The Top 12 Corvettes of Mecum Chicago 2017


The Top 12 Corvettes of Mecum Chicago 2017

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Mecum Auctions rolled through Chicago last month for their annual fall sale. A total of 795 cars crossed the red carpet with 72% of them finding new homes. Once the dust had settled, Mecum had achieved $12.6M in vehicle sales.

On the Corvette front, 71 of Zora’s offspring were offered for sale. Of those, 54 sold to new owners for an impressive sell through rate of 76%. 21 of the 54 Corvettes were sold at no reserve.

We see a diverse collection of Corvettes on the Top 12 list this time around. The list consists of 5 C1’s, 5 C2’s, 1 C3, and a lone C6. The Top 12 lists from Kissimmee and Indy were dominated by midyear Corvettes. The other big difference from the earlier Mecum auctions are the actual sales numbers. Chicago had just 2 six-figure sales whereas the other auctions had over a dozen. The sum of the Chicago Top 12 was just $881,000. Compare that to Indy and Kissimmee each of which totaled more than $2.8M. The average price for the Indy Top 12 was a palatable $73,417.

The top Corvette sale went to a fabulous red/black 1967 427/400 convertible with Bloomington Gold Certification at $115,000. A white/saddle 1963 327/300 A/C coupe finished second at $110,000, and a black/red 1957 283/270 convertible came in third hammering at $85,000.

Notable no-sales were a Polo White 1953 at $225,000, a black 1967 435hp coupe at $100,000 and, a red 1957 roadster at $62,500.

Here’s a closer look at the Top 12 Corvette sales from the 2017 Mecum Chicago auction.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1. Lot #F149 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $115,000

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe
2. Lot #F148 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe – $110,000

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
3. Lot #S131 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $85,000

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
4. Lot #F147 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $77,500

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5. Lot #S188.1 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $70,000

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
6. Lot #F123 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $68,000

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
7. Lot #F146 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster – $67,500

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
8. Lot #F150 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe – $67,500

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
9. Lot #S108 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $65,000

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
10. Lot #S109.1 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $57,500

2008 Corvette Coupe Pace Car
11. Lot #F164 2008 Corvette Coupe Pace Car – $50,000

1962 Corvette Convertible
12. Lot #F106 1962 Corvette Convertible – $48,000

Top 12 Sum: $881,000
Average Price: $73,417

Once again, we’d like to give a hat tip to Marshall Fancher from Vette-N-Vestments for compiling all the Mecum results via his daily email summaries during the sale so we can summarize them for you here. Be sure to swing by his website and signup for his monthly newsletter and mailing list so you can stay up to date on all the latest Corvette auction activity.

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