Should you hear that the “Green Slime” is coming to Chicago, don’t be alarmed—this “Green Slime” is not the villain of the eponymous 1968 sci-fi horror flick. No, the “Green Slime” headed to Chicago refers to the 1997 Corvette that was the first of the breed to be modified by racing performance gurus Mallett Motorsports into a fire-breathing monster in its own right that will be one of the star attractions at Mecum’s Chicago auction on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
It’s the first of the month and that means we have the latest Corvette sales report from General Motors. According to report, General Motors sold a total of 2,467 Corvettes in September 2014. That compares to just 831 Corvettes sold in September 2013 for an increase of 196.9%.
Year to date sales (January-September) totals 25,950 Corvettes, which beats the 2013 YTD Sales of 7,830 Corvettes by 231.4%.
We already recapped the auction of the VIN 001 2015 Corvette Stingray equipped with an 8-Speed Automatic transmission that was sold on Friday night at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale. Chevy dealer and Corvette collector Dave Ressler spent $400,000 to own the car and the proceeds of the sale went to CARE House of Oakland County.
Here’s the video from the auction so you can see the gleaming Arctic White Stingray under the lights at Barrett-Jackson:
The first retail 2015 Corvette Stingray with VIN 001 crossed the auction block Friday night at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale inside the Mandalay Bay Casino. The Arctic White Corvette, which comes equipped with the all new 8-speed automatic transmission, saw steady bidding throughout the sale which was broadcast nationwide on FoxSports2. The hammer dropped with the high bid of $400,000 and winning the car was Chevrolet dealer and Corvette collector Dave Ressler.
If you’re looking for a wide body C7, the folks at Forgiato have a couple of 2014 widebody Stingrays ready for you – a blue coupe and a yellow convertible.
You can even buy the convertible now on eBay but get prepared to open your wallet. This very special Stingray will set you back $150,000 at the “Buy It Now” price.
The first production 2004 Le Mans Commemorative Edition Z06 will cross the block at Mecum’s Chicago auction on Saturday October 11, 2014. The 405 horsepower Z06 bears the special Le Mans blue paint with silver and red striping, along with special badging commemorating Corvette Racing’s consecutive 1-2 finishes in its class at the 2001 and 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Back in the 1970′s John Greenwood teamed up with Eckler’s Corvette parts to produce a run of wide body Corvettes. The entire kit could be purchased through the Eckler’s mail order catalog. Owners could choose several options including different width fenders, unique rear clips in addition to Sportwagon, Panelwagon, and hatch back rear end treatments. If you failed to order one these of kits back in the day, you’ve another chance at it with this Eckler’s Can-Am wide body we stumbled across on eBay.
If you’ve always wanted a C5 Z06 but didn’t like the fact that it wasn’t available in a convertible or targa roof configuration, then we might have the perfect car for you.
But you better hurry.
At its Las Vegas auction coming up Sept. 25-27, Barrett-Jackson will be offering one of only two GMMG/Skunk Werks Corvette convertible Z06 models in existence!
We’ve all heard about the used car that was only driven on Sundays by a little old lady.
Well, here’s a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe that apparently really was driven by an older lady throughout its history before it was parked in a barn in 1973 and left there for the next 41 years.
The barn find was listed on eBay and reached $45,544 before the bidding ended early today.