Mecum’s 26th annual Spring Classic auction kicks off next week in Indianapolis. One of the stars of the weekend will be this 1974 Motion Can Am Spyder from the Dan McMichael collection. The monster was the prototype for a short run consisting of just 3 additional cars. It goes up for bids next Saturday, May 18th about 3:25pm Central time.
Dana Mecum’s name is being changed to “Indiana Mecum” because like “Indiana Jones” he has a way of finding treasures, Corvette treasures, and offering them for sale at his vaunted Indianapolis Spring Auction, May 14th through May 19th.
This year “Indiana Mecum” will auction over 2,000 collector cars and motorcycles during his six day extravaganza. But as usual, he saves the real “treasures” to auction on Saturday, May 18th. On that special day Mecum is offering no less than twenty five Corvettes centered around seven high-end, meticulously restored award winning second generation cars, three third generation Corvettes and five restomodded vettes. These special cars presale estimates range from $120K to $600K.
They say you can’t go home again, but don’t tell that to this unusual 1978 Corvette.
Back in 1981, Richard Sanson and his son, Ricky, bought the ice blue Corvette when it was just a pile of charred wreckage after it had caught fire on Interstate 77 near Charleston, S.C.
The folks at Jalopnik run a regular feature called “Nice Price or Crack Pipe,” which aims to get its viewers’ thoughts on certain, uh, different vehicles.
Recently, the site asked its viewers to rate this, uh, different 1976 Corvette Stingray that to some may represent all that was wrong with that decade of styling excess.
Auctions America will be hosting their annual Spring Carlisle auction this weekend at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA. Sales will begin at 3pm April 25th and 26th. Over 200 cars are currently listed online to cross the block including almost 20 Corvettes. That Corvette docket includes 3 cars previously used at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving as well as one rare black on red 1959 big brake fuelie.
Misty Davis’ dad would no doubt be proud to see what she and the Corvette community in the Carolinas are doing with his 1975 Stingray.
Claude Mathis Jr., died unexpectedly last August at age 61, leaving an unexpected legacy to his 34-year-old daughter.
She inherited his white on blue Corvette, which was in pieces while it was being restored by her father.
Last year Adam’s Polishes was named the officially licensed car care products for the Corvette and Camaro. When we heard that founder and CEO Adam Pitale would be giving a free detailing seminar on site at the Lingenfelter Collection outside Detroit, we had to add the event to our weekend agenda.
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Police in Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada are searching for a thief who knows his round around an automobile restoration shop.
Instead of stealing the whole 1971 Corvette stored in a house garage on Grey Road 40 in Grey County, Ontario, a thief just picked and chose what he wanted from the car: some $10,000 worth of parts that included a head valve, carburetor, ignition system, water pump, transmission, and drive shaft.
Last Friday we spent the slightly soggy day at Barrett-Jackson to see the auction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. While that auction was certainly exciting with Rick Hendrick paying $1 million to buy the first retail version of the next generation convertible, it wasn’t the only Corvette offered on the block that day.