Our friends at Mecum kicked off the 2018 auction schedule with their huge sale in Kissimmee, Florida this month and the Chevrolet Corvette was well represented throughout the multi-week sale.
A total of 290 Corvettes were on our results list that was compiled by Marshall Fancher at Vette-N-Vestments. The Corvettes were hot sellers this year with 209 of the 290 sold for a 72% success rate. Mecum would end their Florida stay with $14,035,257 in total Corvette sales.
Normally, we’ll give you a Top 10 List that may feature one or two extras. This time, because there is a six-way tie for the 9th highest selling price ($165,000) and a three-way tie for the 10th spot ($159,000), we’re going to focus on these Top Eight Corvettes from Mecum Kissimmee.
The auction’s top Corvette sale was a highly documented 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe that scored a perfect 100 points at the NCRS National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in July 2017. The Black/Black L71 Corvette would sell for $589,000. Several N03 tankers were on the docket and a 1963 Sebring Silver Z06 Tanker would take the number two spot with the sale at $456,500. Rounding out the top three was the only non-C2 on our list, the VIN 064 1953 Corvette which sold for $230,000.
Some of the notable no-sales at Mecum Kissimee included a 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible which was bid to $575,000. A 1963 Corvette Z06 N03 Tanker was bid to $390,000 but failed to change hands as did an Ermine White 1967 Corvette L71 Coupe which saw a high bid of $275,000.
There were also plenty of “bargains” to be had at the sale as well. We counted 57 Corvettes that had a selling price of under $20,000 which included a 1988 Corvette 35th Anniversary selling for $7,700 to a 2005 Corvette that sold for $19,250.
Here is your Top Eight Corvettes from the 2018 Mecum Kissimmiee Collector Car Auction:
Mecum’s heads West to Los Angeles for their next collector car auction. The gavel will be heard hammering sales on February 16-17th at The Fairplex in Pomona, CA.