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This vehicle is the only known 1967 red/red L88 produced; it has GM documentation in the form of a legible Tank Sheet (Order Copy) that has been validated by the GM/NCRS Document Validation Service. It’s optioned with the L88 427 HD engine, M22 4-speed, J56 heavy-duty brakes, J50 power brakes, F41 suspension, K66 transistor ignition, G81 4.56 Positraction and shoulder harnesses. This is the only 1967 L88 to have attained an NCRS 98.2 Regional Top Flight award (2001), 98.4 National Top Flight (2001), a Regional Performance Verification Award, and the ultimate award for Corvette restoration or preservation, the NCRS Duntov…
This past summer, a trio of 1978 Pace Car Edition Corvettes sold over the course of 36 days. That’s not unusual in the auction world, but this was different. These cars brought $10k, $20k, and an astounding $86k, respectively. Every collector-car situation is unique, with parameters and factors changing with every sale. And that’s why, in an analytical sense, it’s interesting when we can compare apples to apples by examining several identical models, all sold during a short time period. And that’s just what happened with these three cars. But why the enormous spread for what was essentially the same…
• One of 80 built, with fewer than half as convertibles • No-hit body restored by the Naber Brothers of Houston • After its frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration, this 16,000-mile L88 received the honor of being Bloomington Gold Certified and invited to many Bloomington Gold Special Collections • Retains its “born-with” original motor • The only black L88 convertible known from all three years of production with its OEM original engine • Al Grenning of CCAS has certified the engine to be original to the car • Finished as-original in Tuxedo Black and still retains its original black leather seats and…
L75 327-ci 300-hp small-block engine 4-speed manual transmission Riverside Red exterior, black interior AM/FM radio Black soft top Finned aluminum knockoff wheels Whitewall tires {analysis} This car, Lot 476, sold for $46,200, including buyer’s premium, at the Leake classic car and truck auction in the Expo Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, OK, on June 7, 2013. Buying your sweetie a diamond ring at Costco in Saskatoon will be a different experience than shopping for one on Rodeo Drive. It’s also likely to be much cheaper, but will the quality be similar? The same question could apply to buying…
  This 1990 Corvette ZR-1 was once part of Mike Yager’s personal collection. All original documentation comes with the car, including the original welcome letter from GM and a complete vehicle history in a scrapbook that includes all documents, photos and other memorabilia. {analysis}This ex-Mike Yager 1990 red/red ZR-1, Lot 390, sold for $23,100, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction in Palm Beach, FL, on April 4–6, 2013. For those of you who don’t know Mike, he’s the founder of Mid America Motorworks — one of the country’s largest Corvette parts and accessories suppliers, and a well-known Corvette…
This 1957 Corvette is confirmed by its VIN as having been delivered with the ultimate “283/283” V8 with Rochester fuel injection and high-lift cam, which still resides under the hood today. It is also equipped with a T-10 4-speed transmission, a Positraction rear axle, a signal-seeking AM radio, and both a soft top and a removable body-color hard top. A high-quality restoration, performed in previous care, saw the car refinished in Venetian Red over red upholstery, after which the car was on display in a Corvette museum for some time. The car is still very much as it was when…
  Completed in October 2012, a tribute to 50 years of the iconic 1963 Split-Window Corvette. An immaculate combination of original equipment and the latest in modern Corvette technology.  New chassis equipped with C5 front suspension and C6 rear. New from GM, 500-hp LS3 Cammer engine with new 5-speed Tremec transmission. New 6-piston ZR1 Corvette brakes, new 18-inch front and 19-inch rear Grand Sport wheels with new Nitto Invo tires.  GM power windows, power steering, power hood, AM/FM stereo and Vintage Air air conditioning. The modern equipment and technology make this icon a true pleasure to drive, with outstanding performance.…
  • Zora Arkus-Duntov’s 1972 test car for the installation of air conditioning on an LT-1• Bloomington Gold Special Collection• NCRS National Second Flight Award • 53,557 original miles• LT-1 engine• 4-speed manual• War Bonnet Yellow with black interior• Appeared in the movie “Apollo 13”• Tank sticker and microfilm copies of Chevrolet engineering build and test orders {analysis}This LT-1 Corvette, Lot W74, sold for $47,700 at Mecum’s Dallas, TX, auction on September 5–8, 2012. In 1971, Zora Arkus-Duntov ordered a Corvette to be built to test the efficacy of air conditioning in combination with solid-lifter LT-1, 350-ci small blocks for…
In its first year of production, the 396/425-hp big-block-equipped 1965 Chevrolet Corvette was at its rarest in coupe form, a fact that today makes this beautiful example a rare find. It has been driven just 2,200 miles since the completion of its restoration in 2002, which included refinishing it in the original color combination of Nassau Blue with a blue interior. Mechanical details include the professionally built 396-ci engine (suitable for running on pump gasoline), a rebuilt 4-speed transmission and rebuilt brakes. {analysis}This 1965 Corvette, Lot F193, sold for $48,760, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Monterey auction in Monterey, CA,…
Sold new at Bill DeFouw Chevrolet in Lafayette, IN, this fully restored 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is one of 3,754 produced with the mighty RPO L71 427/435-hp Tri-Power big-block engine. An optional M21 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, 4.11 Positraction rear axle and factory side exhaust add even more potency to this milestone mid-year Corvette, which also features Redline tires, reproduction aluminum bolt-on wheels and an AM/FM radio. Perhaps most importantly, it is comprehensively documented with the tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, dealer invoice and owner’s manual package, owner history, maintenance records and period 1967 photos. {analysis}This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 soft top-only…
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