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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on July 20, 2007

Today’s Featured Corvettes for Sale takes us to the land down under to bring you a very special Corvette and then we delve into eBay where a couple more unique cars are available. 1991 Twin Turbo Callaway Corvette
1991 Twin Turbo Callaway CorvetteThe question begs to be asked. How does a 1991 Twin Turbo Callaway Corvette end up to be for sale in Australia? Perhaps we’ll never know, but the current owner liked the car so much that he built a house around it. 1991 was the last year the Callaway B2K option was offered, and only 62 Corvettes were retrofitted with upgrade, which by the way, added $33,000 to the purchase price. The Twin Turbo B2K Corvette is being offered by Shannon’s of Melbourne, Australia and is priced around $180,000 AD which converts to nearly $160,000 USD. 2000 Callaway C12
2000 Callaway C12And speaking of Callaway, how about the Callaway C12 that is currently available in eBay. The Corvette-based Callaway C12 is Number 17 of 19 produced in 2000. Featuring a 6.2 liter 480 hp Supernatural engine, and unique styling both inside and out, the Callaway C12′s original MSRP was $222,170, but this preowned model with just 1,849 miles is available for $149,000. Oh, and for that price, the matching Schedoni fitted luggage is included. Offered by RUF Auto Centre in Dallas, Texas. 1969 L89 Corvette Project Car
1969 Corvette Convertible with an L89While it seems that we’ve focused on the 1969 Corvette this week, we came across this project Corvette quite by accident. Also being offered on eBay, but only until the auction ends later tonight, is this big block billed as a real deal 1969 L89 Corvette. Only 390 Corvettes were offered with this option back in ’69, which is essentially an L71 427 ci 435 hp engine with aluminum cylinder heads. Pictures of the casting numbers on the engines appear to be correct but an on-premises inspection should be conducted on any Corvette before taking possession. The engine is out of the car and has been rebuilt, but the body still needs attention. Current bid is $17,101 and has yet to break the reserve. 2000 Corvette Coupe – SEMA Show Car
2000 Corvette Coupe featured at 2005,2006 SEMA ShowThis 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is a two-time SEMA Car, having appeared at the Sin City show in both 2005 and 2006, which more than explains the bling. The coupe features a Wide Body kit, vented hood, C6 headlights, racing spoiler, custom paint and more. The Corvette has served as a company show car for ARK Exhaust and so it also features an ARK stainless exhaust system with an X flow pipe. As an added benefit the vinyl graphics on the car can be removed. The Corvette has 61K miles and has a current bid of $25,000 with no reserve. And lest there be any doubters of this Corvettes SEMA pedigree, click the photo for a close-up of the hood ornaments. Do you have a Corvette for sale that you think would be worthy of being featured? Drop me an email and let me know where we can find out more about it. And stay tuned for next week’s Friday’s Featured Corvettes.
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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on July 13, 2007

We’re kicking off a new feature for Friday’s here at CorvetteBlogger.com. We spend endless hours each week on the internet and we look at hundreds of different Corvettes for sale, both at VetteFinders.com, our classified ads site as well as Corvette dealers and other car websites. In that search we come up with some really interesting Corvettes that are available for purchase. Our Friday Features will be Corvettes for sale that are both unique, rare and collectible, as well as those that are common, affordable drivers. So buckle up and get your checkbooks ready because these featured Corvettes won’t be available for long… 1979 Corvette AKA Project Shark Attack
1979 Corvette AKA Project Shark AttackThis 1979 Corvette was built for and featured in 20 issues of Corvette Fever Magazine as their “Project Shark Attack” Corvette. Built by Corvette Fever contributing Technical Editor Chris Petris, the 1979 Corvette was documented from start to finish. The Corvette features a 383 ci engine with just about every dream component from top manufacturers including Crane Cams, Hooker, Holley, Edelbrock and more. The Corvette was appraised at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2006 for $62,000. The seller will consider a best offer over $55,000. Click here for more on the 1979 Corvette Project Shark Attack. 2007 Corvette – Indy 500 Festival Cars
2007 Corvette - Indy 500 Festival CarsIn addition to the 500 Corvette Pace Car Replicas manufactured by GM this summer, which by the way have mostly been snapped up, were the pre-public production of the 2007 Corvette Replicas used at the 2007 Indianapolis 500 for drivers and race officials. Rick Conti at EVS Chevrolet got a shipment this week of six of these barely used Festival Corvettes. Each Corvette features an Indy 500 Festival sticker. The six Corvettes range in pricing from $61,995 to $64,995, well under the MSRP of a new 2007 Indy 500 Replica Corvette. Visit CorvetteConti.com for details. 1965 Corvette – Bloomington Gold Benchmark®
1965 Corvette - Bloomington Gold Benchmark®The most elusive of Bloomington’s awards is the Benchmark, and this 1965 Corvette Coupe became only 1 of 12 1965 Corvettes to achieve Benchmark® status. To achieve Benchmark status, a Corvette must first earn the Survivor® award and then be Bloomington Gold® certified. This 1965 Coupe features the very first Corvette big block engine, the 396 ci 425 hp L78 and has just 21,000 actual miles. The Coupe has a very desirable color combination of Rally Red with a Black interior. Offers over $200,000 are being accepted by ProTeamCorvette.com 1969 Corvette Coupe – SCCA Tribute Car
1969 Corvette Coupe - SCCA Tribute CarThis very unique 1969 “SCCA Vintage Racing Tribute” Corvette Coupe has only 19,900 original miles. It is not set up for racing and that is why it’s called a “tribute Corvette.” It still has its original L46 engine coupled to an M20 four speed and a positraction 3:55.1 rear end. Options include factory air (not installed), PB, PW, T&T, AM/FM, and headrests. Several boxes full of original and NOS parts and manuals are included with the sale. Available for $32,990. Click here for more details and photos at VetteFinders.com Do you have a Corvette for sale that you think would be worthy of being featured? Drop me an email and let me know where we can find out more about it. And stay tuned for next week’s Friday’s Featured Corvettes.
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Featured Corvettes at VetteFinders.com

by Keith Cornett on June 22, 2007

Wow, I can’t believe we are nearing the end of June already. If you are wanting to get behind the wheel of a new or classic Corvette and have a little fun during summer, now is the time. The following six cars were highlighted in June’s Featured Corvettes Newsletter from VetteFinders.com. They are just a sampling of the 500+ Corvettes for sale on the internet’s first dedicated site for selling Corvettes.

1958 Corvette Convertible For Sale 1966 Corvette Corvette For Sale 1972 Corvette Convertible For Sale
1958 Convertible
$89,999
1966 Corvette
$46,900
1972 Convertible
$27,995
 
1996 Corvette Coupe For Sale 2004 Corvette Hardtop For Sale 2006 Corvette Coupe For Sale
1996 Coupe
$14,900
2004 Hardtop
$40,000
2006 Coupe
$42,995
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The sponsoring dealer of my Corvette Club (Tampa Bay Vettes) received their allocation of the 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car this week and offered club members a preview of the limited edition convertible Friday Afternoon. Ferman Chevrolet is offering the Corvette on a first come – first serve basis. MSRP is listed at $67,420 plus the $825 delivery charge. The replica Pace Car is everything I thought it would be. The graphics are well done but not overpowering like the case in some previous years (remember 1998 anyone?). I especially liked the embroidered logos on the seats, the matching fuel rail covers and of course the “winged tire” Indianapolis 500 badge on the quarter panel. Someone told me when I was taking photos that I should just download them off the internet, because they would be better. I laughed and said “Yes, but these are mine!” So while this is old news, photos and all, the experience of seeing the car up close and personal makes it all new again. Car people would understand that.

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So after the preview and some free pizza, the ride home turned out to be an event all unto itself. As it was a club event, I wore my uniform, the 1966 Corvette Convertible pictured below. And while the ride home normally takes about 25 minutes, I got caught in the middle of Florida afternoon rain shower. This is only the second time since 1993 that I’ve been caught in the rain and the first time since having the car painted. Needless to say, the cockpit leaked horrendously so I pulled under the Crosstown overpass until the worst pass. The joke about Florida is true…if you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes. Soon, the heavy rain slowed to light sprinkles and I was able to finish my drive home.
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Why do we like the Bloomington Gold High Performance Auction so much? It’s a pure Corvette event featuring over 500 Corvettes for sale, surrounded by the faithful who make the annual pilgrimage every year. Where other auctions are higher profile and attract the crazy money like Barrett-Jackson’s two events, the Corvette auction at Bloomington is a real harbinger of where the Corvette Market is. And that’s why we are very interested in the two 1953 Corvette Roadsters that will be hitting the auction block. 1953 Corvettes are special because they were the first. For the most part these Corvettes were hand assembled and had their issues. It was more of a touring car than sports car with its 6 cylinder Blue Flame engine. The 300 Corvettes produced during the first year of the Corvette is the lowest production number for any year since and that is part of its mystique. While performance junkies have driven up the pricing of midyears and fuelies over the last five years, the 1953 Corvette has for the most part sat quietly by and waited for its turn. So is 2007 the year the 1953 Corvette Roadster finally makes its move in the Collector Car market? These Corvettes don’t come up for sale very often, but already this year we’ve seen three 1953 Corvettes sell and with each sale, the bar is raised. And because of the low production, three Corvettes are significant as they represent 1% of the entire production quantity, and that’s making the assumption that all 300 are still around. In reality, the number is probably in the 250 range at best. The trend started in January at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. There, an NCRS Top Flight 1953 Corvette Roadster sold for $298,350. At the Houston Classic in May 2007, a 1953 Corvette Roadster was sold for $396,000. And then, just last weekend, the 1953 Corvette with a 12 year old Bloomington Gold certificate was sold for $440,000. All three sales prices include the auction commission. Here are the two 1953 Corvettes being offered this weekend by Mecum at the Bloomington Gold Auction:

1953 CorvetteLot S53 is expected to hit the block around 5:00pm on Saturday. It is Chassis #210 and has been housed in a climate controlled garage with the same owner for the last 13 years. The side curtains are included and stored in the trunk.
1953 CorvetteLot S91 is expected on the block at 6:45pm on Saturday. The Roadster is Chassis #107 and has a Bloomington Gold certificate. The Corvette is matching numbers and has just 120 on it since restoration. It’s a complete Corvette with the Convertible top, Side Curtains, Jack and Handle. This will be the one to watch on Saturday.
Will the trend continue at Bloomington or are we in for a reality check? Will we see these Corvettes get bid up but not reach the reserve price, thereby guaranteeing one or both will be trailered to Scottsdale in 2008? We’ll find out on Saturday and bring you the results next week.
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eBay Find of the Day: Mystery Men 1979 Corvette Limo

by Keith Cornett on June 8, 2007

Probably the best part of this little remembered (or easily forgotten) B-list movie from 1999 that starred Ben Stiller was the custom stretch 1979 Corvette Limo that was the preferred ride for the movie’s arch-villain Cassanova Frankenstein, played by Geoffrey Rush. The Corvette was purpose-built for the movie by Cinema Vehicle Services in North Hollywood, California. According to the eBay listing, the Corvette’s frame was extended to over 23 feet in total length, and the limo interior was added to include 2 more opposing seats, bar, lights and rear t-tops. Capping off the build was a black and silver custom paint job which makes the car appear to be that of a 1978 Corvette Pace Car. Fans of the movie (there’s got to be one or two of you guys out there that remember the Shoveler or that fork-throwing guy) remember that the Mystery Men beat the hell out of the car with their tools. But that was actually a second car that would split open for the interior shots as well as take the abuse of the Mystery Men.

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The auction ends on June 10th and the current bid of $10,000 hasn’t yet reached the reserve. A buy-it-now is also available for $25,000. The Corvette looks a bit on the tired side though so additional dollars would be necessary to bring this unique and semi-famous celebrity car to life. Click here to read the entire eBay listing and view additional photos.
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Maybe All Corvettes Should Be Red

by Keith Cornett on May 30, 2007

There is a famous saying in Vettedom that goes “All Corvettes are Red”. After seeing this 1967 Corvette Convertible, I understand why. As my ’66 is black, I’ve never really took the statement to heart. But the statement isn’t about the actual color of the car, its about personality, like saying Blondes have more fun. A red corvette says “Here I am!” and screams “watch me go!”. A red Corvette tells the world that your ride is both fun, yet there is serious performance under the hood and all you need to do is stomp on the gas pedal to unleash it.

Little Red Corvette. Baby You're Much Too Fast!
Having said that, sometimes it is about the color. Red Corvettes tend to have a higher resale value and sell faster then most other colors. Even in the later models, Red Corvettes outsell their peers. In 2006, the two reds, Monterey and Victory, combined for nearly 1/3 of all Corvettes produced. Which brings us back to this gorgeous big block midyear. Offered for sale at $96,500 at VetteFinders.com
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Featured Corvettes at VetteFinders.com

by Keith Cornett on May 11, 2007

It’s been a few months since we’ve done a Featured Corvettes at VetteFinders.com post. But since we are moving into the show and cruise season, now is the time to get into the Corvette of your dreams. The following six cars were highlighted in our May Featured Corvettes Newsletter. They are just a sampling of the 500+ Corvettes for sale at VetteFinders.com

1954 Corvette Convertible For Sale 1963 Corvette Coupe For Sale 1982 Corvette T-Top For Sale
1954 Convertible
$78,000
1963 Coupe
$150,000
1982 T-Top
$12,500
 
1985 Corvette Coupe For Sale 1997 Corvette Coupe For Sale 2006 Corvette Coupe For Sale
1985 Coupe
$15,000
1997 Coupe
$21,000
2006 Coupe
$44,995
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1958 Dual Quad Corvette ConvertibleBarrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Collector Car Auction begins tonight and Speed TV will be broadcast three hours of coverage beginning at 9pm eastern time. Tonight and Friday night’s 6 hours of coverage will be tape-delayed, but on Saturday, Speed TV will be broadcasting the auction live from 12 noon to 8 pm. Time to set the TIVO! Looking through the list of available Corvettes, this 1958 Convertible really caught my eye and will be one to watch when it crosses the auction block. Lot number 674 is a 283 ci/245 hp dual quad Corvette in Panama Yellow with White Coves and a charcoal interior. The engine is coupled to a 4-speed transmission and it has the rare power top option. Less than 12% of the Corvettes in 1958 had the RPO 473 Power Folding Top option. The Corvette was recently treated to a no expenses spared restoration to NCRS specifications. Check out the awards this Corvette has won over the last couple of years: Multiple NCRS Regional and National Top Flight Awards 2004-2006
NCRS Performance Verification Award 2006
Bloomington Gold Certification 2004
Gold Spinner Concourse Award 2004
TRIPLE CROWN 2004
NCRS Duntov Award 2006 The 1958 Corvette model year has seen its values skyrocket over the last five years, appreciating at a whopping 76%. Our average price is $46,200 but if this Corvette is well documented and with the awards it has won, it should be close to, if not surpass, our high price of $145,000.
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1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 Big BlockOver 80 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event next weekend in Palm Beach, Florida. As usual, a large contingent of 1967 Corvette Big Blocks, making up a remarkable 13% of all Corvettes for sale at the Palm Beach event, will be available for collectors. The 11 big blocks include Corvettes with engines ranging from the 427/390 to the tri-power 427/435:

LOT MODEL ENGINE
392 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 427/435
416 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/435
659 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/435
667.1 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/425
683 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 427/435
692 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 427/435
714 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/435
714.1 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/435
721 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 427/400
726 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/390
728 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 427/400
“These Big Block Corvettes headed to South Florida demonstrate our ability to continually consign the most desirable, highly sought after collector cars,” said Craig Jackson, CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “Nothing represents pure American power and speed like a Big Block Corvette.”

“The bar was raised for Big Block Corvettes when ‘The Last Corvette’ sold for $660,000 at our Scottsdale 2007 auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “That winning bid created quite a stir and helped fuel the awareness and demand for these iconic Corvettes.”
The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Event will be held March 28th – April 1st at the South Florida Expo Center. Speed TV will provide televised coverage of the event.
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