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• This ISCA award-winning 1972 Corvette coupe has been fully customized in every possible respect • Every piece able to be chromed (except engine block and frame) has been gold- or chrome-plated • This stand-out coupe was the result of thousands of hours of work • Documentation from the original owner • The seller traced this car back to its original owner, who completed all of the customization work and showed this car across the Midwest • This custom won first place in every show it entered and claimed top honors at the ISCA show in Chicago • The original…
This beautifully restored second-year ’Vette has covered fewer than 34,000 miles with three different owners in the 60 years since it rolled off the line in St. Louis. Its original owner kept the car only briefly and drove it sparingly before its second owner acquired it in 1958 with a mere 2,000 miles on the register. It was a carefully loved and well-maintained car, and only 29,000 miles were driven in the subsequent 48 years. The current owner purchased the car in fall of 2006 as a nicely preserved, original car. In January 2010, a careful and thorough two-year restoration…
• Unrestored with 2,996 original miles • One owner until July 2011 • Original 427/390, M20 4-speed and 3.36 Positraction rear end • Original paint, interior and chrome • Documented with practically every original document including the window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, purchase receipt, title, registration, photos and owner’s manual • The original owner, Don McNamara, is the only person to have driven the car • Three people are known to have sat in the car • No one has sat in the passenger’s seat • Last driven regularly in October 1967 and not driven since the mid-1980s • Stored in a…
For the 1996 model year, Chevrolet decided that a very special Corvette was needed to commemorate the end of the highly successful C4 generation. Dubbed the Grand Sport, this special car was named after the famous lightweight factory Corvette racers of the early ’60s. Echoing the original, the new Grand Sport featured a special Admiral Blue exterior with an Arctic White stripe over the hood and rear deck, two red hash-mark stripes over the left front fender, black-spoke ZR-1-style wheels, chrome badging, and GS embroidery on the headrests. But what really made the car so special was the one-year-only LT4…
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…
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