Mecum Auctions rolls into Anaheim, California this weekend for their annual 3-day sale there. This cool 1965 coupe is listed among the Corvettes crossing Mecum’s red carpet. The Nassau Blue on white big block coupe set a class record in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The car was bought new by racer Dr. William F. Eschrich who entered the car in the 1965 Bonneville Speed Trials. There he set a class record with a speed of 155.17 mph while wearing car number 905. A Bonneville decal and a brass plaque adorn the car to commemorate its feat back in the mid-sixties. Timing sheets and period photos also accompany the sale. Today it’s eligible for historic sports car racing.
Lot S136.1 comes equipped with the numbers matching L79 396/425hp engine and 4 speed transmissions. The exterior wears Nassau Blue paint to compliment the white interior and it’s believed to have travelled 59,345 miles since new. Other original items to the car include the California black plates, the starter and coil, radio, jack, owner’s manual and past registrations, plus the warranty book including the coveted Protect-O-Plate.
On the car show circuit, the C2 has claimed a NCRS Second Flight Award and also participated in the 2014 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.
Reviewing the photos in Mecum’s listing the car appears to be in nicely restored condition. Based on that, it’s racing provenance, and documentation we expect to see pretty active bidding when it hits the block on Saturday in Anaheim.
Mecum Anaheim auction begins Thursday, November 13th at 1pm Pacific time through Saturday, November 15th.
NBC Sports will have TV coverage Thursday 7-11pm ET, Friday 6:30-10pm ET and Saturday from 4-7pm ET.