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1967 McNamara Corvette Sells for $725K at Mecum

Enthusiasts were treated to three days of excitement last week when Mecum presented their second major collector car auction of 2014, April 10th through the 12th in Houston.

The heavily promoted prototype Ford GT40 was hammered down at $7M and TV viewers got to see it on live TV. It was the highest price ever hammered down for an American car being broadcast on “live” TV. And though that was impressive, it was actually more exciting to watch former Viet Nam veteran Don McNamara’s pristine, 2997-mile Corvette hammered down for $725K ($797.5 including commissions). Along with the McNamara Corvette, Mecum sold 61 of the 101 Corvettes consigned, a strong sell through for Corvettes.

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette Now On Display at the Kennedy Space Center
Photo: Malcolm Denemark/FLORIDA TODAY

The history of the space program is all around visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Last Wednesday, another kind of history – though still related to the space program – was on display in the Rocket Garden at the space center.

That’s when Merritt Island’s Joe Crosby brought one of the most historic Corvettes ever made so a group of Corvette Enthusiasts from the National Corvette Museum could see it first hand.

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Mecum's Houston Event Offers Two Compelling Corvettes

It appears that Mecum is off and running for 2014 after a weather induced slow start in Kissimmee. Their Houston event is shaping up to be typical of the high quality consignments that usually characterizes their events with some outstanding Corvettes scheduled to cross the block from Thursday, April 10th through Saturday, April 12th.

As I was reviewing Mecum’s latest on-line catalog, two Corvettes jumped off the page to capture my attention.

Certainly no Corvette enthusiast could ignore the Bunkie Knudsen Corvette, after all it is not only the auction headliner, it is one of the most interesting Corvettes ever made, as well as the personal car for then Chevrolet General manager Bunkie Knudsen. The second Corvette, perhaps not as well known, is the stunning 1967 Corvette coupe once owned by former Marine and Viet Nam veteran, Don McNamara, and put into storage with less than 3K miles on it, has a bullet proof provenance and literally may be the finest 1967 “survivor” in existence.

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1967 Corvette Sting Ray Sold By the Only Owner its Ever Had

Here’s a pretty cool story via our friends at All Vette in West Chester, PA. They recently acquired a 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible from the car’s original owner who bought the car when he was in high school.

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1967 Crown Jewel Corvette L88 to be Offered by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale
Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson

The high performance Corvette market is red hot. One of several recent examples was the world’s record price set this past September for a Corvette at auction, a 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.2M. You can bet that owners of high performance Corvettes who want to sell will be jumping on the bandwagon to take advantage of the sizzling Corvette market and the huge audience the Scottsdale auctions provide.

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1967 L88 Corvette Racer at Pebble Beach

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2013

1967 L88 Corvette Racer at Pebble Beach

In 1970, Cliff Gottlob and Jack Blatchford drove a 1967 Corvette to Daytona Beach, Fla., where Gottlob and David Dooley teamed up to drive the L88-powered ‘Vette to second place in a 24-hour endurance test.

Now, 43 years later, Blatchford drove the same car onto the lawn of the 18th fairway at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Connecticut Town Sells its 1967 DARE Corvette for $25,000

If you ever wanted to buy a C2 Corvette for a song, you just missed a good chance.

Over the weekend, the town of Colchester, Conn., auctioned off its 1967 Corvette that had been used for nearly 20 years as the police department’s DARE vehicle.

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[VIDEO] 1967 L88 Corvette Convertible Sells for Record $3.2 Million at Mecum Dallas
Photo Courtesy of Mecum

On Saturday afternoon at the Mecum auction in Dallas, Lot #123 – a 1967 L88 Corvette Roadster from the Buddy Herin collection took center stage. After five minutes of auction banter, the documented 1-20 L88 Corvette Sting Ray became the highest selling Corvette to ever sell at auction with a gavel price of $3.2 million.

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1967 L88 Corvette Convertible Headed to Mecum Dallas

by Steve Burns on August 23, 2013

1967 L88 Convertible Headed to Mecum Dallas

We’ve been a little C7 heavy here lately so here’s a C2 to mix things up. Mecum Auctions will be offering an uber rare 1967 L88 convertible next month at their Dallas sale. The Marlboro Maroon on black roaster will be crossing Mecum’s red carpet about 2:30pm central time on Saturday, September 7th. It’s one of 11 cars being offered from the Buddy Herin collection that weekend in Texas. Get your banker on the phone now, because this one is going to be expensive, really expensive.

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[VIDEO]  Connecticut Town of Colchester to Sell its 1967 DARE Corvette
Photo Credit: John Shishmanian / NorwichBulletin.com

Here’s your chance to buy a C2 Corvette with an unusual past and an unusual look.

The town of Colchester, Conn., says it is ready to get rid of its 1967 Corvette that was used for nearly 20 years as the police department’s DARE vehicle.

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