Mecum Auctions continues to release details on some of the outstanding Corvettes they’ve got lined up for their Kissimmee auction later this month. In addition to a Survivor 1963 Z06 and the ‘entombed’ 1954 Corvette, this mega rare 1971 ZR2 will be crossing the block on Saturday January 27th around 4pm EST.
RPO ZR2 was the big block equivalent of the small block ZR1 package. By checking that RPO ZR2 box, the owner the received the mighty 425hp LS6 454, M22 rock crusher transmission, heavy duty brakes, transistor ignition, and heavy duty springs and shocks. Like the ZR1, the ZR2 was built without a radio, air conditioning, or a fan shroud. Only 12 total were built. This Ontario Orange on black example is one of just 2 convertibles known to exist.
Lot S164 is documented with its original Corvette Order Copy (tank sticker) and has earned Bloomington Gold Special Collection and Hall of Fame honors. Other provenance includes the GM/NCRS Shipping Data Report and a prominent ownership history. It was originally shipped to Germany and returned to US during the 1980s.
This renowned Corvette has frequented the auction circuit over the last few years. In June of 2008 it sold for $550,000. It was subsequently bid to no sales of $500k and $345k in June and August of 2009 respectively. We last saw this car at Mecum’s 2011 Bloomington Gold sale where it changed hands at $410,000.
Mecum’s 10-day Kissimmee auction takes place January 18th – 27th at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Hundreds of Corvettes will be offered as part of the 3,000 vehicle docket.