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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

by Guest Contributor on March 9, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

Article contributed by Steve Burns

This Friday and Saturday March 11 and 12 the crew from Mecum Auctions sets up shop at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO. This week’s event marks the first of 2 stops in KC for 2011. Over 2 dozen Corvettes covering 5 of the 6 generations will be up for grabs this weekend as HD Theater provides 8 hours of live event coverage.

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Auction Results: High Price Paid for '58 Corvette Barn Car

There is a song by Pearl Jam called “Soon Forget” that opens with these lines: “Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette. Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.” I was immediately reminded of those lyrics when I came across this 1958 Corvette barn car that was sold at a Canadian auction over the weekend.

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[PICS] This Corvette ZR1 Has Seen Better Days

by Keith Cornett on March 4, 2011

This Corvette ZR1 Has Seen Better Days

This 2010 Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 put its front end into some unknown immovable object, shearing the drivers rear chrome wheel off the axle and triggering the airbag. Hope the driver was okay. Now its sitting in a California salvage yard with an estimated repair bill of over $70,000. The good news for you fixer-uppers is that its offered for sale with a salvage title.

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Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on February 15, 2011

Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has teamed up with Beverly Hills auction house Juliens Auctions to sell a wide range of his personal property to fans and collectors. In addition to 15 guitars, furniture and other memorabilia, the lot that is sure to generate buzz is a Tuxedo Black 1966 Corvette Coupe that the musician calls a “Monster of a Car”. The auction takes place on March 26th with a sizable share of the proceeds going to charity.

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[VIDEO] 1966 427/390hp Corvette Sells for $92,000 at 2011 Mecum Kissimmee Auction

As a 1966 Corvette owner, I have a special affinity for other ’66 Vettes. So when I was walking the auction staging area at the 2011 Mecum Kissimmee auction last week I came to dead stop when my eyes fell upon this beautiful 1966 L36 427/390 hp Corvette Convertible painted in Laguna Blue.

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1961 Corvette Racer Sells for $55,000 at Mecum's 2011 Kissimmee Auction

This ermine white and blue stripe 1961 Corvette was built for one reason – racing. A radio/heater delete car, this Corvette came from the factory equipped with a solid-lifter 315 horsepower fuel injected 283 ci engine and is one of 233 Corvettes with RPO 687 – the special heavy duty brakes and suspension package. Last weekend, this vintage 1961 Competition-spec Corvette Race car was sold at Mecum’s 2011 Kissimmee auction for $55,000.

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1969 L89 Corvette Sells for $62,000 at 2011 Mecum Kissimmee Auction

This Riverside Gold 1969 Corvette equipped with a 427/435 hp L89 aluminum-head optioned Corvette was sold with no reserve at Saturday’s Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida for $62,000. A low mileage Corvette, this big-block is documented with the tank sticker as well as owner history and appraisals.

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Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: Two Vintage Corvette Racecars

by Guest Contributor on January 28, 2011

Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1961 Corvette Racer

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

We’re on to Saturday, January 29th now in our taste of cars from Mecum’s annual Kissimmee, Florida sale. When it came time to pick 1 Saturday car from Mecum’s green sheet, it became obvious that just 1 car wasn’t going to be sufficient this time. So for today’s glance we’ll discuss 1 C2 racecar and 1 C3 L88 convertible.

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Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1972 LT-1 Corvette Convertible

by Guest Contributor on January 27, 2011

Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1972 LT-1 Corvette Convertible

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Next up in our preview of Mecum Auctions’ 2011 Kissimmee Sale is a highly desirable C3. Mecum will be selling Lot F65, a rare Pewter Silver 1972 LT-1 convertible at approximately 12:30pm on Friday January 28th.

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: Corvette Sales Top $10 Million at Scottsdale Auction Photo Credit: Mat Jones

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their week-long collector car auction last Sunday and when all was said and done, Corvette sales totaled $10.89 million. Prices seem to returning to “normal” (if you can classify a Barrett-Jackson sale as normal) after a couple of down years due to the poor economy. But most of all, we liked the selection of the 138 Corvettes available which was the highest we can remember at the Scottsdale auction in some time.

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