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Corvette Values: 1998 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on April 13, 2010

Corvette Values: 1998 Corvette Coupe

Most of our Corvette Values submissions deal with classic Corvettes so its refreshing when we get to take a closer look at something a bit more modern. MW of Nebraska submitted this 1998 Silver Corvette Coupe to Corvette Values because his bank required a Corvette Appraisal to cover the value of the loan:

1998 Corvette Coupe. VIN 1g1yy22g3w5120XXX. Silver with Black leather interior. 6-Speed manual transmission. 64,400 miles. All original with no mods other than a Corsa exhaust. Mechanicals and body listed as in Good condition. Original owner history is available but no sales documentation exists.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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Mecum to Offer Harley Earl's 1963 Custom Corvette at Indy's Spring Classic

Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic next month in Indianapolis will feature Harley Earl’s 1963 Corvette roadster. The personalized car was a gift to the brilliant designer and father of the Corvette following his retirement from General Motors. The “Harley Earl” Corvette appeared last June at the Bloomington Gold auction where it was a no sale at $985,000.

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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 1966 Corvette 427/425hp NOM

Here is an interesting 1966 Corvette Convertible that appeared Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. The Triple Black Corvette features a 427/425 hp L72 and is fresh off a restoration, but it comes with a caveat: Originally a 427/425 car, it doesn’t have the original engine. Will the price be affected or will its curb appeal rope in buyers who may be more interested in driving the Sting Ray instead of a storing a garage queen. Watch the video after the jump.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: Corvette Sales Total $2.9 Million

Barrett-Jackson concluded their three day collector car auction in Palm Beach this weekend and based on auction totals, the Corvettes did pretty well. Over the weekend, we counted 48 Corvettes and 1 corvette-powered boat that sold at the no-reserve auction. Total sales of Corvettes reached $2.9 million.

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Sold to Rick Hendrick

Saturday Night at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach, Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame purchased the first retail (VIN 001) 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition. The hammer price was $270,000 and with buyers commission, the total sale was $297,000. Rick will be able to tour the GM Performance Build center in Wixom as well as watch the assembly of his new Corvette Z06 later this summer in Bowling Green.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 1990 Corvette ZR-1

The C4 version of the Corvette ZR-1 was nicknamed “The King of the Hill” for good reason. At a time when the standard Corvette’s horsepower was 245, the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 was powered by the new 375-horsepower LT-5 V8 which featured a 32-valve dual overhead cam. Looking back today, Corvette’s return to the world stage of sports car performance can be directly attributed to this special edition.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 2009 Competition Sport Corvette

When we published the final production numbers for the 2009 Corvettes, we said thirty years from now Corvette collectors would be seeking out the GT1 ALMS Championship and the Competition Sport Editions due to their low production numbers. Actually, it only took one year as this 2009 Arctic White Competition Sport Coupe sold for more than its original MSRP and became the top seller on Day 1 of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.

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March 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on April 1, 2010

March 2010 Corvette Sales

GM reported March sales of America’s sports car set its best mark in three months with 955 Corvettes delivered. That mark is 331 more than February and 101 more than January. We’re glad to see the figure moving upwards but calendar year to date sales (Jan-Mar) are still -20% down from the same time period a year ago.

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Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach Corvette Auction Schedule

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction this weekend in Palm Beach sort of snuck up on me so I’m sorry I didn’t get the schedule published sooner. The Palm Beach auction features 48 Corvettes and 1 Corvette-powered boat. The three day auction is being carried on the SPEED network and you’ll also be able to watch online. Like always, we’re working with SPEED to bring you some of the best and most interesting auctions.

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Why Do Dealers Insist on Defacing Corvettes

RM Auctions held their Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale event last weekend which featured 36 Corvettes. Auction results show 23 of the 36 Corvettes were sold for a sales success rate of 64% and total sales topped $1,186,700. Many of the Corvettes came from the estate of collector John O’Quinn and those were sold without reserve.

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