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Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.

We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.

CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.

Unique 1965 Corvette Big Tank Coupe to Cross the Block at Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

Mid-year Corvette coupes with the 36.5 gallon gas tank option are pretty rare, there having been a total of only 210 built in the 1963 – 1967 model years. But the 1965 Big Tank coupe offered at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. January 16-24 is unique because of its comfort and convenience options not usually found on Big Tank Vettes.

1965 Corvette VIN 001 Heading to Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was in its day the C7 of the era, you might say.

The third year of the second generation featured serious updates for drivers, not the least of which was Zora’s long-awaited disc brakes at all four wheels to provide the best possible stopping ability for the time.

Just as the C7 is the darling of the car magazines these days, so was the 1965 Corvette that was finally judged not only an American status symbol but a genuine high-performance sports car capable of thrilling even the most demanding drivers.

Granatelli Turbine-Powered 1978 Corvette to be Sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction

The owner of two original Granatelli turbine cars says it’s time for someone else to have fun with the vehicles.

That’s why Austin, Texas businessman Milton Verret says he is selling his record-breaking Indy 500 #70 Lotus 56-3 and a one-of-a-kind 1978 turbine-powered jet Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction being held Jan. 10-18, 2015.

Chevrolet to Sell the Very First Retail 2015 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Here’s your chance to get the first retail production Corvette Stingray for the 2015 model year, complete with the new 8-speed automatic transmission – and help a worthy charity in the process.

Barrett-Jackson will be offering the numerically significant Stingray at its upcoming auction in Las Vegas Sept. 25-27. This particular car is slated to be sold at approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey

What may be the best example of an L88 Corvette still around will go on the block at Mecum Auctions in Monterey, California Aug. 14-16.

No less an expert than the NCRS National Judging Chairman Roy Sinor chose this car nine years ago for a collector who asked him to find the best L88 he could.

Sinor settled on this 1969 L88 Stingray after it had undergone a two-year rotisserie restoration finished in 2005 and gave it 94 points out of a possible 100.

Former Barn Find 1968 L88 Corvette Known as Bounty Hunter Headed for Mecum Monterey

This 1968 L88 Corvette has come a long way since we first saw it as a fresh barn find in 2008.

The former psychedelic-painted racer was found in North Florida by our friends at ProTeam Corvette who rehabbed the street-raced L88 that was known locally as “Bounty Hunter”. Armed with a pedigree of awards, the Rally Red Convertible is headed to Mecum’s Monterey Auction in August where it will be offered for sale.

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