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1958 Fuelie Collection Heading to Mecum Indy

When it comes to our Corvettes, enthusiasts will collect just about anything. Some collections focus on rare, low production cars while others feature only low mile cars. Others may even consist of a single color like the black collection Mecum sold a few years ago. Coming up in Indianapolis this weekend, Mecum will be selling a collection of 1958 fuel injected Corvettes – one in each color available in 1958.

Unique Golden Anniversary 1958 Corvette to Cross the Block at Mecum Indy

Of the many Corvettes that will be offered at Dana Mecum’s Indianapolis sale next week, this 1958 Corvette stands in a class all its own.

Two things were going on back in 1958 when this Corvette was made. First the redesigned 1958 Corvette wore more chrome than any another Corvette that came before and secondly, it was Chevrolet’s 50th Anniversary.

To commemorate Chevrolet’s Golden Anniversary, a 1958 Corvette roadster was pulled from the production line and painted a special one-of-one “Anniversary Gold”. That Corvette would be designated as Chevrolet’s 39,000,000 vehicle produced.

1962 Gulf Oil Corvette Race Car Sells for $1.65 Million at RM Sotheby's

RM Sotheby’s handled the auction duties in selling the Andrews Collection in Houston over the weekend and now we have some results to report on several significant vehicles that were sold. Nine Corvettes were offered for sale in the collection which ranged from a first-year 1953 Corvette to a 1966 Corvette Convertible.

Leading the Corvette sales was the 1962 Corvette Racer that was formerly campaigned in the SCCA by Gulf Oil and the driven by the legendary Dr. Dick Thompson. That car sold for $1.65 million.

[PICS] Classic C1 Corvette Restomod on HRE Wheels

Normally our custom aftermarket wheels posts usually consist of new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s wearing new wheels. Just last week we shared an Arctic White Corvette Z06 wearing ADV.1s from Wheels Boutique. Here’s another entry from the wheels outfitter, but this gallery features an early Corvette with a set of HRE wheels.

When a early Corvette is reborn as a restored, the general consensus is that the owner or buyer wanted the the dependability and performance of a late model Corvette with the iconic looks of a classic Corvette. And with modern running gear under the car, that opens up the possibilities of adding aftermarket wheels on the car to make it look just right.

1954 Corvette with Rare Bubble Top Sells for $88,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the more interesting Corvettes we saw down at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction was this unrestored 1954 Corvette roadster with the rare aftermarket bubble top. The Corvette was part of the Hartley Collection and it sold on Saturday afternoon for $88,000 which includes the 10% buyers commission.

1953 Corvette VIN 220 to be Offered Saturday at Worldwide's 2015 Houston Classic Auction

Only 300 Corvettes were built in their first year of production in 1953.

That’s why it’s always exciting to see any example of this ground-breaking Chevrolet sports car go on the block.

Number 220 has just been restored by 1953 Corvette restoration expert Brett Henderson of Pendleton, Ind., and it’s now being offered for sale at Worldwide Auctioneer’s Houston Classic auction which takes place on Saturday, April 25th.

1957 Corvette Transformed from Basket Case to Bayou Cruiser

This beautiful 1957 red Corvette with white coves didn’t always look this great.

In fact, the master restorer who brought it back to life says it was “all busted up.”

As Mike McCabe of Busted Wrench Garage in Gulfport, Miss., put it, “It was a chopped up, drag racing car. It had holes in it and tires sticking out of the back.”

After taking the car apart and performing extensive “plastic surgery,” though, the classic Corvette is now a dream machine.

[ACCIDENT] Peer Pressure to do a Burnout Leads to a Wrecked Corvette
Photo Credit: floridacrack3r on Corvette Forum

You know the feeling when you’re being egged on to engage the throttle and “light em up” when leaving a car show by that group of people who always congregate near the exits? We know we shouldn’t but sometimes the opportunity to show off for the crowd can be a hard thing to say no to. But you should say no because, strangely enough, bad things can happen with you stomp your right foot on the gas like the owner of this classic Corvette found out.

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