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Mickey Thompson's 1963 Corvette Z06 Up for Grabs at Mecum's Seattle Auction

Clearly Mecum’s Seattle auction is shaping up to be a blockbuster for Corvette enthusiasts. In addition to the L88 “double feature” we reported earlier this week now Dana Mecum and his team have added another rare Corvette to their first ever Seattle event, Mickey Thompson’s personal 1963 Z06.

On June 13th and 14th, Corvette collectors can bid on a 1967 L88, a 1969 L88, and Thompson’s 1963 Z06. These are some of the rarest, most coveted and most valuable Corvettes ever produced. There’s not much more Mecum could throw into the equation to make it any more exciting for Corvette collectors unless they could find a ZL1 or an original Grand Sport to add to their other three bluechip Corvettes.

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May 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on June 10, 2014

May 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors came out with their monthly sales report last week and the sales gods continue to shine on the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. For the month of May 2014, Chevrolet sold 3,328 Corvettes. That’s 267.7% higher than the same time period last year when only 905 Corvettes were sold. Corvette sales were slightly less with deliveries running 186 units or -5.29% less in May 2014 vs April 2014.

For the calendar year, 15,021 Corvettes have been delivered between January and May which is a 211.6% increase over the same time in 2013.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1957 Chevrolet Engineering Fuelie Corvette for $6.5 Million

The headline is not a typo or a joke — a price for anything that includes seven digits is a serious matter and especially so for a car that hasn’t been started since 1967. Our friends at roadtrippers.com noticed this ad on eBay and understandably wondered if the ad and the car were legitimate. Certainly it’s not every day that you see a price that high on eBay, but it’s not even close to the highest eBay sale on record—that belongs to a Frank Mulders designed, 405-foot yacht that sold for $168,000,000 in 2006.

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Mecum to Offer a Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette Coupe at its Seattle Auction

A few weeks ago we told you about an exceptional 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe scheduled to cross the block in Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction

Anytime an L88 Corvette is scheduled to be auctioned it is worth the trip, if not to bid but just to drool. As we reported Mecum will be auctioning an impeccable 1967 L88 that might just shatter the current world’s record. And now if that weren’t enough Dana Mecum has decided to make this an L88 “double feature” adding a third generation L88 to be sold Saturday, June 14th. This one is a documented and restored 1969 Fathom Green coupe with 15,480 miles which are believed to be original.

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Corvettes on eBay: Vintage 1964 Corvette Racecar

by Bruce Troxell on June 2, 2014

Corvettes on eBay: 1964 Corvette Vintage Racer

If you have an overwhelming need for speed, our friends at Bringatrailer.com may have spotted the car for you. They found a 1964 Corvette Stingray for sale on eBay that has been a vintage racecar since 1972 and was last raced in the Historic Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park in 2013.

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction Ron Pratte Collection

Barrett-Jackson® confirmed today in a conversation and subsequent press release that they will offer one of the most significant automobile collections in the world at their Scottsdale Auction in January 2015, the esteemed Ron Pratte collection. A spokesperson for Barrett-Jackson confirmed in a phone interview that the final details for liquidating the major part of Pratte’s collection at the 2015 Scottsdale auction are being finalized by Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett. Due to the size and significance of the collection a special catalog will be produced as soon as all of the details have been decided. The importance and magnitude of the event was best summarized by Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, “This is going to create excitement beyond anything we’ve ever seen.” And based on excitement the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Collection Auction” has produced, that is clearly is saying a lot.

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Mecum Cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction

by Keith Cornett on May 27, 2014

Mecum Cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction

In just one month, classic Corvettes from across the country will converge on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL for the annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. Unfortunately, those looking to buy a Corvette during the annual auction will have to attend another venue as Mecum has announced they have canceled the traditional all-Corvette sale due to lack of interest.

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Blue Chip 1967 L88 Corvette to be Featured at Mecum Auction in Seattle

Now that Mecum has wrapped up their 27th Annual Spring Classic in Indianapolis, Corvette enthusiasts are looking forward to the latest addition to Mecum’s already extensive schedule of collector car auctions, this one in Seattle. And the reason for the anticipation is that one of the “bluest” of blue chip Corvettes will cross the block on Saturday June 14th, one of only twenty 1967 L88′s ever produced. Rarely do these special Corvettes ever change hands and when they do a world’s record price is usually at risk of being broken.

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[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] Damaged C7 Corvette Stingray with 293 Miles to be Auctioned

You really hate to see this.

A wrecked 2014 Corvette Stingray with only 293 miles on the odometer sitting in an insurance auction lot waiting to be sold.

Somebody’s baby no more.

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Purifoy Chevrolet Builds a One-of-a-Kind Pink Corvette Stingray

Our friends at Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, CO. have done it again.

The dealership is known for not being afraid of taking a stock Corvette and adding their own custom touches to it. We’ve previously detailed a couple of their custom builds with C6 Corvettes but now it’s time to look at their latest creation, a custom pink metallic C7 Corvette Stingray.

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