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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2009: Corvette Auction Schedule

by Keith Cornett on October 7, 2009

1960 Corvette offered at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2009

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas kicks off tomorrow afternoon. To make sure you don’t miss any of the action, we went through the car list and pulled out the 29 Corvettes that are scheduled to appear over the the three day event.



There are 29 Corvettes on the docket ranging from 1958 to a 2009 Corvette ZR1. Here are several interesting Corvettes we’ll be watching: The 1990 Callaway Aerobody, a 1960 Corvette convertible powered by a 283/290 fuelie V8, the Bruce Willis 1967 Corvette convertible, and the aforementioned 2009 Corvette ZR1 which is paired with a 1990 Corvette ZR-1. Like all Barrett-Jackson auctions, these Corvettes are all offered at No Reserve.

New for this auction is how we plan to cover it. CorvetteBlogger has teamed up with SPEED to offer analysis and insight into the Corvettes auctioned at Barrett-Jackson. You can follow that coverage here or join the the Barrett-Jackson group on My SPEED. Here is the Corvette Schedule for the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction:

LOT # YEAR MODEL STYLE AUCTION DAY
14.1 1989 Corvette Coupe Oct 8
42 1978 Corvette Coupe Oct 8
45.2 1972 Corvette Coupe Oct 8
50.2 1991 Corvette ZR-1 Coupe Oct 8
70 1990 Corvette Callaway Aerobody Oct 8
93 1993 Corvette Coupe Oct 8
314 1985 Corvette Coupe Oct 9
318 1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Coupe Oct 9
326 1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Coupe Oct 9
329 1991 Corvette Coupe Oct 9
354 1964 Corvette 327/350 hp Convertible Oct 9
363.2 1965 Corvette 327 ci Convertible Oct 9
396 1965 Corvette 396/425 hp Convertible Oct 9
402.1 1966 Corvette 427/425 hp Convertible Oct 9
411 1961 Corvette 283/230 hp Convertible Oct 9
639.1 1969 Corvette 427/390 hp Coupe Oct 10
659 1964 Corvette 327/250 hp Coupe Oct 10
659.3 1967 Corvette Bruce Willis Convertible Oct 10
664 1967 Corvette 427/390 hp Coupe Oct 10
677.1 2003 Corvette Avelate Convertible Oct 10
678 1968 Corvette Custom Roadster Oct 10
680 1960 Corvette 283/290 FI Convertible Oct 10
685.1 1959 Corvette 283/270 hp Convertible Oct 10
688.1 1962 Corvette Custom Convertible Oct 10
705 2009 Corvette ZR1 Coupe Oct 10
705.1 1990 Corvette ZR-1 Coupe Oct 10
717 1958 Corvette LS6 Resto-Mod Convertible Oct 10
718 1961 Corvette LS1 Resto-Mod Convertible Oct 10
719.2 1966 Corvette 427/425 hp Convertible Oct 10
         

SPEED TV will be providing live gavel coverage beginning Thursday, October 8th. Here is the broadcast schedule:

Thursday, Oct 8 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday, Oct 9 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 10 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

All Times are Eastern (EST).

 


Source:
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

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Privateer Corvette ZR1 Race Car Wrecks at Watkins Glen

by Keith Cornett on October 7, 2009

Corvette ZR1 Race Car Wrecks at Watkins Glen

With an MSRP north of $105,000, the Chevy Corvette ZR1 is certainly not the cheapest car to take to the track. So when we see the after-effects of a privateer racer that put his Corvette ZR1 race car into a wall, we naturally cringe. Not only do we morn the death of a great sports car, but we feel for the driver who put a lot of time and money into creating a competitive race car. But then again, that racing!

This privateer Corvette ZR1 race car met its fate at a recent outing at Watkins Glen. The 638-hp Corvette was painted in a B-pillar Jake livery that very much resembles the GT1 Corvettes in their special Jake Monterey livery in 2007. The Corvette was reportedly driven by Gary Soebelski and this was his first competitive race since receiving his competition license. The Corvette took significant front-end damage during the race at turns 8 and 9 (heel of the boot). Apparently he is all right as the word on the street is Soebelski is already looking for another ZR1 to replace this one.

Update:
Corvette ZR1 Crash Video (happens at the 8:45 mark)

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Source:
Jalopnik


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2007 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Headstone

The Corvette headstone was spotted by a Jalopnik reader in a rural Indiana town in front of a monument business. Etched in the granite is a 2007 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car. You’re a true enthusiast if you spring for this eternal mod.

Source: Jalopnik

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Green Interactive Hybrid System Corvette

Neohydro Technologies has perfected its twin turbo system for the C6 Corvette. While the usual performance benefits of a turbo system are present: 775 horsepower and 691 Ft-lb of torque, the real trick on this install is better fuel economy which raises the mileage standard to 40 mpg around town and 32 mpg on the highway.

Neohydro calls their revolutionary twin turbo system the “Green Interactive Hybrid System”. The company installs a patented rear-mounted turbo system and then gives it an advanced custom tune that increases the efficiency of the car. Neohydro claims their GIHS system will not only boost horsepower and fuel efficiency, but when purchased with a new GM vehicle, the GIHS system is covered under the full factory warranty.

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While turbo charging is typically used to create more power, one of the benefits is that it also helps create more power with less effort. On the rear-mounted turbo install, the compressed air runs back to the intercooler and then into the engine. Neohydro claims rear-mounted turbo systems are superior to traditional engine-mounted systems because they are efficient, less intrusive, easier to install and are very reliable. The GIHS turbo systems are legal in all 50 states.

Corvette Magazine heard about the GIHS turbo Corvette and recently put the car through its paces. Corvette Magazine’s Editor Eric Gustafson said the Corvette is “very fast” and “its a very neat installation. It’s nice to get into an aftermarket modified car without the check engine light on.” Look for the full review to run in March 2010 issue which hits newsstands in January.


Source:
Neohydro Technologies Corp
Green Hybrid

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Corvettes on eBay: #1 of 5 1993 Lister Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2009

Corvettes on eBay: #1 of 5 1993 Lister Corvette

Say hello to a 1993 Lister Corvette. Created by Lister North America back in the early nineties, this custom-bodied C4 Corvette was treated to upgrades both inside and out. Under the hood, the Chevy LT1 V8 was stroked to 383 cubic inches and a Vortech supercharger provides plenty of power. On the outside, custom body panels, Fikse wheels and an upgraded interior add to the package.

Back in the mid to late 1950′s, British-based Lister produced lightweight tubular framed sports cars that competed with Jaguar and Aston Martin. While earlier cars were powered by a D-Jag inline 6, in 1959 the Lister’s got themselves a redesigned aerodynamic aluminum bodies powered by Chevrolet V8 engines. These new Lister’s attempted to cash in on that the heritage, but the concept never took off and only 5 cars were produced.

This Lister offered has an interesting past as it was the first Corvette of the Lister series. Following the car’s debut at the 1993 Los Angeles International Auto Show, it then served as a development mule for Vortech superchargers where it graced the covers of several Corvette magazines.

The next owner took the Lister’s performance to the edge. The 5.7 liter LT-1 was stroked to 383 cubic inches and outfitted with Air Flow Research aluminum heads, Lunati forged steel reciprocating parts, Crane roller cam, Wiesco pistons, 58mm throttle body and on and on and on. Complementing the upgrades under the hood is a bevy of yellow and chrome trim. No-so complimentary is the faux side exhaust which in our opinion detracts from the appearance.

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Images courtesy of Viva Las Vegas Autos – Reproduced with permission

The Corvette has just over 7,000 miles on the clock and comes with a ton of documentation. Back in 2003, the car was featured at Barrett-Jackson where it traded hands for $54,000. Yesterday, the Corvette’s auction on eBay ended with a no-sale at $17,700. If you’re interested in this unique conversion, contact Viva Las Vegas Autos.
Source:
ebay via Autoblog Related:
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Corvette Values: 1974 Corvette T-Top Coupe

by Keith Cornett on October 5, 2009

1974 Corvette T-Top Coupe

AD in Illinois submitted this 1974 Corvette Convertible to Corvette Values:

1974 Corvette T-Top Coupe. VIN: 1Z37J4S414XXX. Silver with Silver interior, Original 350/195 hp V8. Automatic transmission, 127,377 miles. Power brakes, power steering, power windows, tilt-tele steering column, factory air, cloth interior, new tires. The Corvette is termed to be in “good” condition. Owner history and receipts.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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1974 Corvette T-Top, VIN #1Z37J4S414XXX. The VIN # indicates this Corvette was built in January 1974, relatively early in the production year.

It is reported to have 127,377 original miles, not an inordinate amount of miles considering it has been on the street for 35 years.

This Corvette is Corvette Grey in color with a matching Grey cloth interior. The paint is considered to be good, but it has the traditional road chips in the front bumper area. Also the interior has the usual wear on the door panels, again not unusual for a Corvette with 100K+ miles.

It is powered by the standard 350-195 engine that is coupled with an automatic transmission. This combination was popular for the 1974 Corvette production with approximately 68% of the buyers selecting this motor and transmission combination.

This 1974 Corvette is nicely equipped with comfort and convenience driving options that include power steering, brakes, windows, A/C and a tilt-telescopic steering column. There is some question as to the working status of the A/C since the belts have been disconnected. In addition, the original radio equipment has been replaced with an after-market model.

This Corvette also has a rear chrome luggage carrier. This was a dealer installed option for the 1974 model year. The Corvette also has the original wheel trim and center caps; the tires appear to be in new condition.

Adding to the value of a Corvette is owner history which is included with this Corvette as well as numerous receipts.

This Corvette is in original condition with no modifications.

We place a value of $10,000 on this 1974 Corvette T-Top. Also of interest is the fact that the 1974 Corvette T-Top is showing an annual increase in the average price value of 3%.


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VetteFinders.com Appraisal Service
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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2009

1986 Corvette Pace Car Convertible for Sale at VetteFinders.com

Check out these six great Corvettes we are featuring today from VetteFinders.com, the Internet’s original Corvette classifieds website. Each day thousands of buyers turn to our sister website to find the Corvette of their dreams as we have one of the best selections of both classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.

1962 Corvette Convertible For Sale 1964 Corvette Convertible For Sale 1968 Corvette Convertible For Sale
1962 Convertible
$65,000
1964 Convertible
$68,000
1968 Convertible
$29,900
 
1986 Corvette Convertible For Sale 2000 Corvette Hardtop For Sale 2010 Corvette Coupe For Sale
1986 Pace Car
$18,990
2000 Hardtop
$29,999
2010 ZR1
$126,500

Thinking of selling Your Corvette? Now is the time and VetteFinders.com is the place to reach more qualified Corvette Buyers. Corvette Classified Ads start at only $25 and your Corvette will run until its sells. You can post unlimited photos and you have access to make any changes at any time.


Source:
VetteFinders.com

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September 2009 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2009

Good news regarding Corvette sales! GM reports that 1,585 Corvettes were sold in the month of September which was an increase of 88% from August 2009′s 746 sales. We attribute both the end of the automotive buying frenzy created by the Cash for Clunkers program and the availability of the 2010 Corvette as major contributors to the sales increase.

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Corvette Clunkers: 243 C4 Corvettes Sacrificed for Govt Bounty

There’s no doubt the Cash For Clunkers program was successful for both buyers and dealers during the month and half the program was open. And I’m sure you all remember the video of the black C4 Corvette getting the sodium silicate treatment and dying a slow death. Now thanks to the final reporting going on, we learn that nearly 250 Corvettes – all C4′s – met a similar fate.

During the program’s run, 690,114 total vehicles were turned in. Digging through the list provided by Jalopnik we learned that 243 Corvettes were sacrificed for the $4,000 clunker bounty. While Corvettes only accounted for 0.03% of all clunker trade ins, what’s interesting is 100% of the Corvettes traded in were all C4s.

So we took a look at our Corvette Price Guide to see if the value of a C4 Corvette was more or less than the $4,000 trade-in value offered by the Government. Our values assume that the Corvette were in running condition and we selected the lowest value recorded for that model year as the comparison.

Model Year # of Clunkers Low Value
1984 12 $6,000
1985 91 $6,000
1986 66 $4,250
1987 63 $5,100
1988 6 $8,500
1989 5 $8,000

Many of the cars (Corvettes included) were probably in bad shape when traded. Lord knows we have seen our share of ragged out Corvettes. From the comments on the youtube video of the C4 Corvette that was destroyed, we read the car had a bad transmission, trashed interior, bad tires and a broken top so the cost to fix these items would have exceeded the Corvette’s value.

Knowing that these Corvettes will simply be crushed and discard as opposed to being parted out and recycled is the biggest shame of the Clunkers program.


Source:
Jalopnik

Related:
[VIDEO] Killing a C4 Corvette for the Cash for Clunkers Program

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