It’s that time of year again when the Barrett-Jackson auction company packs up and heads to the East Coast for three days of classics and collector cars in Palm Beach, Florida. The 13th Annual South Florida auction kicks off on Friday, April 17th and concludes on Sunday, April 19th and the Corvettes consigned to the sale are an eclectic mix of 48 classic Corvettes and restomods with some late model Corvette power sprinkled in for good measure.
One of the stars of the auction will be Lot #402 which is an unrestored 1962 Fawn Beige Corvette equipped with the 327/360hp fuel injected engine. Considered to be on of the most original unrestored 1962 Corvettes in existence, this last of the C1s has just 29,000 documented miles. The majority of the paint is original as is the original drive train. The Corvette was featured in Michael Antonick’s book “Corvette! The Sensuous American”, Vol.1, No.2., and was part of the Chip Miller Collection from 1980 to 1986.
The Fuelie is documented with six NCRS Top Flight Awards including three Regional Awards and two National Top Flight Awards and it was the recipient of the Bloomington Gold Historic Preservation Survivor award and Bronze Certification.
Another Corvette that struck a chord with us is a Classic White 1968 Corvette Convertible that will be offered as Lot #54 on Friday. It comes armed with a matching numbers 327/350hp V8 along with factory air conditioning, power steering and power brakes. Combined with the 4-speed manual transmission and both tops, this first year of the C3 Corvettes represents the perfect first Corvette for anyone wanting to get into the hobby.
Late model Corvette collector’s will no doubt be drawn to Lot #510 – a 2004 Corvette Z06 featuring Granatelli’s twin turbo kit with produces 972 RWHP. The Granatelli Z06 is upgraded on the exterior as well with the Tiger Shark front and rear fascias and RKSport’s carbon fiber hood. With the car weighing just 3,125 lbs, it has runs the quarter mile in 9.76 seconds at 154 mph, yet can still get you 20 mpgs on the highway under normal driving conditions.
Several original and low mileage Corvettes from The Hartley Collection are being offered at Barrett-Jackson’s South Florida sale. They include:
- Lot #42 – 1982 Corvette with 6,644 original miles.
- Lot #74 – 1974 Corvette with 6,037 original miles.
- Lot #96 – 1996 Collector’s Edition Corvette with 4,175 original miles.
- Lot #390 – 1960 290hp Fuel Injected Corvette with 29,387 original miles.
- Lot #454 – 1954 Corvette unrestored and comes with a bubble top.
- Lot #463 – 1963 Convertible with factory air conditioning.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach Florida gets underway at 11:00 am on Friday with the sales televised on Velocity from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM Eastern time. On Saturday, the auction starts at 11 am with TV picking up coverage from 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET on the Discovery Network and then it switches to Velocity from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET. On Sunday, the auction resumes at 11:00 am ET with the sale running on Velocity Network from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm ET.
You can see the full docket with all the Corvette’s consigned to the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction at www.barrett-jackson.com.
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