Vicari Auctions recently announced that two very rare, unrestored Corvettes will cross the block at their Nocona, Texas auction running April 19th and 20th, 2013. The 1962 big brake fuelie and 1963 Z06 have been stored by a collector since Ronald Reagan was President and still remain in almost all-original condition.
“These exceptional Corvettes add even more excitement to our auction, as our roster of high quality, difficult-to-find classic automobiles continues to grow for Cruisin’ Nocona,” said Pete Vicari, president, Vicari Auction Co. “Both vehicles are in excellent condition and any classic Corvette collector will find them to be highly sought-after.”
According to the Press Release, the black 1962 Fuelie is one of only 254 big brake cars made that year and shows less than 60,000 miles on the clock. Under the hood is the top-dog 360hp fuel injected 327 backed by a 4 speed transmission and a 4.56 rear end. Other racing inspired options include heavy duty shocks, the fast steering adapter, and finned brake drums with metallic linings and vented backing plates. It was originally delivered in primer and painted British Racing Green by the first owner. Vicari also includes that it has a “well-documented history”.
The Saddle Tan 1963 Z06 is also well documented and is one of 199 such Z06’s born in 1963. All of the cars bearing RPO Z06 that year got the 360hp fuel injected 327, four-speed manual transmission, and big brake package. The example seen here has traveled 38,000 miles since new and still retains its original black interior. According to the release the only “mechanical change believed to be made to the Z06 is a different master cylinder”.
A quick spin through the American Car Collector auction database tells us that the average sales price for 1963 Z06’s over the last several years is just over $200,000 and 1962 big brake fuelies average over $100,000. While we don’t expect these unrestored cars to bring quite those sums of money, we do expect them to have plenty of willing bidders while they’re on the block in Nocona.
Vicari’s inaugural Crusin’ Nocona event takes place Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20th. For more information you can contact Vicari Auctions by phone at 504-875-3563 or visit them online at www.vicariauction.com.
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