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Tony DeLorenzo's Personal Triple Black 1969 L88 Corvettes Heads to Mecum Dallas
Photo Credit: Mecum/D.Duckworth

The team at Mecum Auctions recently announced that the “Black Corvette L88 once owned by Tony DeLorenzo will cross the block at Mecum!”

If you closely follow the blue chip Corvette market you probably think they were talking about the black 1967 L88 Corvette raced by Tony DeLorenzo and sold by Mecum in 2011. That car was the first documented Corvette L88 ever produced and it sold for $1.25M to Terry Michaelis whose intent was to return the car to its race delivery.

But Mecum’s recent announcement is not about that car, it is announcing the sale of another important L88, DeLorenzo’s triple black 1969 personal driver which will be offered in Mecum’s Dallas auction September 3rd through 6th.

The Mecum Dallas auction has become one of the premier auctions in the world for offering important and historic Chevrolet Corvettes. This year’s event is no exception and in addition to DeLorenzo’s L88 has several other excellent Corvettes crossing the block from blue chip collectibles to restomods.

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The BLOCK Features Roberto Berdiels 1967 Corvette Vintage Racer

Here’s a 1967 Corvette that could have been perfectly content to be a show car.

It was a showroom gem when longtime Corvette enthusiast Roberto Berdiel of San Juan, Puerto Rico bought it.

But that wasn’t his ultimate vision for the car. He just wanted it to serve as the foundation for a wild C2 racer, and, wow, what a job Roberto and his team did, so good in fact that the Stingray was recently chosen as The BLOCK Feature Car.

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Mecum Offering the 1963 '711' Corvette Racer which appeared in an Elvis Movie at its Houston Auction

The 1963 Vintage Split-Window Corvette racer known as ’711′ will be heading to Mecum’s Houston Auction in April. Although the Corvette was raced in Southern California in the heyday of sports car racing, the Riverside Red Sting Ray Coupe may be better known for its appearance in the the Elvis Presley movie, Viva Las Vegas.

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Corvette Auction Preview: The Real McCoy Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

We’ve already talked about some of the high end Corvettes being offered at the January 2014 auctions including a 1967 L88 coupe, the George Barris Asteroid Corvette, and The Rebel L88 racer. Potentially the most significant Corvette up for grabs next month is The Real McCoy 1956 racer. If it wasn’t for this C1, the aforementioned ‘vettes may not have even existed.

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Someone in Ontario Canada Stole this C5 Corvette Racer

by Keith Cornett on November 21, 2013

Someone in Ontario Canada Stole this C5 Corvette Racer

Calling our friends in the Great White North to be on the lookout for this blue C5 Corvette Z06 racer that was stolen from the driveway of the owner’s parents house in Waterloo, Ontario. The Corvette was parked on a trailer and attached to a truck and the thieves took all three last Friday night/Saturday morning.

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Legendary Rebel L88 Corvette Racer For Sale at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction
Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson

Throughout the sixty years of Corvette history there are relatively few cars with the background, impressive credentials and significance of the renowned #57 1969 L88 racecar known as “Rebel”. The Rebel was so famous and celebrated that Revell® offered a replica model kit of the car in 1:24 scale. On Saturday afternoon, January 18, 2014, Barrett-Jackson will auction the legendary racecar during their annual Scottsdale auction extravaganza.

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Chevrolet Corvette GTP on Display at the MY Garage Museum

by Mitch Talley on November 5, 2013

Chevrolet Corvette GTP on Display at the MY Garage Museum

Mid America Motorworks founder and Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager loves Corvettes.

That’s why when he says a recent addition to the collection at the MY Garage Museum in Effingham, Ill., is his favorite all-time Corvette, we tend to sit up and take notice.

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1967 L88 Corvette Racer at Pebble Beach

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2013

1967 L88 Corvette Racer at Pebble Beach

In 1970, Cliff Gottlob and Jack Blatchford drove a 1967 Corvette to Daytona Beach, Fla., where Gottlob and David Dooley teamed up to drive the L88-powered ‘Vette to second place in a 24-hour endurance test.

Now, 43 years later, Blatchford drove the same car onto the lawn of the 18th fairway at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer with the 1956 Corvette SS

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s selection has two Corvette concept racecars at the track in this group photo at the track.

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Judge Allows Lawsuit over Ownership of the #1 Briggs Cunningham Corvette to Continue

It looks as if the parties in a lawsuit about the Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette race car will be taking another lap around the track after a judge’s ruling this week.

The battle has already been going on for nine months after a 1960 Corvette commissioned by Briggs Cunningham for the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans race turned up during a promotion at last year’s Corvettes at Carlisle.

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