The spectacle that is the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction wrapped up last week as roughly 1,700 cars crossed the auction looking for new homes. Of those, we saw several significant Corvettes change hands ranging from unrestored classics to all-out high end customs.
Looking at the top 12 Corvettes sold at Barrett-Jackson we see an interesting mix. Five of the top 12 are bone stock restored or unrestored cars while 6 others are highly modified or custom cars. 1 technically isn’t even a Corvette, but we’re going to count it anyway as its tied closely to Zora Arkus-Duntov.
The top selling (not exactly a) Corvette CERV I went back home to General Motors for $1,320,000 including the 10% buyer’s fee while 12th place went to a stunning all-original 1967 427/435 convertible at $176,000. Mickey Thompson’s personal 1963 Z06 tanker changed hands at $247,500 while a highly awarded silver 1963 Z06 tanker sold for $385,000. A simply stunning blue 1964 restomod coupe went to its new home at $330,000. The highest Corvette no sale went to a 1969 L88 coupe at $600,000.
Taking a closer look at the top 12 we only see Corvettes from the first 3 generations of production. There are 5 C1’s, 5 C2’s, and one lone C3. In order to put each of the top 12 Corvettes in your garage you would have had to have written a $4,061,500 check. The average price of the top 12 Barrett-Jackson Corvettes was $338,458. Just to gain access to our exclusive top 12 club you would have had to plunk down $176,000. Compare that to Mecum Kissimmee’s Top 12 which summed up to $3,454,000 with an average cost of $287,833.
Here’s a closer look at the top 12 Corvette sales from Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
So, as you can see, the 2017 auction season is off to a flying start. Restomods and highly awarded factory-correct cars appear to be as strong as ever and continue to command big bucks. We’ll see if that momentum keeps up throughout the remainder of 2017.
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