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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.

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Aussie Motorsports Legend John Bowe to Race a 1965 Corvette at Goodwood Revival
Photo Credit: speedcafe.com

A couple of racing legends will be reunited at the Goodwood Revival this fall.

Australian motorsports legend John Bowe will again be driving a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray that is an original 1960s SCCA competitor.

Bowe has been invited to race at Goodwood , set for Sept. 11-13, with another Australian-based businessman recently turned race car driver, Joe Calleja, in the Corvette belonging to Calleja. The two also competed with the car at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Laguna Seca, Calif., in 2012.

[VIDEO] Original 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Driven at the Simeone Museum

How many times have you seen a photo of one of the five 1963 Corvette Grand Sports?

But how many times have you actually heard the sound of that awesome 427 engine roaring through the gears on a road and producing between 500 and 600 horsepower?

Too many times it seems that a car’s life is basically over once it reaches a museum, where it just sits there and is admired by enthusiasts, but that’s not the case at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia.

[STOLEN] 1965 Corvette Stingray Stolen from Usk, Washington

Be on the lookout for a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible that was stolen last week in Usk, Washington which is located north of Spokane.

The granddaughter of the owner has been posting about the stolen Corvette on Facebook and the Corvette Forum on behalf of her elderly grandfather so let’s hope someone spots the vehicle and it can be returned to its rightful owner.

Let's Help Get Corvette Designer Peter Brock into the Corvette Hall of Fame

Hey, Corvette enthusiasts, it’s time for all of us to help a humble legend from the early days of our favorite car’s history roll into a much-deserved berth in the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Fellow Corvette enthusiast Darwin Ludi has been busy for the past three months on a campaign to get Peter Brock inducted into the Hall of Fame.

[PICS] 1966 Corvette Big Block Barn Find

To swing open the barn doors to find an iconic Corvette that has been stored inside for years is an amazing rush to those that have experienced it. While we can’t always be there in person to watch as an old Corvette that’s covered in a layer of fine dust is pulled from the barn to outdoors, perhaps for the first time in decades, we can relive that feeling though pictures.

The pictures of this 1966 Corvette barn find that were recently posted to Tumblr are amazing, but many questions still remain.

[VIDEO] 1965 Cut-Away Corvette Autorama Display Could Fetch Over $1 million at RM's Texas Sale
Photos by Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s

Back in 2007 when this blog was still in its infancy, we attended one of our first live auctions as an official Corvette Blogger to cover some of the really cool Corvettes offered for sale. Hosted by RM Auctions, the December 2007 sale of the Al Wiseman Collection contained several prominent Corvettes including Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Harvest Gold 1955 Corvette Roadster.

But the real star of the auction, other than Val Kilmer’s Batmobile from Batman Forever, was a unique 1965 cut-away Corvette display created by General Motors to show off the inner-workings of the Corvette Sting Ray at its annual auto shows.

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