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Rick Hendrick Buys the VIN 001 Collection of 1955-1957 Corvettes at Barrett Jackson

You might say Rick Hendrick loves being No. 1.

At least when it comes to owning collector cars.

Hendrick, of course, is well known for buying the first production models of new generations of Corvettes and Camaros, but last week he took a turn toward the No. 1s of the past, buying a trio of VIN 001 Collection of Corvettes from 1955, 1956, and 1957 for a cool $1.65 million during the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Top Ten Corvette Sales at Mecum's Kissimmee 2016 Auction

We’ve attending Mecum’s annual Kissimmee auction for over 15 years now, from its humble beginnings as part of the NCRS Winter Regional in Old Town to now being a 10-day, 3000+ car extravaganza held on the grounds of Osceola Heritage Park, and we have to say the 2016 auction was one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Mecum once again assembled a great collection of Corvettes for the auction. With 244 Corvettes on the ground, there was something for everyone. First time buyers to seasoned collectors, Mecum’s Kissimmee auction had it covered.

A Rare 1967 Corvette L89 is Discovered in the Tom Falbo Collection

Leake auctions must be slapping themselves silly right now as it was recently discovered that a 1967 Corvette heading to auction turns out to have a very rare option – so rare that it’s only 1 of 16 built with the L89 aluminum head option.

The newly-discovered L89 Corvette is among the 40 Corvettes and 100+ cars belonging to the Tom Falbo collection that will be auctioned at no reserve in Oklahoma City in February by Leake.

Highly Documented 1963 Corvette Z06 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

If you’re looking for a 1963 Corvette Z06 to add to your collection, you’ll have to look very hard to find one much better than this example that will be available at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction set for Jan. 15-24.

The car’s history can be traced back to the original owner in Texas, a sportsman racer who used it extensively in SCCA competition in the central U.S. and Midwest.

Fast n' Loud's 1968 Hot Wheels Corvette to be offered at Barrett Jackson

Go ahead and admit it. You may be too old to push toy cars in the dirt, but you still think Hot Wheels Corvettes are pretty cool.

So what would you think if that little 1968 Corvette Hot Wheels creation suddenly came to life as a full-blown, able-to-be-parked-in-your-own-driveway model?

Well, dream no longer.

Leake to Auction Tom Falbo's Collection of Corvettes in February

Forty classic Corvettes are slated to go across the auction block early next year, and there’s likely to be a new owner for each of them since they’re all being offered at no reserve!

The Corvettes, ranging from 1957 through 1975 models, are part of a collection of more than 100 cars from the Tom Falbo Collection that will be sold to the highest bidder during a sale conducted by Leake Auction Company in Oklahoma City in February.