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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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Black Corvette Collection To Be Sold At Mecum's Bloomington Gold Auction

Mecum will be holding their annual Bloomington Gold auction this Friday and Saturday at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles IL. Over 400 Corvettes are expected to cross the block during the two day affair including a unique 23-car collection comprised entirely of Black Corvettes ranging from 1954-1969 which will be offered at no-reserve.

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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on June 17, 2011

Friday's Featured Corvettes for Sale

Check out these great Corvettes we are featuring today from VetteFinders.com, the Internet’s original Corvette classifieds website. Each day thousands of buyers turn to our sister website to find the Corvette of their dreams as we have one of the best selections of both classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at St. Paul

by Guest Contributor on June 15, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at St. Paul

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Mecum Auctions stops in at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN this weekend for a 2 day sale that will feature about 400 cars and around a dozen Corvettes. The auction starts and 11am both Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th. Second through fifth generation Corvettes will be offered this weekend and they breakdown as follows: 1 C2, 2 C3’s, 4 C4’s, and 1 C5. Click past the jump to check out some of our favorites being offered for sale Friday and Saturday St. Paul.

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Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

by Guest Contributor on June 5, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Remember way back before the internet? Like back when ordering parts from a catalog involved filling out that confusing little centerfold sheet filled with oddly shaped boxes, cryptic color codes, and nondescript abbreviations? In today’s world if we need something by mail, we just fire up the ole PC, click a few buttons, enter a few numbers and voila! Our items show up at our door stop a few days later.

This uber rare Baldwin/Motion Phase III Corvette is currently up for grabs on eBay. Unlike other Baldwin/Motion cars which were assembled prior to purchase, this 1968 Corvette was modified about 4 years after it was driven off the lot by the original owner. All the requisite Motion Performance parts were ordered through the mail and a local body shop performed the transformation. The car is currently listed on eBay waiting for you to purchase it. Find out more about this stunning ride and the price tag attached to it after the jump.

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