Mecum Auctions will be offering a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible with the 360-horsepower, fuel-injected engine at no reserve at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Tuxedo Black roadster with a black interior will cross the block as Lot S177 on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Corvette is part of approximately 230 cars from the Rogers Classic Car Museum that will be offered at no reserve.
Mecum’s auction of 230 cars from the Rogers Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas is giving car collectors an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often—the opportunity to bid on a variety of American cars all being offered at no reserve. This is particularly interesting to Corvette enthusiasts as one of the no-reserve cars is a Sportsman Red 1954 Corvette. Auctions offering C1 Corvettes at no reserve come along about once in a blue moon.
Here’s your chance to own a true piece of Corvette history, but you’d better act quickly.
Bidding on the last 1975 Corvette convertible produced by Chevrolet ends Thursday at 12:57 pm ET.
No one has bid on the car as of 1pm Eastern Time on Feb. 11th, but you can lock it up at the “Buy It Now” price of $85,000.
Right on the heels of the Scottsdale auction where the six auction houses reported a combined 18% increase in sales, Mecum announced record setting sales for their ten-day Kissimmee event, the largest collector car auction in the world. And Mecum’s results were truly impressive; total sales for the 10-day event approached the $70-million mark, currently standing at $68,801,987, selling 1,771 cars of the 2,404 that crossed the auction block, for an exceptionally strong 74% sell-through. So based on the results of the January auctions, long considered to be a barometer of the collector car market for the coming year, collectors are feeling “warm and fuzzy.”
Hagerty, classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, launched a new marketplace rating tool which ranks the classic car market at 70.22, which means it is “expanding but not overheated.” Hagerty chief executive McKeel Hagerty, explained to ClassicCars.com, “We developed this as a tool to allow anyone who is serious about treating collector cars as investments to immediately take the temperature of the classic car market and truly understand the factors that cause the classic car market to move up or down.” But if you are a Corvette collector before you get too excited, based on January results Corvette auction prices are slipping.
If you’ve ever wanted a full-on Corvette race car to show people how it’s done at the track, you may want to hurry over to eBay. There is only a little more than two days left in an auction of a turnkey track package including a 1999 C5 Corvette race car and a 24-foot enclosed Pace trailer. The $55,000 asking price includes both, but the seller is willing to sell them separately—$52,000 for the car and $3,000 for the trailer. However, he is not willing to sell the trailer before the car is sold.
Friday night at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the first retail 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible wearing VIN 001 was auctioned for charity. Surprising nobody, the winner of the auction was Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick who paid $800,000 for the black and red Z06 droptop.
If you’re a big NASCAR and Corvette fan, and would like to own a bit of drivable history from the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, grab your checkbook and head for Kissimmee, Florida. One of the 25 Corvette convertible track and festival cars will be up for auction at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. this January 16 -24.
There will be plenty of stars out for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of January 16 – 24, 2015. One of the featured star attractions of special interest to Corvette fans is the earliest production V8 Corvette with a documented original frame, 1955 Corvette VIN 002.
Photo Credit: Rick Tavel/Corvetted.com
Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.
We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.
CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.
This 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible is a one owner barn find that was recently unearthed in Texas. Found by Thomas Weeks of Discovery TV’s Misfit Garage, the Blue Corvette has been tucked away since the early eighties in a barn across the street from the famous Southfork Ranch in Dallas.