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Some people thought it was risky for the Tom Falbo Collection to be offered at no reserve during the Leake Auction Company event over the weekend in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
But in the end, the Corvette-dominated collection wound up selling for a total of about $4.5 million (hammer prices), which was substantially more than Leake President Richard Sevenoaks said he had expected. Falbo himself, who watched via the Internet, was also pleased with the results.
The collection included an L89 1967 Corvette, one of just 16 such Sting Rays produced, that actually sold twice.
The L89 was the first Falbo car offered on Saturday and apparently sold for $180,000. After 21 more Falbo Corvettes had crossed the block, the L89 came back, though.
Sevenoaks said during the first time the L89 was offered, virtually simultaneous bids came from someone in the building and someone on the Web. The winning bidder, who was in the room, denied he had placed the high bid, but Sevenoaks said several people agreed with the auction staff that the man had actually done so. Nevertheless, the car had to make its way back to the block and wound up selling for $167,000 on the second go-round.
The L89 was actually the second Falbo Corvette forced to make an encore appearance on Saturday. Earlier, a green 1967 427 coupe had to repeat after it was discovered that the original buyer, offering $160,000, had not registered to bid. The second trip to the block saw a winning bid of $157,500.
The Falbo Collection included 40 Corvettes and 60 other vehicles, all being offered at no reserve. Nevertheless, two other 1967 coupes sold for more than $100,000 – one at $117,500 and the other at $110,000.
Falbo’s low-mileage 2005 Ford GT brought a whopping $276,000.
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Happy Monday, folks!
We’re not happy because it’s Monday. We’re happy because it’s Midyear Monday and we have a special gallery of 32 Corvettes built between 1963-1967 to share today.
We’re still accepting submissions so if you want to see your C2 Corvette featured in a Midyear Monday photo gallery, feel free to submit your photo and you might see it here next week.
Photo Credit: Henry Diltz/1973
We searched high and low on the Web for a photo of David Cassidy with his 2009 Corvette but had to settle for this pic of the former teen idol sitting on the hood of a white early 1970s Corvette.
Cassidy is in the news, not for a long-awaited album for his teeny-bopper fans (now in their 50s and 60s, by the way), but because he’s having to sell his 2009 Corvette to pay down some debts.
Corvette Racing started the 2016 campaign strong with a first and second place finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. While we were very happy for the outcome, many of us wondered what impact the 1-2 finish would have in terms of the Balance of Performance equation for the team for the rest of the season.
According to Sportscar365.com, the balance of performance settings for the Rolex 24 at Daytona was customized for that track and IMSA has now issued the standard configuration of BoP regulations for the remainder of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just in time for the official Sebring test next week.
Our friend Lance Miller of Corvettes of Carlisle put together a tribute video today showing off the Corvette C5R racer that was campaigned 15 years ago by Dale Earnhardt Sr., along with his son Dale Jr., Kelly Collins and Andy Pilgrim at the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The No.3 C5R finished 2nd in the GTS class and 4th overall.
Photo Credit: IMSA.com
Chevrolet already offers Corvette owners a unique way to take delivery of their rides through the R8C delivery program at the National Corvette Museum. Now Chevy is expanding delivery options for other bow-tie models as well. The automaker announced this morning that they are expanding their off-site deliveries of Corvettes and other select Chevrolet models at the Chevrolet Delivery Center at the Daytona International Speedway.