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Mecum's Bloomington Gold Auction Rakes in $5.8 million in Corvette Sales

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

The atmosphere at this year’s Bloomington auction was interesting. The tent was generally full of bidders and spectators all weekend. Surprisingly, though, bids were hard to come by at times. This can be seen in the numerous cars that sold for less than $10,000. On the flip side of this were the high-end cars. The 1971 ZR2 opened and bidding promptly stalled at $400k. A few moments later the bid was raised to $410k, the reserve was lifted, and the ZR2 was off to its new home.

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2009 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 Sells for $70,000 at Mecum's Indy Auction

We’ve noted several good Corvette buys this weekend at Dana Mecum’s Spring Auction in Indianapolis but I don’t think anyone was prepared to see a 2009 Corvette ZR1 sell for $70,000. But that’s what happened when the VIN #0006 crossed the auction block Saturday afternoon.

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[SPOILER] Corvette Racing at the ALMS Long Beach Street Race
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

The American Le Mans Series at Long Beach proved to be another tough battle in the GT class. Long Beach is often referred to as a street fight and that description was apt for describing the multiple lead changes and some shocking mistakes made by drivers during the two hour race. ESPN 2 carries the replay Sunday at 5:00 pm EST. Hit the jump for the results.

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Barrett-Jackson's Corvette Sales Total $2.47 Million at 2011 Palm Beach Auction

Barrett Jackson held their annual Palm Beach collector car auction last weekend. The three-day auction featured something for everyone as 50+ Corvettes ranging from 1954 through 2012 were offered. The biggest surprise was the inclusion of Chevy’s new 2012 Centennial Edition which was the second-highest sale of the entire auction.

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Mecum Sells $1.2 Million in Corvettes at Kansas City Auction

Mecum’s Kansas City Auction was held a couple of weekends ago and it was definitely the place to be for buying and selling Corvettes. 59 Corvettes crossed the block and 42 of those found new homes. That’s a 71% sales success rate for the Corvettes in the auction. All together, Mecum sold $1.2 million in Corvettes during the two-day sale.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring kicks off another exciting year of sports car racing and the Corvettes look more than ready to challenge the competition in this year’s crowded GT field. However, due to changes in the broadcast schedule, not everyone is able to watch the races live. So when we do publish the results, we’ll use a generic title with the [SPOILER] tag so as not to let the cat out of the bag until you hit the jump.

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Auction Results: High Price Paid for '58 Corvette Barn Car

There is a song by Pearl Jam called “Soon Forget” that opens with these lines: “Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette. Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.” I was immediately reminded of those lyrics when I came across this 1958 Corvette barn car that was sold at a Canadian auction over the weekend.

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[VIDEO] 1966 427/390hp Corvette Sells for $92,000 at 2011 Mecum Kissimmee Auction

As a 1966 Corvette owner, I have a special affinity for other ’66 Vettes. So when I was walking the auction staging area at the 2011 Mecum Kissimmee auction last week I came to dead stop when my eyes fell upon this beautiful 1966 L36 427/390 hp Corvette Convertible painted in Laguna Blue.

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: Corvette Sales Top $10 Million at Scottsdale Auction Photo Credit: Mat Jones

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their week-long collector car auction last Sunday and when all was said and done, Corvette sales totaled $10.89 million. Prices seem to returning to “normal” (if you can classify a Barrett-Jackson sale as normal) after a couple of down years due to the poor economy. But most of all, we liked the selection of the 138 Corvettes available which was the highest we can remember at the Scottsdale auction in some time.

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Rare 1957 Airbox Corvette Sells for $374,000

by Keith Cornett on November 17, 2010

Rare 1957 Airbox Corvette Sold at RM's Milton Robson Sale

RM Auctions descended on Gainesville, Georgia last week to sell one of the largest muscle car collections in the country. Milton Robson’s style was to collect the highest performance vehicle in the model year and series. In his 55-car collection, two Corvettes met his criteria: a 1967 427/435 hp Corvette and the very rare 1957 Corvette with Ramjet airbox fuel injection. There were just 43 factory airbox Corvettes built in 1957 and less than half that amount are believed to be still in existence.

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