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The Corvette Enthusiasts Preview to Barrett-Jackson's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson is the largest and most extravagant of the five major collector car auctions taking place during the week of January 13. Over 1,200 cars including 125 Corvettes will cross the famous auction block with SPEED providing nearly 40 hours of live gavel coverage. Craig Jackson and his team put on more than an auction…they produce an extravaganza not to be missed.

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1968 Owens-Corning L88 Corvette Racer Returning to the Auction Block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Back in August one of the famous Owens-Corning L88 Corvette racecars went up for bids at RM’s Monterey auction. There it was a no sale at a stout $730,000. If you’re still looking to do something with your spare million or so bucks before the Fiscal Cliff hits don’t worry. You’ll have another chance to snag this magnificent Corvette at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction next month in Arizona.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 1968 L88 Corvette at RM's Scottsdale Auction

It’s not often that someone has the chance to buy a genuine piece of automotive history, with complete documentation since new to prove its heritage.

But that’s what bidders at the upcoming RM Auction in Phoenix, Arizona will have a chance to do on January 18, 2013.

Being offered is one of only 80 L88 Corvettes manufactured in 1968, and RM can trace the history of the most powerful Corvette of the muscle car era back to the original owner.

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Survivor 1969 L88 Corvette Convertible Heading to Mecum Anaheim

This highly documented, unrestored 1969 L88 convertible will be offered at Mecum Auctions’ Anaheim, California event this weekend. The LeMans Blue roadster is widely considered to be one of the most highly optioned and best documented L88’s known to exist. It is scheduled to cross the auction block about 1:20pm Pacific time this Saturday, November 17th.

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Owner Seeks Information on this 1969 L88 Corvette Convertible

Part of the fun of owning a classic Corvette is digging out the history of the car before you bought it.

For a Michigan doctor, the search for his car’s ancestry has already turned up quite a bit of information, though he is hoping to unearth even more.

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The Top 11 Corvette Sales of the Monterey Auctions

by Steve Burns on September 13, 2012

The Top 11 Corvette Sales of the Monterey Auctions

After the tsunami of activity surrounding the Woodward Dream Cruise, Corvettes at Carlisle, and Labor Day weekend, we’ve finally had a chance to study up on the sales data from the Monterey auctions last month. Each of the 5 major auction houses realized a healthy bump in sales numbers over 2011. Included in their plump figures are several pricey Corvettes.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2012

by Steve Burns on September 6, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2012

Mecum Auctions will offer roughly 165 Corvettes for sale this week as part of their 2nd annual Dallas auction. The event kicks off Wednesday, September 5th and runs through Saturday, September 8th. The venerable Velocity crew will have 18 hours of live auction coverage from the event. According to the Mecum website over 900 total cars are currently consigned and Corvettes make up almost 20% of the docket. Our list of Dallas favorites resides just beyond the Read More button below.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Monterey 2012

by Steve Burns on August 14, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Monterey 2012

Mecum Auctions will be in Monterey, California this weekend for their annual August sale. The auction runs August 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Velocity will have 18 hours of live coverage of the auction. Nearly 60 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the block including a black 1968 L88 roadster, Mickey Thompson’s 1963 Z06, and a COPO 1967 convertible shown at the NY Auto Show.

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1968 Owens-Corning L88 Racer Heading to RM's Monterey Auction

As we rapidly close in on the middle of August we also close on in the annual auction frenzy that takes place during Monterey Week. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the unique Corvettes being offered next week in California. First up is the legendary Owens-Corning L88 Racer. The car, generally considered to be the most successful racing Corvette of all time, is being auctioned at RM’s Monterey sale on Friday, August 17th. Get your banker on the phone now as this one won’t be cheap.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

by Steve Burns on July 17, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

The 2012 Mecum Auctions train-of-fun stops in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The 2-day sale takes place July 20th – 21st at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Velocity TV will have 12 hours of live coverage of the event. 500 hundred cars are expected and as we write this over 20 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block.

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