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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2015

Another Barrett-Jackson auction is upon us as Craig, Steve and the crew of auctioneers are in Las Vegas for their 8th annual salen in Sin City at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The hammer will start falling tomorrow and the auction runs through Saturday.

Once again we turn to Marshall Fancher and the Corvette auction experts at VetteNVestments for a preview of Corvettes available this weekend:

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2015

Mecum Dallas 2015 starts up today and run through the weekend. The Dallas auction has become one of the more significant stops for Mecum over the last couple of years and we see some great cars queued up for this weekend as well.

For this auction preview, we’ve handed the remote over to our friend Marshall Fancher of Vette-n-Vestments who gives a list of several Corvettes to watch.

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.

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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.

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.

Corvette Auction Preview: 2015 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

It’s that time of year again when the Barrett-Jackson auction company packs up and heads to the East Coast for three days of classics and collector cars in Palm Beach, Florida. The 13th Annual South Florida auction kicks off on Friday, April 17th and concludes on Sunday, April 19th and the Corvettes consigned to the sale are an eclectic mix of 48 classic Corvettes and restomods with some late model Corvette power sprinkled in for good measure.

[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.