1967 Corvette L88 Convertible Tops Mecum’s Record-Setting Dallas Auction

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1,400-Car Lineup Achieves 70 Percent Sell-Through and $38 Million in SalesWalworth, Wis. -Sept. 11, 2013– Some things are just meant to be, and Mecum and Dallas are like engines and horsepower. As an event that began with an anticipated 1,000-vehicle lineup, the third annual Dallas auction exploded with 1,432 classic and collector cars crossing the Mecum block throughout the four-day event and 986 of them hammering sold. The auction is now in the books as one of the most successful Mecum auctions on record with an impressive overall sell-through rate of 70 percent and sale totals of a whopping $37,913,093, which includes the unsurpassed sale of collector Buddy Herin’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible (Lot S123) that brought a healthy $3.2 million.“Buddy’s collection, as anticipated, was the highlight of the…
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1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
[caption id="attachment_6613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype at RM Sotheby's Monterrey in 2002 - Photo Courtesy RM Sotheby[/caption] Our featured Corvette today is the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype which was sold in 2002 at RM Sotheby's Monterrey Sports and Classic Car Auction for $148,500.  Mike Yager, the founder of Mid America Motorworks, a Corvette and VW parts and accessories supplier based in Effingham, Ill., bought the rear-engine XP-819. The XP-819 was scheduled for destruction. However, racer and performance driver Smokey Yunick asked for this car as the basis for a new race car design. We learn from Wikipedia that "Smokey never completed the racer and later sold the XP-819 to Steve Tate, a General Motors dealer from Gallatin, Missouri." and that "When purchased, the car had been…
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1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Our feature car is known as the 12-mile Corvette.  This 1967 L88 Corvette was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010. 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall Roger Judski’s 1967 L88 Corvette created a lot of buzzes as it only had 12 miles on it.  Here’s how the story goes: Shipped from the factory by train to Seattle, this 1967 was driven a few miles to Alan Green Chevrolet. Its new owner trailered it to a remote warehouse where he intended to turn it into a dragster. He started but did…
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1967 Corvette Sales Brochure

1967 Corvette Sales Brochure

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Vintage Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
1967 Corvette Sales Brochure measures 8 x 12 and has 12 colorful pages detailing the Corvettes along with their options as well as some specifications.  1967 Corvette Brochure - cover 1967 Corvette Brochure - real artist drawing 1967 Corvette Brochure - individual 1967 Corvette Brochure - front shot drawing 1967 Corvette Brochure - personal 1967 Corvette Brochure - interior artist portrayal 1967 Corvette Brochure - luxurious 1967 Corvette Brochure 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Power Teams - Standard Engine and extra-cost optional engines. 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Dimensions 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Safety Features 1967 Corvette Brochure - Exterior colors and interior colors. Here are some other links you might enjoy... Vintage 1967 Corvette Advertisements Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette…
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1963 Corvette Brochure

1963 Corvette Brochure

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Vintage Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
The 1963 Corvette Brochure gives the features available along with the options and colors. The 1963 Corvette brochure is 6 pages including the cover. Today we posted up the 1963 Corvette Brochure. Some great photos and details of a very unique year! There were 21,513 produced. I wonder how many are still around. They were actually about split between the split-window coupe and the convertible. There were 10,594 coupes and 21,513 convertibles. The coupe started at $4,252 and the convertible started at $4,037. [caption id="attachment_7609" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette Brochure Page 1[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7610" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette Brochure Page 2[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7611" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette Brochure[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7612" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette Brochure[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7613" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette Brochure Page 5[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7614" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 1963 Corvette…
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