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Corvette Auction Results: 2015 Mecum Spring Classic in Indianapolis

This Guest Post contributed by Marshall Fancher, Editor of www.VetteNVestments.com

This was the 28th year of the always spectacular Dana Mecum Annual Spring Classic Auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A total of 1,329 cars crossed the block. 783 of those cars found new owners. This equates to a respectable 58% sell through rate for the overall auction.

Mecum does a fantastic job at creating excitement about special cars, and they did not disappoint. These cars did what we thought were very strong and honest prices, considering the fantastic quality of each example.

[VIDEO] Late Model Racecraft Restomods a 1958 Corvette with an LS7 V8

There is just something that excites us when we see a well-done Corvette restomod. Some builds like to keep the stock look of the exterior while dropping in a monster V8 under the hood. We’ll this restomod built by the pros at Late Model Racecraft isn’t one of those.

If you were to pull up next to this matte-black 1958 Corvette roadster, you would notice right away there is something special going on there. And when that stoplight turns green and the restomod roars to life and leaves you all slack-jawed while staring at the disappearing taillights, you’ll wonder if that C1 was built just to haunt your dreams.

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.