Corvette Auction Preview: Hartland Auctions at the National Corvette Museum


Corvette Auction Preview: Hartland Auctions at the National Corvette Museum

Our friends at Hartland Auctions are hosting their first ever National Corvette Museum Auction this weekend in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Hartland expects about 300 cars for their inaugural event at the NCM. As we create this wonderful prose there are 50 Corvettes poised to cross the auction block as part of the 2 day docket which runs Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th.

Corvettes representing model years 1953 through 2013 are up for grabs this weekend. Looking at the cars by generation, we see 6 C1’s, 7 C2’s, 15 C3’s, 7 C4’s, 9 C5’s, and 4 C6’s. In addition to 1953 VIN 254 several other nice first generation Corvettes are available including a pair of white 1954’s as well as a white 1955. Some other Corvettes to check out are a quartet of 1963 coupes, a red 1969 427/390 coupe, and a L82 1978 Pace Car.

Later model fans should keep an eye on the 2nd production 1987 Callaway coupe and a 2003 50th anniversary convertible.

Since this is Hartland’s first stop at the National Corvette Museum, here are 3 “first” Corvettes crossing the auction block this weekend in Bowling Green.

2004 Commemorative Edition Z06: This late C5 wears VIN #13 and is the first of 2,025 2004’s to sport RPO Z16 which commemorated Corvette Racing’s success at LeMans. All cars wore LeMans blue paint with silver and red stripes, polished wheels, and a carbon fiber hood. Power came from the 405hp LS6 which was coupled to a mandatory 6 speed transmission. The first 2004 Z16 Z06 currently shows just 826 actual miles.

2004 Commemorative Edition Z06

2013 60th Anniversary Z06: This final-year C6 is VIN 001. Notable options include the 60th Anniversary Package including body length stripes and the Z07 Ultimate Performance Package. Other goodies include a ZR1-style Spoiler, gray brake calipers and headlamps, carbon fiber package, magnetic selective ride control, and black wheels. The standard 505hp LS7 and 6 speed transmission get this Z07 Z06 down the road.

2013 60th Anniversary Z06

2013 60th Anniversary ZR1: The first 2013 ZR1 is the perfect bookend for the first 2013 Z06 listed above. VIN #1 ZR1 also wears the 60th Anniversary Package with stripes. The supercharged 638hp LS9 sits just ahead of the 6 speed manual transmission. Other options include the 4LT/3LZ package with navigation and Bose 9-speaker stereo. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup run-flat tires wrap machine faced cup style wheels.

2013 60th Anniversary ZR1

Hartland’s first annual auction at the National Corvette Museum will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 13th and 14th in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The gates open at 8am central each day and the sales start at 10am. Check out Hartland’s website for more information on this weekend’s sale and to see all of the cars being offered.

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