft top. Matching numbers L-48 350ci/195hp engine, automatic transmission, 79235 original miles, power steering and brakes, air conditioning, power windows, auxilliary hard top and luggage rack. Paint and mechanicals in good/average condition, no documentation but have owner history.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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