1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! The RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island is May 22, 2021. The preview starts Thursday the 20th from 10 AM until 7 PM and continues on Friday. Saturday the preview starts at 9 AM and the Auction begins at 11 AM. Also during the Amelia Island Concours, on Friday, May 21, 2021, Chevrolet Motorsports will present Chevy Thunder Seminar at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom during the Amelia Island Concours. The seminar…
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1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

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An Original Engine, Duntov Mark of Excellence, 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sold for $2,695,000 at Mecum Auction held at Glendale on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mecum Glendale 2021 Records $42.3 Million in Sales. A total of 712 of the 829 offered vehicles hammered sold for an exceptional 86% sell-through rate, and the auction’s top seller achieved a sale price of $2.7 million. The top-selling 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S122.1) was an award-winning car that boasted an original legendary L88 engine, easily shooing it into the multimillion-dollar collector car category. Photos and text courtesy of Mecum Auction One of 20 L88 Corvettes produced in 19671967 L88 Corvette Interior1967 L88 Corvette RearThe only known Sunfire Yellow L88 CorvetteThe only Duntov and Triple Diamond-awarded 1967 Corvette L88 still equipped with its…
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Corvettes From Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida Goes to Auction

Corvettes From Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida Goes to Auction

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After fourteen years in Punta Gorda, Muscle Car City owner Rick Treworgy has decided to close the doors of his museum. There are 48 Corvettes and Corvette memorabilia going to be auctioned at no reserve! In addition to the Corvettes to add to your collection, there will be a Corvette Mini Car, Corvette Bennett Gas Pump, 1953 Corvette Pedal Car, and two Corvette Gibson Electric Guitars. The list of Corvettes is at the end of the article. After 14 years in Punta Gorda, Muscle Car City owner Rick Treworgy has decided to close the doors of his museum of around 200 GM muscle cars. Photo courtesy of Muscle Car City Rick Treworgy announced his closing on the Muscle Car City's Facebook page. Muscle Car City closing, Word is spreading like…
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Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

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Cliff Gottlob's 1967 Corvette L88 Goes to Auction. Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc Today on our blog, we are looking at a 1967 L88 Corvette with a great story to tell that will soon be going to the Mecum Auction. This car is the most successful L88 Corvette race car of all time during its eight-year racing career with its original owner, Cliff Gottlob. We will share with you a short version of the history of this Corvette race car. On the Mecum Auction website, you can read the complete story in a great book by Stephen Cox, "Against All Odds." https://mecum.dcatalog.com/v/The-Ultimate-L88/ Our story starts with the original owner, Cliff Gottlob of Arkansas City, Kansas. Cliff worked full time as an engineer and operated a self-sponsored and underfunded privateer…
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Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

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Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction Sets World Records, Helps NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 20, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Race Car (Lot #100) that sold for $61,600, and a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo (Lot #217), which closed bidding at…
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MECUM AUCTIONS UPDATED SCHEDULE 2020

MECUM AUCTIONS UPDATED SCHEDULE 2020

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Due to COVD-19 many auctions had to be rescheduled. Here are the latest updates as of May 22, 2020. You can also check their website for any new updates in the future https://www.mecum.com/ JUNE 17-20 DAVENPORT 2020MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR CENTER2815 W Locust Street500 TRACTORS JULY 10-18 INDY 2020INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS1202 E 38th Street2,500 VEHICLES JULY 10-11 DENVER 2020COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER700 14th Street600 VEHICLES JULY 10-18 INDY ROAD ART 2020INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS1202 E 38th Street JULY 29 - AUG 1 HARRISBURG 2020PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW COMPLEX2300 North Cameron Street1,200 VEHICLES AUG 13-15 MONTEREY 2020HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY HOTEL AND SPA - DEL MONTEGOLF COURSE1 Old Golf Course Road600 VEHICLES SEPT 9-12 DALLAS 2020KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON CONVENTION CENTER650 S Griffin Street1,000 VEHICLES SEPT 25-26 LOUISVILLE 2020KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER937 Phillips Lane600 VEHICLES OCT 8-10 CHICAGO…
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Barrett-Jackson to Auction VIN 001 2020 Corvette for Charity

Barrett-Jackson to Auction VIN 001 2020 Corvette for Charity

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Barrett-Jackson will auction the first production 2020 Corvette Stingray, VIN 001, for Detroit Children’s Fund During 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction January 11-19, 2020. Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, and Chevrolet will auction the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 11-19, 2020, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. 100 percent of the hammer price will benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be on display in the Future Events exhibit during the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. “We’re honored that Chevrolet has selected our 2020 Scottsdale Auction to sell one of the most historically important sports cars of our time,” said Craig Jackson chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ushers in…
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Bio of Barrett-Jackson Auction’s CEO – Craig Jackson

Bio of Barrett-Jackson Auction’s CEO – Craig Jackson

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Craig Jackson and Barrett-Jackson Auction Company are well known in the car collector hobby. Today we will take a look at Craig's biography and history of the company. Craig Jackson Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company As Chairman and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Craig Jackson has earned a reputation as one of the worlds most respected collector car and restoration experts. Just like with any business or entrepreneur, reputation is everything and many survive on word of mouth alone. This is why services like RepCheckup are so successful as they let you monitor reviews that are being written about your firm, and therefore manage the potential damage they could cause. If any damage does occur to a reputation and it is unjust, then businesses such as…
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The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

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With the new mid-engine C8-generation Corvette soon to be released, the C7 production is coming to an end. In our July issue of Vette Vues, we reported to you that the Last C7 was going to the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Morgan Sun, Connecticut on June 28, 2019. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch it now... https://youtu.be/N11U184FPns Final seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette auctioned for record-breaking 2.7 million dollars benefiting Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. We told you we would report the results and we have some great news! The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will receive 2.7 million dollars for the Last C7 Corvette that was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. History was made when the winning bid set a new record at Barrett-Jackson for…
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2019 Mecum Kissimmee Corvette Auction Results

2019 Mecum Kissimmee Corvette Auction Results

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In this blog post we will look at the Corvette results from the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee Florida Jan. 3-13, 2019. Mecum Auctions started the year off with a huge January.  There were nearly 3,500 classic and collector cars that crossed the auction block at their Kissimmee Florida auction held Jan. 3-13 at Osceola Heritage Park.  The auction saw a 72 percent sell-through rate and $107.5 million in overall vehicle and Road Art sales. Two thousand three hundred twenty-eight cars found new homes. There were three hundred seventy-one Corvettes that went up for auction during the ten days.  Whether you were looking for a daily driver or that special Corvette, there were lots to choose from: Big Brake Airbox Corvettes, Big Brake Fuelies, Big Tanks, Resto-Mods, ZO6s, L88s, L89s, ZR1s,…
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