Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2015


Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Dallas 2015

Mecum Dallas 2015 starts up today and run through the weekend. The Dallas auction has become one of the more significant stops for Mecum over the last couple of years and we see some great cars queued up for this weekend as well.

For this auction preview, we’ve handed the remote over to our friend Marshall Fancher of Vette-n-Vestments who gives a list of several Corvettes to watch.

Only a few things in things in this world are for sure. You know the drill, taxes, etc…Not today folks, Mecum in Dallas will prove to be a great event FOR SURE! So far 99 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block this Wednesday through Saturday at the Convention center in the big D. We see some fantastic examples coming up for sale. Here are our particular cars of interest:

1953 Corvette Roadster Bloomington Gold Survivor

Lot #S100.1 – 1953 Corvette Roadster Bloomington Gold Survivor

We have seen a few of these lately in the $300K range.

According to a letter from Bloomington Gold dated in 2008, this 1953 Chevrolet Corvette is one of only two to have earned Bloomington Gold Survivor Certification to that time. Qualification for Survivor status is described by Bloomington Gold as follows: “The SURVIVOR® Award is designed to recognize those Corvettes that are “worn in, but not worn out.” A SURVIVOR Corvette is significantly unrestored, unrepaired, or unmodified and meets these requirements:

  • Is over 20 years old;
  • Can pass a road test over 10 miles;
  • Retains OEM engine;
  • Remains unrestored, un-refinished, or unaltered.

Number 198 of the 300 1953 Corvettes examples built in the historic first year of Corvette production, and one of fewer than approximately 125 to 140 known to exist today, this first-year example still retains its matching numbers 235/150 HP “Blue Flame Six” engine and a Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission. Like all 1953 Corvettes, it is finished in Polo White with a Black soft top and, in this case, the original Sportsman Red interior. This is one of the rarest Corvettes of all, and by virtue of its Survivor Certification, one of the most original.


  • Bloomington Gold Survivor certified in 2008
  • According to a letter from Bloomington Gold in 2008, this car is one of only two 1953 Corvettes to have ever earned the Survivor award
  • Nominated for NCRS Bowtie award
  • No. 198 of 300 produced
  • Matching numbers 235/150 HP Blue Flame Six
  • Featured in Corvette News December/January, 1970
  • Powerglide automatic transmission
  • Polo White with original Red interior
  • Black soft top

1962 Corvette Convertible

Lot #F192.1 – 1962 Corvette Convertible

Engine: Fuel Injected 327 CI
Trans: 4-Speed
Color: Red with Red Interior


  • 1 of 1,918 fuel injected cars produced
  • Matching numbers fuel injected 327 CI engine
  • Engine casting no. 3782870
  • Date code 1 6 1
  • Pad no. 2101996 F 10 11 RF
  • Original 4-speed transmission with VIN stamped on the side case
  • Original 3.55 Positraction rear end
  • Roman Red paint with restored Red interior
  • New White soft top and restored hardtop

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe

Lot #S92 – 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe

Engine: 327/360 HP
Trans: 4-Speed
Color: Red with Black Interior


  • Seven year body-off restoration
  • Finished in original Riverside Red with Black interior
  • Matching numbers L84 327/360 HP fuel injected engine
  • Borg-Warner T10 4-speed transmission
  • 4.11 Positraction rear axle
  • Power windows
  • Wonderbar radio
  • Knock-off aluminum wheels
  • Back-up lamps
  • Tinted windshield
  • Early body with storage wells underneath seats

1967 Corvette Convertible

Lot #S198 – 1967 Corvette Convertible

Engine: 427/435 HP Color: Green with Black Interior


  • Professional frame-off restoration completed in 2014
  • Year correct L71 427/435 HP engine
  • Engine professionally rebuilt in 2014
  • New 2 1/2 inch side pipe exhaust
  • Goodwood Green with Black leather seats
  • Original radio
  • Aluminum Starburst wheels
  • New BF Goodrich radial Redline tires

1969 Corvette Convertible

Lot #S142 – 1969 Corvette Convertible

Engine: 427/400 HP
Trans: 4-Speed
Color: Red with Black Interior


  • Original Tri-Power 427/400 HP L68 engine
  • Same owner for the past 20 years
  • Documented ownership history
  • Hardtop and soft top
  • Window sticker
  • Build sheet decode document

1986 Corvette Convertible

Lot #T82 – 1986 Corvette Malcolm Konner One of 50

Engine: 350/245 HP
Trans: Rare 4-Speed
Color: Pewter and Black


  • One of 50 Malcolm Konner Edition Corvettes produced in 1986
  • One of 20 produced with 4-speed transmission
  • Unique Pewter and Black paint scheme
  • Believed to be 40,000 original miles
  • Air conditioning
  • Built-in radar detector
  • Bronze removable roof panel
  • Copy of window sticker
  • Copy of build sheet
  • Miscellaneous memorabilia

2009 Corvette Z06 Callaway

Lot S80.1 – 2009 Corvette Z06 Callaway

Engine: 7.0/652 HP
Trans: 6-Speed
Color: Blue with Black/Red Interior


  • 1 of 3 Callaway 680 Z06s produced in 2009
  • Paint and interior by Purifoy Chevrolet
  • Resembling a Grand Sport
  • Supercharged LS7 7.0/652 HP supercharged engine
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Navigation
  • Heads up display
  • Heated seats
  • Memory package
  • One owner
  • 15,000 actual miles
  • Clean CarFax history

Mecum’s Dallas 2015 sale kicks off this afternoon at 1pm local time and runs through Saturday, September 19th. The Dallas auction will be shown on NBCSN, click here for the TV schedule. For more info about the auction or to see the complete run list, visit

Marshall Fancher is the editor of Vette-n-Vestments. Subscribe now to the Vette-n-Vestments Monthly Market Letter for comprehensive coverage of Corvette sales and auctions.


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