1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition

Courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • One of 6,759 produced
  • 14,515 miles believed to be original
  • Bloomington Gold Certified in 2005
  • Original window sticker
  • Matching-numbers 350-ci, 200-hp engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Power seat
  • Power dock locks
  • Power outside mirrors and antenna
  • Cruise control
  • Bronze-tinted glass T-tops
  • Bose radio
  • Aluminum wheels
  • BF Goodrich raised white-letter tires

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-mod

Jeremy Cliff, courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • Nut-and-bolt frame-off restoration by His Place Inc. in Emmitsburg, MD, in 2009
  • 683 miles since completion
  • 540-ci Dart block engine by Shafiroff Racing
  • Aluminum intake manifold
  • Holley double-pumper carburetor
  • MSD ignition
  • Dyno tested at 682 hp, 680 ft/lbs torque
  • Tremec TKO 600 5-speed transmission
  • 4.11 Positraction
  • REM coated ring and pinion
  • Heavy-duty half shafts
  • Aluminum driveshaft
  • Headers and stainless exhaust
  • Power steering
  • Wilwood master cylinder
  • Leather interior
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • 15×8 inch Rally wheels

1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.

This beautifully restored 1961 Corvette is powered by its 283/270-hp engine with two 4-barrel carburetors and a 4-speed manual transmission and its original shifter. This car was built with performance in mind. Painted in Roman Red with white side coves, this Corvette features a white soft top and red interior throughout. All the trim looks great, and it has the spinner hubcaps and wide whitewall tires. It is also equipped with a Wonderbar radio.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette “711” racer

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Harry Mann Chevrolet was the largest Corvette dealer in America when the new 1963 Sting Ray Z06 made its race debut at the October 1962 Times Grand Prix in Riverside, CA. However, driver Gary Pickens was relegated to the sidelines, as Chevrolet had released only six RPO Z06 competition Corvettes and none would be available to the Mann dealership until December.

Undaunted, Mann and Pickens took a regular 1963 Corvette Split-Window coupe with the L84 fuel-injected 360-hp engine and built Read More

1972 Chevrolet Corvette Custom

Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• 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 Read More

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

Courtesy of Bonhams

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 Read More

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 coupe

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• 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 Read More

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport convertible

John Hollansworth Jr., courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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, Read More

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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 Read More

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Editions

Dan Duckworth, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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. Read More