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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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[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Talks with Criswell Corvette's Mike Furman at the NCM Bash

During the National Corvette Museum’s Bash last month, we had the opportunity to speak to Mike Furman of Criswell Corvette. Mike has sold an astounding 3,100 Corvettes over his professional sales career and we liken him to be a modern day Bob Wingate. Mike is one of the star sales reps on the Corvette Forum and proves time and again that he will go the extra mile to ensure that your Corvette buying experience is as positive as it can be.

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Corvette ZR1's Invade Indianapolis in Mecum's Upcoming Spring Classic

Like a scene out of Steven King’s novel “Children of the Corn”, it’s not children but rather Corvette ZR1’s that will invade Indianapolis May 13th through May 18th at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds when Dana Mecum kicks off his 27th annual Spring Classic auction. Though only a portion of the consignments have been listed at this point it appears that Mecum has cornered the low mile ZR1 market and will be sending them across the block.

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April 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 1, 2014

April 2015 Corvette Sales

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to talk about the monthly sales report from General Motors. For April 2014, Corvette sales continue their near record setting pace as 3,514 Corvettes were delivered last month. That is a 260.8% increase over the 974 Corvettes sold in April 2013. The sales for April 2014 was slightly higher with a 1% increase in sales over the 3,480 Corvettes sold in March 2014.

For the Calendar Year (January-April) 11,693 Corvettes have been delivered. That’s a 198.7% increase over the 3,915 Corvettes sold in 2013 over the same time period.

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1969 L88 Riverside Pot of Gold to Cross the Block at Worldwide's Houston Classic Auction
Photo Credit: Ron Kimball Studios

The hottest Corvette in the collector market is the epic L88, and it’s just not hot, it is scorching. And while Corvette values overall have been on a strong run over the past two years with auction prices among the strongest of all automotive brands, the second and third generation Corvette L88 values are in a league of their own.

And one of the finest third generation L88′s in the world is going to cross the block on May 3rd in Worldwide Auctioneers Houston Classic Auction. The Riverside Gold 1969 coupe is an original survivor with less than 2600 miles. But before we look at what makes this Corvette so appealing and what it is likely to sell for, let’s take a look at other L88 Corvettes and what is happening in the market.

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Last Chance to Order a Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray

by Guest Contributor on April 24, 2014

Last Chance to Order a Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray

Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette

Cyber Gray has been a part of two major launches with Corvette. Back in 2008 the Corvette community got its first look at Cyber Gray when Chevrolet previewed the 2009 Corvette ZR1 in Jetstream Blue and an all new color, Cyber Gray Metallic.

Again, when Chevrolet wanted to introduce a new model, the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, they went to Torch Red and and then brought back Cyber Gray.

During its run from 2009 through 2013 Cyber Gray was a very popular color, usually being in the top 3 colors. After using it in the launch of the C7 Corvette in 2014, Chevrolet has decided to retire the color and replace it with a new color, Shark Gray for the 2015 model year. Shark Gray is being used to preview the all new 2015 Corvette Z06.

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