Mecum Auctions have set up shop in Central Florida and they are currently in the middle of their annual 10-day stop in Kissimmee where they are offering 3,000 vehicles for sale which include more than 240 Corvettes.
Mecum’s annual Kissimmee auction is one of the company’s largest auctions of the year. Held at the Osceola Heritage Park, this is fantastic venue with plenty of seating indoors for bidders and spectators alike. The auction started last Friday, Jan. 15th and will run through Sunday, Jan. 24th.
With so many great Corvettes at the sale, it is so hard to pick a favorite. Marshall from Vette-N-Vestments tells us that there are over 100 classic Corvettes ranging from 1953 to 1967 in the sale including…get this…four first year 1953 Corvettes!
In addition to the previously featured highly documented 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker, some notable attendees at Mecum Kissimmee include:
This 1953 Corvette is VIN 072 of the 300 produced in the first year at the Custom Delivery Garage located at Van Slyke and Atherton Avenues in Flint, Michigan. It won Bloomington Gold certification in 2005 and is only the 18th first year Corvette to win the Duntov Mark of Excellence Award. It recently finished a 12-month restoration and Mecum describes the car in their catalog as “a remarkable opportunity to own what is likely one of the most celebrated 1953 Corvettes on the planet.”
This L71 Corvette is remarkable for what it doesn’t have…miles on the odometer. Somehow, the two owners in this car’s nearly 50 year existence drove the car just 15,050 miles. Highly optioned, the car came with the F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension, K66 Transistorized Ignition, N11 Off-Road Exhaust and Rally Wheels in addition to the 427/435 V8 and the M21 4-speed. . The Top Flight Corvette has never been restored and is a time capsule for the serious Corvette collector. Consigned by our friends at ProTeam Corvette.
I’ve always thought early production pilot cars were special and that extends to this 1969 Corvette convertible pilot car with the coolest VIN: 007. The Stingray is powered by a matching numbers 427/400 hp and 4-speed manual transmission. The car was produced on August 22, 1968 and one of the earliest known 1969 Corvettes with factory side exhaust. Sales estimates for this pilot car range from $65,000 to $80,000.
Our friends at ProTeam Corvette have consigned six great Corvettes to Mecum’s Kissimmee auction. In addition to the 1967 Corvette we featured above, ProTeam’s consignments include:
- 1961 Red/Red Fuelie Two-Top RPO-687 and NCRS judged 2009. Will sell at NO RESERVE on January 23rd. Mecum Lot S126.
- 1963 Silver/Red Fuelie Z06 Tanker Split Window Coupe. Bloomington Gold, Special Collection, Hall of Fame, and NCRS Top Flight. Will sell with reserve on January 23rd. Mecum Lot S160.
- 1963 Daytona Blue/Tan Fuelie Z06 Split Window Coupe. Naber’s restoration. Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight and multiple concours d’elegances. Will sell with reserve on January 23rd. Mecum Lot S204.
- 1967 Tuxedo Black/Black 350hp Two-Top Convertible. Paul Schuster restoration of a two-owner original motor car. Will sell at NO RESERVE on January 23rd. Mecum Lot S97.
- 1969 Motion Phase III Corvette T-Top with 15,082 actual miles and excellent bulletproof documentation. Will sell with reserve on January 22nd. Mecum Lot F181.
Mecum’s Kissimmee sale is already well underway and we will be on location this Friday and Saturday as the main attractions go through the auction. You can see all the great cars for yourself at www.mecum.com. If you can’t make the auction, much of the auction will be shown on a same day or next day broadcast on NBC Sports and you can always watch the live stream on Mecum’s website.
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