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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Denver

Dana Mecum and the staff from Mecum Auctions are in Denver, CO. this week for a two-day sale featuring 700 vehicles which include 45 Corvettes ranging from a 1957 Roadster to a 2011 Corvette Z06 tuned by Lingenfelter. We turned to our friend Marshall Fancher of Vette-N-Vestments for a preview of the auction and he provided us with the run list as well as some of the cars he would like to bring home if money wasn’t an object.

Corvettes on eBay:  Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles

When it comes to Corvette icons, one of the most historic names has been Grand Sport.

After a long hiatus after the original five 1963 Grand Sports were secretly produced by Zora and crew, the name lay in rest until the end of the C4 generation when Chevy revived it for one year in 1996. Then with the C6, Chevy brought it back from 2010 to 2013, turning the Grand Sport into sort of a “Z06 Lite” and proving that the name still carried clout as that version dominated sales of the Corvette during those four years.

Most C4 Corvettes don’t get much respect in the market these days, but for fans of that generation, the Grand Sport (at least the convertible version) is probably the best investment you can make right now – perhaps better than the legendary ZR-1.

And right now on eBay, you can buy what looks to be a great example of a Grand Sport Coupe that is essentially a brand new Corvette with just 479 miles showing on the odometer.

Corvettes on eBay: Auction for 1953 Corvette VIN 071 Ended Early

With just 300 of the first-year Corvettes produced back in 1953, it’s always a big deal in these modern times when one goes up for sale.

We have written about a couple of 1953 Corvettes seeking new owners in the past few months, and there was recently a listing was added on eBay for a first year Corvette with the VIN sequence number of #071.

Unfortunately, in the time that we saw the ad for the 1953 Corvette on Friday to this morning when we are ready to publish our article, the auction was ended early.

Corvettes on eBay: 1968 Monster Corvette 4x4

A couple of years ago, a buddy of mine sold his 1997 Corvette.

Well, the new owner decided he really wanted a pickup instead of a ‘Vette so he wound up taking a loss a few weeks later and sold it to me to get a truck.

Too bad this unusual creation wasn’t available in 2012. It might have been just the ticket for that unhappy Corvette owner!

Guldstrand-Prepped 1966 Corvette SCCA Racer Sells Quickly

Some lucky enthusiast is the new owner of a 1966 Corvette SCCA race car prepared for competition by the legendary Dick Guldstrand.

The car had been up for sale on eBay, but a check of the listing on June 4th showed that it had been removed because it was no longer available. Prior to the auction ending we saw the bidding was closing in on $40,000. A quick phone call confirmed the sale, but the spokesman declined to reveal the final selling price.

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1964 Corvette Rally Car to be Auctioned at Bonham's Goodwood Sale

A 1964 Corvette rally car is expected to fetch roughly $60,000 when it’s auctioned off by Bonhams at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The red car, freshly restored, has an impressive racing history, having been rallied by Duncan Robb-Cummings in the Monte Carlo Challenge from 1998 to 2001 and in the 1999 Rallye Des Lavandes and the 2000 and 2001 Rallye de Paris. Back then, the car was highlighted in Classic & Sports Car magazine and Classic Car Weekly. The new owner will get an impressive history folder containing photographs, MoTs, ferry passes, entries and correspondence concerning all the events it participated in.

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1959 Corvette Restomod to Cross the Block at Mecum's Seattle Auction

There are few limitations in the world of restomods, the only boundaries being set by the tastes and the abilities of individual constructors. Corvette restomods are typical of the genre in that many are finished in bright, sometimes audacious colors that, while drawing attention to the vehicle, may detract from its overall appearance. The same can be said of restomod interiors and wheels. The interior may be so modified that all connection with the heritage of the original vehicle is lost and the rims have so much bling that they actually draw attention away from the car design rather than complementing it.

You'll be on Top of the World with this 1954 Corvette Previously Owned by Richard Carpenter

Corvettes have always been noted for getting better year after year.

That was the case even back in 1954, the second year of production of America’s new sports car.

You can buy this example of a ’54 that has a unique history during Russo and Steele’s 3rd Annual Newport Beach, California Auction to be held June 5-7. It was bought on May 11, 1988 from Richard Carpenter, yes, the one who made such beautiful music with his sister, Karen, as the popular 1970s group, The Carpenters.