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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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July 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2011

July 2011 Corvette Sales

GM released July’s sales report yesterday and we continue to like what we see. Sales of Corvettes remained steady at 1,291, just nine less than June’s total of 1,299. The July 2011 figure is also 7.7% better than the 1,199 Corvettes sold in July 2010. For the calendar year to date, Corvette sales are pacing 8.4% higher than 2010 with a total of 8,187 Corvettes sold January-July.

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Corvettes at Auction: Mecum Des Moines

by Guest Contributor on July 15, 2011

Corvettes at Auction: Mecum Des Moines

Article contributed by Steve Burns

The crew from Mecum Auctions rolls into the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA this weekend for a 2 day event. As of this writing, over 230 cars were listed on the docket. Roughly 10% of those are Corvettes. Discovery’s HD Theater will provide 4 hours of live coverage each day from the event. Checkout some of our faves being offered this weekend after the jump.

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Corvettes on eBay: The A Team’s 1984 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 8, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: The A-Team's 1984 Corvette

Here’s a Corvette that had its 15 minutes of fame in television history. For sale on eBay is the 1984 Corvette that was driven by Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck of the A-Team series. It was the only Corvette used during the show’s 1983-87 run and featured a custom red stripe that went around the entire car. The Corvette is documented with registrations from Stephen J. Cannell’s production company as well as two empty blank shells found under the passenger seat.

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1969 BFG Stars & Stripes Corvette Racer Headed to RM's Monterey Auction

In 1971 Corvette racer and race car builder John Greenwood was approached by BF Goodrich tires to campaign two Corvettes competing on the company’s new Lifesaver Radial street tires. Three BFG Corvettes, wearing numbers 48, 49 and 50, were built for the campaign in FIA-sanctioned races including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Featuring ZL-1 racing engines and the patriotic stars & stripes livery, the BFG Corvettes were an instant hit with the fans as Greenwood’s Corvettes were the loudest and proudest at the track. One of the BFG Corvettes, the #49 car, will be one of the featured cars for sale at RM Auction’s Monterey event in mid-August.

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June 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 2, 2011

June 2011 Corvette Sales

June is the traditional model year start for the Corvette and last month the new 2012 Corvette began rolling off the Bowling Green assembly line. The start of production of the 2012 model year singled the end of 2011 models and the final count of Corvette’s produced last year was 13,596 – an 11.5% increase over 2010′s 12,194 production total.

In June 2011, 1,299 Corvettes were delivered to new owners. That was -7.5% off the June 2010′s Corvette sales, which saw an increase in sales due to the introduction of the Grand Sport models. For the 2011 calendar year, Corvette sales are up 8.5% to 6,896. Last year’s numbers for the same time period were 6,355.

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Mecum's Bloomington Gold Auction Rakes in $5.8 million in Corvette Sales

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

The atmosphere at this year’s Bloomington auction was interesting. The tent was generally full of bidders and spectators all weekend. Surprisingly, though, bids were hard to come by at times. This can be seen in the numerous cars that sold for less than $10,000. On the flip side of this were the high-end cars. The 1971 ZR2 opened and bidding promptly stalled at $400k. A few moments later the bid was raised to $410k, the reserve was lifted, and the ZR2 was off to its new home.

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Mecum at Bloomington Gold: Race-Ready Corvettes

by Guest Contributor on June 23, 2011

Mecum at Bloomington Gold: Race-Ready Corvettes

Article contributed by Steve Burns

We continue our look at Mecum’s upcoming Bloomington Gold Corvette auction now by focusing on some of the race-ready cars being offered this weekend. Among the 400 or so cars for sale Friday and Saturday in St. Charles, IL are 4 rare birds that were born with the track in mind. These include a 1962 big brake fuelie, a 1970 ZR1, a 1971 ZR2, and 1990 R9G. You can check out all of them after the jump.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Orange County

by Guest Contributor on June 22, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Orange County

Article contributed by Steve Burns

This weekend will be a busy one for those hunting for a Corvette to buy as there are 2 big sales on the docket. The Barrett-Jackson crew rolls into sunny southern California while Mecum holds their annual Bloomington Gold Corvette sale in St, Charles, IL. Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd annual Orange County auction will run June 24th – 26th at the OC Fair and Event center in Costa Mesa, California. Nearly 2 dozen Corvettes will cross the auction block in addition to the hundreds of other classics, restomods and exotics being offered. Click below to see which Corvettes we’d like to put in the CorvetteBlogger fantasy garage.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

by Guest Contributor on June 21, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

Article contributed by Steve Burns

The 39th rendition of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show takes place this week Thursday through Sunday (June 23rd – 26th) at the Pheasant Run Resort just west of Chicago. We’ve been doing the happy dance here all week as we get ready to head out to the show on Thursday morning. You already know about the return of the GoldTour, the Great Hall people, and Great Hall cars, as well as all the great topics that will be covered during the Cubic Knowledge seminars. Now it’s time to talk about the 400ish Corvettes that will be for sale at Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction. Click past the jump to see some of the cars that will be crossing the block this weekend in St. Charles, IL.

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