We’ve finally had a chance to dig through all of the Corvette sales from the big auctions last month. Overall the Corvette market appears to be in good shape and continuing on the trajectory of the last several years. We’ve already taken a look at the top Corvette sellers from Mecum Kissimmee, but where do they fall with respect to the all other auction houses?
The high sale in Florida was a black 1967 coupe at $583,000 which is only good enough for 4th place in our Top 12 list. The biggest check was written for $1,400,000 on the first 2018 Carbon Edition while the silver medal went to the super cool 1965 cutaway display at $1,100,000. Rick Hendrick’s $925,000 purchase of the first 2019 ZR1 was the 3rd highest Corvette sale of the January auctions.
As you’d expect, most of the top sales came from Mecum and Barrett-Jackson as 11 of the 13 cars on our list were sold at one of those auctions. The other 2 came from Worldwide and RM Sotheby’s. By generation we see 7 straight axle cars, 3 midyears, 1 shark, and the 2 aforementioned C7’s. This is a slight departure from our previous Top 12 lists where we’re used to seeing mainly C2’s. Another interesting takeaway is that we only have 2 restomods on the list this time around. They’ve been much more prevalent on previous Top 12 lists.
Of those 7 C1’s that sold, we see 4 1953’s that received new owners last month. The top 1953 changed hands at $319,000 at Barrett-Jackson while the 2nd highest 1953 sold for $253,000 and the other 2 sold for $250,000.
Since there was a tie for 12th place we included both of those cars in our analysis given us a total of 13 cars on our Top 12 list. Bonus! Tallying up the top 12 sales gives us $6,983,000 while the average price came in at $355,800. If you really wanted to own a car on our prestigious list you would have had to have plunked down at least $250,000.
So it appears that the 2018 edition off the Corvette sales market is off to great start. We’ll continue to monitor and report out as the year goes by. Enjoy our list of the Top 12 (really 13) January Corvette sales below.
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