Earlier we featured a preview of the Jim Osterman Collection that Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off live during their Las Vegas sale this Thursday-Saturday in Las Vegas.
If all of the fancy-pants (exquisite) C1s and their C2 friend from the Osterman collection weren’t your style, then worry not, Barrett-Jackson has you covered with a wide variety of Corvettes from each generation!
2014 Corvette Stingray Forgiato Widebody
It wouldn’t be the home of SEMA without some outrageous customs. Lot 683 is one of the widebody C7 show cars completed for Forgiato Tuning Group (remember these?). The one crossing the block is finished in a shade called Tangelo Orange and other than a completely new widebody kit, T-Tops, wheels, and other cosmetic changes, this 2014 Z51 Stingray is completely stock. While it might not be most people’s cup of tea, it is pretty refreshing to see a ‘Vette in a color outside of the usual suspects!
1974 Corvette Convertible
This 1974 Corvette Convertible sticks to the aftermarket theme but its changes are more than skin deep. The factory Silver paint remains except for a sharp looking matte gray rear clip accented by some light orange pinstriping and “CORVETTE” lettering. In front of chrome roll-hoops is a custom steering wheel and a 5-speed transmission that is hooked up to this ’74’s big party trick. Under the hood resides a Chevrolet 502 crate engine with custom Hilborn efi, and Hooker headers. The car comes with both hard and soft-tops and brakes have also been upgraded to help slow down this far more powerful than stock ’74.
I know that the previous post covered enough C1 content to last most readers until November but this matching numbers 1962 327/360 Fuelie is just too nice to not feature here! It was the subject of a fully documented, concourse, nut-and-bolt rotisserie-restoration and comes with its NCRS Shipping Data Report, NCRS Second Flight Award (and judging sheets), and ownership history. It is one of 1,918 fuel-injected ’62s produced and is presented in its original shade of Tuxedo Black over red with its original hardtop. Other highlights of this black beauty include positraction and a correct 4-speed manual transmission.
2010 Corvette ZR1
In a missed opportunity, Barrett-Jackson listed this 2010 ZR1 as lot 693 instead of the oh-so-close and obvious 638 but maybe next time they will put that together. This Crystal Red Metallic beast has been driven less than 400 miles so if you missed your shot at a new C6 Blue Devil, here is your chance to redeem yourself. It was the 579th of the 1,577 ZR1s produced in 2010 and has been stored under a cover on jack stands when it wasn’t on the road (so all the time).
1998 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car
I had to include Lot 26 for my fellow Corvette Bloggers (especially Mitch). The 1998 Pace Car Edition has to be the first ‘Vette on the list of either love or hate specials (CB contributors are split on which it should be). Surprisingly, someone had the confidence to drive this Lakers/Vikings-mobile an astonishing 71,700 miles in the 21 years since it was sold new! It comes fitted with a K&N cold-air intake, exhaust, and a new battery and clutch. It also features “newer” seat covers and hopefully for the next owner, a matching purple and yellow Lucha Libre mask to wear out on the road.
Tune in to the auction for even more Corvette action and keep your eyes peeled for more coverage at CorvetteBlogger.com.
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