Editor’s note: This month, we’ve asked B. Mitchell Carlson to take a look at three C6 Corvettes that recently sold—and pick what he believes was the best deal. Here are the cars:
2007 Z06 coupe, Lot S53, sold for $42,400, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum St. Charles
Chassis number: 1G1YY26E775107370
This immaculate, matching-numbers 1962 Corvette convertible was factory equipped with all the components necessary for all-out competition: the exceptionally rare RPO 687 “Big Brake” package that included special front and rear shocks, front brake deflector/air scoops, rear brake air scoops, metallic linings, finned drums with Read More
This 1991 Corvette ZR-1 Coupe has less than 26,000 actual miles. It is completely original and in great condition. Bright Red with black interior, it is one of only 2,044 1991 ZR-1s produced. The ZR-1 package sold at just under $64,000, when the option price of $31,683 was added onto a base Corvette coupe.
In the mid-1980s, GM and its Corvette Division approached Group Lotus in the U.K. with the idea of developing the world’s fastest production car. From that Read More
Finished in blue with a matching interior and based upon a thoroughly modern 2002 Corvette, this remarkable vehicle is number five of only eleven Avelate Split Rear Window coupes produced. While the manufacturer is no longer building the car, some say that this custom is a look into Corvette’s future.
For 1958, only 190 Corvettes had the Panama Yellow paint with white contrasting coves combination, making this a very rare car. Even more rare, this car was ordered without a radio or heater. Its period-correct 283/245 engine is now equipped with a single carburetor, but a dual-carburetor setup goes with the sale. The engine is matched to a four-speed manual transmission. The frame-off restoration includes a completely rebuilt motor and transmission, and an attractive period-correct black interior.
In the world of 1957 Corvettes, there are Fuelies and then there are Airboxes. Fuelie, of course, is collector-speak for fuel injection, which was a brand-new and milestone status for 1957 Corvettes. The collector’s term “Airbox” refers to fuel injection plus factory Ram Air, which was a brand-new feature that was meant to pump up the Corvette on the racetrack. Milton Robson’s ’57 convertible is one of a mere 43 Airbox Corvettes built in 1957.
Specifically, engine option code 579E Read More
In 1967, the big-block Corvette was king of the road. Brutally fast, with nimble handling and stopping power to match with four-wheel disc brakes, Corvette truly earned the title “America’s Sports Car.” Yes, it was expensive, but the Corvette was the car for buyers who wanted speed, and for the all-out performance addict, there was the thundering 427-ci V8 in several levels of tune.
In his book Corvettes, 1953 to 1988, Richard Langworth wrote, “The 1967 Stingray is arguably one Read More