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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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Corvette Auction Results: Bob McDorman's Corvette Sales Total $5 Million

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

It was right around 2pm on Saturday, November 6th when the first Corvette rolled up onto the auction block. Within 3 or 4 minutes the Polo White 1953 roadster had a new owner. This process repeated ‘Vette after ‘Vette for roughly the next 3 hours. The auction block, covered in the traditional Mecum Auctions red color scheme, was packed full of eager bidders throughout the Corvette portion of the docket. The earlier cars could barely been seen due to the mass of people, often times 5-6 deep, surrounding them. The crowd lessened as the auction moved on, but the block was always full of people.

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Corvettes Finish Fourth and Fifth in Abbreviated Mosport ALMS

Red Flag Stymies Corvette Comeback in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 29, 2010 – After an eventful two hours and 15 minutes of racing at Mosport International Raceway, a red flag brought the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport to a premature end. When the guardrail lining the high-speed Andretti Straightaway was severely damaged in an accident, officials stopped the race with 30 minutes remaining on the clock. After efforts to repair the guardrail proved futile, the race was subsequently restarted for a ceremonial final lap under caution. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen was fourth across the finish line in the GT class, followed by the No. 3 Corvette driven by Johnny O’Connell and Olivier Beretta.

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Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2010

Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

Mecum’s auction last weekend at Monterey featured some of the best collectible Corvettes available. Sales of Corvettes totaled $3,238,250 lead by the first 1967 L88 Corvette which sold for $1.25 million. Of the 59 Corvettes that crossed the block, 24 received a SOLD sticker for an auction success rate of 41%.

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$1.25 Million Enough to Buy the First 1967 L88 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on August 15, 2010

No Sale! $1.25 Million Not Enough to Buy First 1967 L88 Corvette

Update
I have been informed by several readers that the first L88 Corvette did sell at $1.25 million at the Mecum at Monterey auction. A review of the mecum.com results confirms this. I apologize for the error.

The first documented L88 Corvette sold at the Mecum at Monterey auction yesterday afternoon for $1,250,000. The mid year was the first documented 427/430 hp Corvette that was campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo in the SCCA A Production class. Years later the Corvette was restored and won awards from Bloomington Gold and the NCRS.

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Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Duel

by Corvette Racing on August 7, 2010

Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Duel

Gavin and Beretta Score Hard-Fought Second in Battle of the Brands

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2010 – Corvette Racing was up to the challenge in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a runner-up finish in the fiercely contested GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing .582 seconds behind the winning No. 62 Ferrari 430 GT of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni.

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Auction Results: Mecum’s Des Moines Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 19, 2010

Auction Results: Mecum's Des Moines Corvette Sales

Mecum wrapped up another Muscle Cars and More auction this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. A total of 39 Corvettes ranging from a 1956 roadster to a 2005 Coupe crossed the auction block with 22 Corvettes changing hands. The total take was a mere $362,650 as the Corvettes averaged a 56% success rate for sales.

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Barrett-Jackson OC 2010: Corvette Sales Total $1.79 Million

Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Orange County auction went pretty well despite being held the same weekend as Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction. The choice of Corvettes at the OC auction was on par with previous Barrett-Jackson events as the docket contained a nice mix of classics, resto-mods and several late model Corvettes. At the end of the three day no-reserve auction, the sales from the 31 Corvettes combined for $1,799,300.

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Bloomington Gold Corvette Sales Total $4.5 Million

by Keith Cornett on June 28, 2010

Bloomington Gold Corvette Sales Total $4.5 Million

Mecum’s Collector Car auction wrapped up the 2 day sale at the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show in suburban Chicago on Saturday. When the last gavel fell, Mecum had sold 138 of 321 Corvettes for a sales success rate of 43% and a sales total of $4,553,550.

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Barrett-Jackson OC 2010: 1968 L79 Corvette Convertible

Here is a very nice original 1968 Corvette Convertible that crossed the auction block on Friday’s broadcast of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Orange County, California. Is it worth the $35,200 selling price? Watch the video and see our analysis after the jump.

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