Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2012


Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2012

Mecum Auctions will offer roughly 165 Corvettes for sale this week as part of their 2nd annual Dallas auction. The event kicks off Wednesday, September 5th and runs through Saturday, September 8th. The venerable Velocity crew will have 18 hours of live auction coverage from the event. According to the Mecum website over 900 total cars are currently consigned and Corvettes make up almost 20% of the docket. Our list of Dallas favorites resides just beyond the Read More button below.

As usual the Corvette selections are diverse. All 6 genres of Corvette production are represented and, as expected, they range from original to restored, and stock to modified. Wednesday evening cars from the Hallbrook Collection will be traversing Mecum’s red carpet. The collection is made up of all makes and models and includes over 30 low mile, unrestored Corvettes. Most of the Hallbrook Corvettes have less than 5,000 miles on the clock.

Here’s how the Mecum Dallas consignments sort out by generation:

Generation No. of Corvettes
C1 35
C2 52
C3 50
C4 14
C5 5
C6 6

Like Mecum’s Indianapolis Auction in May, there are so many top notch rides that our standard preview format just isn’t enough. Instead, we’ve listed all of our favorites below. Simply click on the Lot Number to be transported straight to the car description on Mecum’s website.

Lot # S91
1953 Roadster

VIN #93; Bloomington Gold, NCRS Duntov Awards

Lot #F305.1
1955 Harvest Gold Roadster

Bloomington Gold Certified; NCRS Top Flight; Formerly of the Chip Miller collection


Lot # W33
1959 283/270 Roadster

7,200 original miles; white with silver coves and red interior


Lot #S117
1961 SCCA National Champion

Ordered new by Don Yenko for Grady Davis; 1961 SCCA National Champion car; no sale at Mecum Kissimmee at $850,000


Lot #S164
1961 Big Brake Fuelie

Low miles; Sateen Silver with white coves and blue interior; big brakes (1 of 233) and fuel injection


Lot #S135.1
1962 C1RS Custom Convertible

2009 GoodGuys Street Machine of the Year; 2009 SEMA GM Design Award; ; LS7 / 640hp engine; Kinsler Cross Ram fuel injection; Tremec T56 Bowler 6-speed transmission


Lot #S182
1963 Red Fuelie Coupe

Red / Tan; Body-off restored; 327/360 fuelie; T-10 4-speed; 3.70 posi


Lot #S83
1966 427/425 Big Tank Coupe

1 of 66 cars with 36 gallon fuel tank; J56 heavy duty brakes; white / blue; radio delete


Lot #F186.1
1967 427/435 Coupe

27,000 original miles; Bloomington Gold Benchmark; NCRS Top Flight; Rally Red / Red interior; Documented


Lot #S86
1967 Black 427/437 Convertible

Nabers Brothers restoration; Bloomington Gold @ 99.2% score


Lot #W60
1968 427/435 Coupe

9,031 original miles; documented; 427/435; 4-speed; Silver with Black interior


Lot #T245
1969 L88 Coupe

Bloomington Gold Survivor; Multiple Bloomington Gold Special Collections; tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, and dealer delivery report; NCRS Top Flight; no sale at Mecum Bloomington @ $385,000


Lot #S151
1969 427/435 Nickey Coupe

Sold new by Nickey Chevrolet; L71 427/435; 4-speed; 4.11; Monaco Orange with Black interior; Nickey certificate of authenticity; Silver Spinner award


Lot #W74
1972 LT-1 A/C Coupe

Zora Duntov’s test car for A/C in a LT-1; Bloomington Gold Special Collection; NCRS Second Flight; 53,557 original miles Corvette Magazine May 1995 and December 2000; used in Apollo 13 movie


Lot #S235
1997 Callaway C12

First Callaway C12 / development car

The Mecum Dallas event has grown immensely from its debut in 2011. The 2nd annual sale begins this Wednesday, September 5th and runs through Saturday, September 8th.

Velocity’s 18 stellar hours of live coverage breaks down like this (all times central):

  • Wednesday 6-9 pm
  • Thursday and Friday 3-9 pm
  • Saturday 1-7 pm

You can also watch the entire event live on Mecum’s website.

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