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Corvette Values: 1974 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on June 19, 2006

PLE submitted the following Corvette pricing question via Yahoo! Answers and we decided to take a look at it. Two days later we received an email from Yahoo stating that our answer was his favorite. PLE’s Question: I need to sell this car very soon. Would rather use online auction other than ebay. Need help from corvette collectors out there. Matching numbers, all original 36K miles, car is sweet. Asking $23,000. Is this too much or too little? Thanks!! Our Answer: Unless your Corvette has a 454, is a convertible and is in show condition, then you are asking a a bit too much for your Corvette. 36K miles though is great for a 74 and a matching numbers to boot! eBay will give you a good idea of where your Corvette should be priced based upon demand. Our annual price guide puts the high around $19K although an average price can be half of that. If your Corvette doesn’t sell on eBay, you may also want to consider a corvette-only site like VetteFinders.com or usedcorvettesforsale.com or list it on one of the Corvette forums. Source(s): VetteFinders.com’s Corvette Price Guide
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Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction Preview

by Keith Cornett on June 16, 2006

Today begins the most significant Corvette auction of the year and the one that sets the Gold Standard for all other Corvette auctions to follow. Yes, I’m talking about the 34th Annual Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA show at St. Charles, Illinois. Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers is once again handling the Gold Auction and from taking a look at the list of Corvettes already consigned to the show, I can tell you that that this is going to be a good one. Here are six of the most valuable Corvettes to go through the Bloomington Gold Auction. Click the photo for a larger picture or click the link to view the description:

1953 – #005 1955 – #009 1967 – L89
     
1967 – L89 1967 – L88 1969 – L88
Included in this year’s Gold Auction are some very rare Corvettes. Two 1953 Corvettes, including #005 which was the first Corvette sold to the public, will be going through the auction on Saturday. The second 1953 Corvette will be paired with a 1993 Corvette, both carrying the matching serial number of #258. Also featured will be 10 classic Corvettes from the Dr. Vance Shappley Collection. Included in this collection is a pair of original GM factory styling cars, a pair of Z-06 coupes and a 1969 L88 Coupe. The two Z-06 coupes, a 1963 and a 1964, will be sold as a pair; the remaining eight will be sold individually. And what would Bloomington Gold be without some rare Big Blocks? This year, three of the most sought after 1967 Corvettes will make their appearance on the Auction Block. Two L89 Corvettes – a convertible and a coupe – both with matching number 427/435 engines featuring the L89 aluminum heads will be sold Saturday afternoon. The L89 option was so rare in 1967 that only 16 were produced. Both cars contain extensive documentation. Next is a 1967 Corvette Coupe with a 427/435 L88 – 1 of only 20 produced. These three Corvettes should see high six figures if not passing the million dollar mark based on the current collector car market. Check back next week or subscribe to our newsletter as we will be posting the prices for all Corvettes sold at the 2006 Bloomington Gold Auction. Source: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
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Official 2007 Corvette Pricing Announced

by Keith Cornett on June 12, 2006

CorvetteConti.com posted the official pricing for the 2007 Corvette on his website. Prices listed include the three Corvette modes: Coupe, Convertible and Z06 as well as all the options. One new option that I had not heard before is RPO D30 option which allows you to mix and match interior and exterior colors. For example, the non-standard combo Blue with a red interior is now possible with this option at $590.00. Very cool indeed!

MODELS
Coupe w/ $825 destination charge
$44,970
Convertible w/ $825 destination charge
$52,910
Z06 w/ $825 destination charge
$66,465!
 
INTERIOR
UE1 – ON STAR
$695
D30 – NON RECOMMENDED COLOR COMBO
$590
**6 NEW TWO TONE SEATS
$695
Z51 – PERFORMANCE PKG
$1,695
U3U- NAVIGATION
$1,750
U3U & 1LZ (Z06 only)
$3,640
US9 & 1LZ (Z06 only)
$1,890
C2L – ROOF PACKAGE
$1,400
CC3 – TRANSPARENT ROOF
$750
 
TRANSMISSION/SUSPENSION
F55 – MAGNETIC RIDE w/ DRILLED ROTORS
$1,995
MN6
NC
MX0-AUTOMATIC
$1,250
 
WHEELS
Q44 – Z06 COMP GREY WHLS
$395
QL9 – HIGH POLISHED Z06 WHLS
$1,495
QG7 – HIGH POLISHED WHLS (cpe & cvt)
$1,295
QX1 – COMP GREY WHL (cpe & cvt)
$395
QX3 – CHROME WHEEL (cpe & cvt)
$1,850
 
PACKAGES
Z06
1LZ
2L
$3,845
 
COUPE & CONVERTIBLE
1LT
N/C
2LT
$1,495 coupe
2LT
N/C convertible
3LT
$4,945 (coupe)
3LT
$5,540 (convertible)
 
PREMIUM EXTERIOR COLORS
19U LEMANS BLUE
$300
45U VELOCITY YELLOW
$750
80U MONTEREY RED
$750
83U ATOMIC ORANGE
$750

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Auction Results: Mecum Spring Classic

by Keith Cornett on June 9, 2006

At the 19th Annual Mecum Spring Classic Auction held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, Illinois over Memorial Day weekend, 48 Corvettes ranging from a 1954 Polo White Convertible to a 2004 Black Z06 crossed the auction block. Of the 48 Corvettes, 30 were sold for $1,122,714 in total Corvette sales. The highest selling price went to a 1967 Sunfire Yellow Convertible (pictured) with a 427/435 engine which sold for $147,000 while the lowest price paid was $7,500 for a 1976 T-Top Corvette. A black ’67 Corvette had the highest bid overall but was a no-sale at $200,000. Corvette Auction Results:

Lot # Year Description Sales Price Status
S211954Corvette Polo White$60,000Bid
F1251957Corvette Red$71,000Bid
F1261958Corvette White$40,950Sold
S5871959Corvette Red$63,000Sold
F501961Corvette Maroon$64,575Sold
S641962Corvette Maroon$61,950Sold
S91963Corvette White$43,050Sold
F871964Corvette Red$39,500Bid
S33.11964Corvette Red$49,000Bid
S411964Corvette Red$47,500Bid
F641965Corvette Maroon$59,850Sold
U5591965Corvette Blue$61,950Sold
M81965Corvette$16,800Sold
S311966Corvette Silver$95,550Sold
S531966Corvette Blue$68,250Sold
F1641967Corvette Maroon$36,750Sold
F5321967Corvette L-89 Silver$115,500Sold
F5731967Corvette Blue$150,000Bid
F581.11967Corvette Red$170,000Bid
S591967Corvette Marina Blue$83,000Bid
S553.11967Corvette Black$200,000Bid
S5601967Corvette Yellow$147,000Sold
T441968Corvette Red$21,525Sold
F401969Corvette Red$31,000Bid
F1321969Corvette Silver$20,000Bid
F1651969Corvette$32,000Bid
F578.11969Corvette Yellow$37,275Sold
S911969Corvette Black$46,463Sold
U221971Corvette Red$12,600Sold
U241971Corvette White$26,250Sold
S5061972Corvette Red$31,500Sold
U1341972Corvette Silver$40,000Bid
S1611973Corvette Gold$28,350Sold
U301975Corvette Orange$10,763Sold
U601975Corvette Red$14,700Sold
T1331976Corvette Red$7,500Sold
T891979Corvette Dark Blue$8,500Sold
F1491979Corvette L-82 Red$20,475Sold
F571982Corvette Silver/Green$17,000Bid
F351986Corvette White$15,750Sold
F1291988Corvette White$15,750Sold
F111990Corvette ZR-1 Black$24,000Bid
U5251990Corvette ZR-1 Red$24,500Bid
S161991Corvette Red$16,013Sold
U81991Corvette Red$15,000Bid
F581994Corvette Copper$16,800Sold
F481996Corvette Silver$17,325Sold
U102004Corvette Z06 Black$39,000Bid
Source: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
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Featured Corvettes at VetteFinders.com

by Keith Cornett on June 2, 2006

June is here and Corvette season is now in full swing. If you’ve been dreaming about a new Corvette, there is no better place to find Corvettes for sale than VetteFinders.com. The following six cars were highlighted in our June Featured Corvettes Newsletter which is just a small sampling of the 500+ Corvettes now available:

1966 Convertible
$105,750
1972 Convertible
$28,900
1980 T-Top
$17,900
 
1996 Coupe
$16,500
2002 Z06
$33,900
2005 Coupe
$47,500
Interested in receiving the Featured Corvettes newsletter? Click here to subscribe. Selling Your Corvette? Now is the time and VetteFinders.com is the place to reach more qualified Corvette Buyers. Corvette Classified Ads are only $25 and run for 3 months. You can post unlimited photos and you have access to make any changes at any time.
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Corvettes Go Irish

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2006

Corvette and Cadillac dealers have been appointed for 4 Irish cities including Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Waterford said Eddie Kavanagh, who is the Sales Director for Cadillac and Corvette Ireland. “These are two of the best know car brands worldwide and we are delighted to bring them to Irish motorists” said Kavanagh. The move continues GM’s expansion into foreign markets. Last month it was reported that GM was also considering setting up a sales distribution chain in Australia for Corvette. Source: Roscommon Herald
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ProTeam Corvette Opening Annex in Auburn

by Keith Cornett on May 30, 2006

ProTeam Corvettes, the largest classic Corvette dealer in the world, will be opening a 30,000 square foot showroom in Auburn, Indiana. The space will allow ProTeam to showcase between 70-100 Corvettes. The ProTeam annex will be located in the American heritage Village across from the Kruse International Auction Park.

“The annex will mirror what we’re doing in Napoleon,” said ProTeam President Terry Michaelis. “We’ll draw off each other’s inventories, selling from stock in both locations.”
ProTeam chose Auburn because of its proximity to the company’s headquarters in Napoleon, OH and Fort Wayne, IN, which is home to a large number of Corvette collections can enthusiasts. Another big selling point was the closeness of the Kruse International Auction Park.
Dean Kruse, President of Kruse International said, “We are enthused about having the world’s largest Corvette operation as part of our overall automotive complex. We hope that this expansion will greatly benefit ProTeam, and we are willing to do whatever to ensure his success in Auburn.”
ProTeam has assembled the largest collection of classic Corvettes for sale in the world with 150-200 Corvettes for sale at any one time. Their headquarters in Napoleon features 60,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities. Click here to visit ProTeam Corvette Source: FortWayne.com
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2006 Corvette Model Year Ending

by Keith Cornett on May 21, 2006

The 2006 Corvette model year is wrapping up. The final day for dealers to access 2006 Corvette orders will be Tuesday, May 23rd. No additional 2006 orders may be accepted or changed after that date. Dealers should be receiving their final allocations of the 2006 model year. June 26 is slated to be the last production date of the 2006 model. 2007 Production orders are now being accepted. Click here to view the
2007 Corvette Ordering Guide (.pdf) Source: Ken Fichtner’s Newsletter

Featured Corvettes at VetteFinders.com

by Keith Cornett on May 12, 2006

With summer just a month away, now is the time to find that Corvette you’ve been dreaming about and there is no better place to find Corvettes for sale than VetteFinders.com. The following six cars were highlighted in our May Featured Corvettes Newsletter which is just a small sampling of the 500+ Corvettes now available:

1954 Convertible
$65,000
1967 Convertible
$57,900
1982 CE Coupe
$13,000
 
1996 CE Coupe
$23,500
2002 Z06
$32,100
2006 Coupe
$57,220
Interested in receiving the Featured Corvettes newsletter? Click here to subscribe. Selling Your Corvette? Now is the time and VetteFinders.com is the place to reach more qualified Corvette Buyers. Corvette Classified Ads are only $25 and run for 3 months. You can post unlimited photos and you have access to make any changes at any time.
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Auction Results: Kansas City Dream Classic

by Keith Cornett on May 9, 2006

Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers held their annual Spring Kansas City Dream Classic Auction on April 28th and 29th in Kansas City. Over 250 cars crossed the auction block including 22 Corvettes. Of the Corvettes, 14 sold. Notable Corvettes included a rare 1954 which sold for $66,150 while two C3′s, a 1976 and 1978, sold for $6,500. Auction Results:

Lot # Year Description Sales Price Status
S5261954CHEVROLET CORVETTE WHITE$66,150Sold
S311961CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$60,000Bid
S591963CHEVROLET CORVETTE L-75 BLUE$50,400Sold
S801963CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$28,350Sold
S5331965CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER$45,675Sold
S471967CHEVROLET CORVETTE MAROON$64,000Bid
F191968CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$24,000Bid
S631968CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$25,200Sold
S251969CHEVROLET CORVETTE BLACK$33,500Bid
S5541969CHEVROLET CORVETTE BLACK$33,500Bid
S5211971CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$30,450Sold
F811972CHEVROLET CORVETTE WHITE$18,060Sold
F161973CHEVROLET CORVETTE BLUE$20,500Bid
S701973CHEVROLET CORVETTE BLUE$21,525Sold
F791976CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER$6,500Sold
F891978CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER$6,500Sold
S231978CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER$11,000Bid
F201979CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$8,600Sold
F771981CHEVROLET CORVETTE MAROON$12,600Sold
S5121992CHEVROLET CORVETTE BLACK$31,000Bid
S901994CHEVROLET CORVETTE WHITE$16,800Sold
S191997CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED$23,888Sold
Source: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
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