Probably one of the prettiest places to hold an auction would be Monterey, California. The Mecum Auction, scheduled for Aug 18-20, is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.
The event has a spectacular array of supercars and sports cars from makers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren, Ford, Bugatti, and Aston Martin as well as classics such as Duesenberg, Packard, and Peugeot. Some 600 cars will be offered including racing cars pony cars, muscle cars, and Corvettes. The auction also boasts 50 of the finest collectible motorcycles from around the world.
This stunning 1967 Corvette convertible, Lot F102, will be offered on Friday. It has only 15,050 unrestored miles on it and is estimated to be worth $225,000 – $275,000. Exceptional original low-mileage cars such as this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible rarely come to market, but when they do, they offer the opportunity for true enthusiasts to continue preserving them for posterity. This 435 HP Tri-Power convertible was produced on May 18, 1967, and delivered new by Meyer Chevrolet in Ridgewood, New York. Its second owner purchased the car in 1981 and treasured it for more than 30 years, maintaining it so well that in 2015 it was awarded NCRS Top Flight Certification. It remains highly original throughout, retaining such important components as the jack and tools, ignition shielding, braided ignition wires, T3 headlights and perhaps most importantly, the original five Uniroyal Laredo 7.75-15 white-stripe tires. It is finished in the factory-applied Marina Blue paint with Black Stinger, bright blue interior, and white soft top, with the very rare black vinyl-covered auxiliary hardtop included.
In addition to the car’s matching-numbers 427/435 HP Tri-Power big-block V-8, it was ordered with the requisite Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, G81 Positraction rear end with 4.11:1 gear set, F41 Special Front, and Rear Suspension, K66 transistorized ignition, U15 speed warning indicator, power windows, power disc brakes, N11 off-road exhaust system, Soft Ray-tinted glass, clear floor mats, AM/FM radio and Rally wheels. The ’67 is documented with photos of the factory tank sticker (which is still on the tank), NCRS/GM Shipping Data Records, NCRS certificates/judging sheets, a mileage affidavit dated 1981, dealer papers, owner’s manual and owner information.
This is among the rarest of rare Corvettes, its value increasing as unrestored examples serve as guideposts for restorers, shining a light on the way these fabulous American treasures were originally built.
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
427/435 HP, Unrestored with 15,050 Miles STAR
LOT F102 MONTEREY 2016 AUG 18-20
Engine: 427/435 HP
Interior: Blue VIN/Serial194677S11884
ESTIMATE$225,000 – $275,000
- Unrestored time capsule with 15,050 miles
- Three owners since new
- NCRS Top Flight Award in 2015
- Matching numbers Tri-Power 427/435 HP V-8
- M21 4-speed transmission, 4.11 Positraction
- 5 original Uniroyal Laredo 7.75×15 tires
- F41 heavy duty suspension
- Marina Blue with Black stinger
- Bright Blue interior and White soft top
- Very rare Black vinyl-covered hardtop
- Factory original body/trim tag
- Power windows, speed warning indicator
- Tinted glass, AM/FM radio, SS brakes
- Off-road exhaust, transistorized ignition
- Rally wheels and White stripe tires
- Documented with a photo of the intact tank sticker, mileage affidavit from 1981 and names of the previous owners
- Production date of May 18, 1967, and delivered new by Meyer Chevrolet in Ridgewood, New York
- Owner’s manual and sales brochure
For more details about Mecum Auctions and schedule visit their website: https://www.mecum.com/