Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024

Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024
Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024

Today, we are looking at some of the Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction in the top ten cars sold daily during the 12-days.

There was a wide selection of Corvettes for Sale with a total of over 450 resto-mods, ZR1s, LT1s, Z06s, 435s, L88s, and more split windows in one location than you will ever see again.

When buying a car at auction or elsewhere, looking at the Auction Results can help you determine the current market prices. It has been said that the prices set in January at the Mecum Kissimmee auction and the Barret Jackson Auction in Scottsdale will be the way prices will run throughout the year.

I want to mention that if you sign up for a free Mecum account, you can look and see the auction results for any particular car or year you are interested in. Obviously, there is no way we can cover over 450 Corvettes. But it is fun to see what the top Corvettes sold for.

We want to note that this highest-sold Corvette(s) was on Sunday, January 14, the last day of the auction. It was two Corvettes… the first and last L88 Corvettes, and they sold for $2,585,000. That’s a lot of money!

In this article:

Corvette Results for Tuesday, January 2, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In fifth place of top ten selling cars is Lot B107.1, a 2014 Corvette Coupe which sold for $46,200.

Lot B107.1, a 2014 Corvette Coupe which sold for $46,200 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction
Lot B107.1, a 2014 Corvette Coupe which sold for $46,200 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is a stunning example of automotive excellence. Cloaked in a vibrant Torch Red exterior complemented by a Jet Black interior, this Corvette boasts both style and sophistication. With an odometer reading of 18,867 miles, it stands as a testament to its well-preserved condition. Equipped with the 3LT Equipment Group, this model features a robust 6.2L V-8 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, complete with paddle shifters for an exhilarating driving experience. The inclusion of the Z51 package, electronic power steering, and 4-wheel power disc brakes underscores its performance-oriented design. The interior indulges its occupants with luxurious amenities, including heated and ventilated seats, power seat bolster and lumbar support, and a Bose 10-speaker stereo. Notable features such as the leather-wrapped instrument panel, doors, console, heads-up display, and memory package further elevate the driving experience, making this 2014 Corvette a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking a perfect blend of power, comfort, and cutting-edge technology.

In seventh place of the top 10 was Lot B174, a 1964 Corvette Coupe sold for $40,700.

Lot B174 1964 Corvette Coupe sold for $40,700 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auciton
Lot B174 1964 Corvette Coupe sold for $40,700 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe epitomizes the timeless allure of America’s sports car with its classic combination of Riverside Red exterior and Black interior. Powered by a 327 CI V-8 engine and equipped with an automatic transmission, this Corvette provides a smooth and exhilarating driving experience. Notable modern conveniences include power steering and power brakes, enhancing overall maneuverability and stopping performance. The upgraded air conditioning ensures comfort during drives, while the enhanced radio and clock add modern entertainment and functionality. Adorned with a striking red exterior and complementing black interior, this Corvette exudes a sense of elegance and sportiness. The white stripe tires and spinner covers contribute to the iconic and nostalgic aesthetic, making this 1964 Corvette Coupe a true representation of classic American automotive style.

Corvette Results for Wednesday, January 3, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

No Corvettes sold in the top ten.

Corvette Results for Thursday, January 4, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In fifth place was Lot E16.1, a 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $70,400.

Lot E16.1 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $70,400 at the 2024 Mecum Aucition in Kissimmee
Lot E16.1 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $70,400 at the 2024 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible showcases the beauty of a comprehensive restoration completed to exacting 1965 specifications, incorporating correct components for an authentic vintage experience. Under the hood, the correct CE 327/300 HP V-8 engine powers this classic, paired with a 4-speed manual transmission for an engaging driving experience. Noteworthy features include power steering and, notably, the introduction of 4-wheel disc brakes, marking the first year for this advancement on the Corvette. The restoration extends to the entire factory-style suspension, ensuring optimal performance with new upper and lower control arms, shocks, and bushings, resulting in a 50/50 weight distribution. Recent maintenance includes an oil change, and the Corvette retains its original knock-off wheels, 16-inch teakwood steering wheel, and AM/FM radio. The attention to detail is evident in components such as the correct snorkel intake, chrome distributor cover, and recent replacements of OEM tires, starter, exhaust, battery, shocks, headlamps, wiper blades, plugs, wires, and dash speaker. It’s worth noting that the windshield washers are currently inoperable, preserving a glimpse into the historical nuances of this meticulously restored 1965 Corvette.

Corvette Results for Friday, January 5, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In sixth place was Lot J8 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $148,500

Lot J8 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $148,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024
Lot J8 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $148,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe in Admiral Blue is a rare gem, being one of only 39 ZR1 Corvettes finished in this distinctive color for the year. This particular Corvette holds special significance as a Pace Car Edition authorized by Indy 500 officials. With a mere 6,375 miles on the odometer, it has been meticulously preserved in a humidity and temperature-controlled facility. Under the hood, the supercharged LT5 6.2L/755 HP V-8 engine delivers exhilarating performance, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission featuring paddle shifters. The Corvette boasts precision handling with speed-sensitive variable-ratio power rack and pinion steering, complemented by ceramic disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors and custom Red calipers. Its striking exterior in Admiral Blue is paired with a Black interior, and the car features a removable carbon fiber roof panel, carbon fiber hood with a visible window, and additional carbon fiber elements such as front splitter, rockers, skirts, and high wing. Technological features include a heads-up display, premium Bose audio system, and an advanced theft deterrent system, making this ZR1 Coupe a combination of high-performance engineering and sophisticated design.

In ninth place Lot J178 2013 Corvette ZR1 60th Anniversary Coupe sold for $126,500

Lot J178 2013 Corvette ZR1 60th Anniversary Coupe sold for $126,500 at the Kissimmee 2024 Auction
Lot J178 2013 Corvette ZR1 60th Anniversary Coupe sold for $126,500 at the Kissimmee 2024 Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 60th Anniversary Coupe, presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is a remarkable testament to Corvette’s legacy of high-performance excellence. Dressed in an Arctic White exterior with a rare Diamond Blue interior, this Corvette is a true collector’s gem, with an odometer reading of only 8,763 miles. What makes it truly special is its exclusivity, being one of only 159 ZR1s produced in Arctic White and one of just 138 crafted with the coveted 60th Anniversary trim. As the last model year for the C6, this Corvette holds historical significance.

Under the hood, it houses a supercharged 6.2L/638 HP V-8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, delivering a thrilling 638 horsepower. The 3ZR Premium Equipment Group ensures a luxurious interior with features like heated power-adjustable bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a Bose premium audio system. The distinctive Diamond Blue leather interior perfectly complements the Arctic White exterior. Notable performance enhancements include Magnetic Ride Control suspension, Launch Control with Performance Traction Management, Brembo 4-wheel carbon ceramic ABS disc brakes, and black ZR1 aluminum alloy wheels. This exceptional ZR1, presented by The White Corvette Collection, comes complete with its original window sticker, adding to its authenticity and desirability for discerning Corvette enthusiasts.

Top Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Saturday, January 6

In first place, Lot K160.1 1966 Corvette Convertible Custom Build by Jeff Hayes sold for $236,500.

Lot K160.1 1966 Corvette Convertible Custom Build by Jeff Hayes sold for $236,500 at the 2024 Kissimmee Auction
Lot K160.1 1966 Corvette Convertible Custom Build by Jeff Hayes sold for $236,500 at the 2024 Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction is a stunning testament to the art of customization and performance. Originally part of the second-generation (C2) Corvette series, known for its radical styling and improved chassis, this particular ’66 Corvette underwent a remarkable transformation in 2019. Custom-built by Jeff Hayes at American Speed Shop in Bloomington, Indiana, this Corvette now boasts a potent GM LS3 540 HP V-8 engine paired with a 4L70E automatic transmission.

The Silver Gray Metallic exterior, adorned with five coats of clear, enhances the sleek and timeless design of the C2. Red leather interiors provide a striking contrast, creating an eye-catching combination. This Corvette is not only a visual masterpiece but also a high-performing machine, featuring Z06 brakes and suspension, C6 Z06 wheels with Toyo custom Redline tires, and a Coffman chassis. Modern conveniences such as Vintage Air air conditioning, power steering, and a power-actuated hood add to the overall driving experience. This ’66 Corvette stands as a perfect fusion of classic aesthetics and contemporary performance, embodying the spirit of the iconic Corvette lineage while delivering the poise and power of a modern Z06.

Corvette Results for Sunday, January 7, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In sixth place, Lot L77, a 1961 Corvette Convertible, sold for $74,250.

Lot L77 1961 Corvette Convertible sold for $74,250
Lot L77 1961 Corvette Convertible sold for $74,250 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is a pristine example of classic automotive elegance. Restored to its original glory, this Corvette boasts an Ermine White exterior with Sateen Silver coves, a timeless combination that exudes sophistication. The red interior complements the exterior, creating a visually striking and harmonious ensemble. Powered by a 327 CI V-8 engine and paired with an automatic transmission, this Corvette delivers a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. Its odometer reads a mere 21,679 miles, indicative of its well-maintained condition. Additional features include an auxiliary hardtop, Coker radial tires, a Wonderbar radio, clock, seat belts, dual exhaust, wide whitewall tires, and hubcaps with spinners. This ’61 Corvette captures the essence of a bygone era, showcasing meticulous restoration and attention to detail, making it a desirable piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike at the Mecum Kissimmee auction.

Corvette Results for Monday, January 8, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In third place, Lot M241 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $60,500.

Lot M241 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $60,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024
Lot M241 1965 Corvette convertible sold for $60,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, featured at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, stands as a testament to enduring ownership and meticulous care. Boasting a timeless Exterior Blue and a Black interior, this classic Corvette has been cherished by the same owner for an impressive 43 years. The V-8 engine underwent a thorough rebuild in 2020, ensuring both reliability and performance. Mated to a manual transmission, this Corvette offers an engaging driving experience, echoing the spirit of its era. A touch of nostalgia comes with a re-paint job from 1995, preserving its vintage allure. Accompanied by an auxiliary hardtop and enhanced by knock-off wheels, this ’65 Corvette is a captivating blend of enduring elegance and renewed vitality, making it a standout at the Mecum Kissimmee auction for enthusiasts appreciating both history and timeless automotive craftsmanship.

In seventh place, Lot M244 1976 Corvette Coupe sold for $51,700.

 Lot M244 1976 Corvette Coupe sold for $51,700 at Kissimmee auction 2024
Lot M244 1976 Corvette Coupe sold for $51,700 at Kissimmee auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction is a true embodiment of customization and performance innovation. Cloaked in a striking Black Pearl exterior and adorned with Black Leather interior, this Corvette stands out with its custom bodywork, incorporating details reminiscent of the 1963 model. The roof and front have been widened, while the rear has been shortened by 10 inches, complemented by a custom rear fascia. Under the hood, a powerhouse LS7 427 CI dry sump Z06 V-8 engine, paired with a Tremec TKX600 5-speed manual transmission, promises an exhilarating driving experience. Suspension upgrades, including QA1 front coilovers, rear Viking adjustable shocks, and air suspension, contribute to enhanced performance. Wilwood brakes with 6-piston front calipers, 3.08 rear gears, Steeroids rack and pinion, and Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires ensure superior handling and control. Notable features such as full-length titanium-wrapped headers, a full-length 3-inch exhaust, Vintage Air, digital gauges, and an ECU heat monitor and cooling system showcase the meticulous attention to detail in this customized ’76 Corvette, making it a standout at the auction for enthusiasts seeking a unique blend of style and high-performance engineering.

Corvette Results for Tuesday, January 9, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In second place Lot G117.1 2022 Corvette 2LT sold for $91,300

Lot G117.1 2022 Corvette 2LT sold for $91,300 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction
Lot G117.1 2022 Corvette 2LT sold for $91,300 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Coupe, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is the epitome of modern performance and luxury. Adorned in a sleek Black exterior and matched with a Black interior, this Corvette embodies sophistication. With only 29 miles on the odometer, it is practically brand new. Under the hood, a formidable 6.2L/495 HP V-8 engine, coupled with an automatic transmission and the Z51 handling package, promises a thrilling driving experience. Packed with advanced features, the 2LT trim includes HD Front/Rear Vision Cameras, stability and traction control, and all-season performance tires. The interior boasts comfort and technology, featuring 8-way power GT bucket seats, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, a Bose performance series 14-speaker audio system, and an 8-inch HD color touchscreen. Technological conveniences like keyless entry and start, OnStar capability, Apple CarPlay, and a performance data and video recorder further enhance the driving experience. With a host of safety features, including rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert, this Corvette combines power, style, and cutting-edge technology, making it a standout at the auction for those seeking the best of contemporary automotive engineering.

In third place Lot G171.1 2021 Corvette 2LT Coupe sold for $82,500

 Lot G171.1 2021 Corvette 2LT Coupe sold for $82,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024
Lot G171.1 2021 Corvette 2LT Coupe sold for $82,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Coupe, presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, exemplifies the perfect fusion of performance and style. Cloaked in a sleek Black exterior with a Jet Black interior, this Corvette boasts a mere 1,299 miles on the odometer, presenting an almost-new and well-maintained specimen. Underneath the hood lies a potent 6.2L/495 HP V-8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering a thrilling driving experience. Enhanced with the Z51 Performance Package, this Corvette features GT2 bucket seats, disc brakes with Edge Red calipers, and a performance exhaust system. The interior offers a blend of comfort and performance with heated and cooled seats, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and HD front curb view cameras. Complete with owner’s manuals, books, window sticker, and an extra key fob, this Corvette is equipped with a heavy-duty cooling system, electronic limited-slip rear differential, Z51 rear spoiler, and Z51 performance suspension and brakes, ensuring it stands out as a top-tier offering for enthusiasts seeking a refined and powerful driving experience.

Corvette Results for Wednesday, January 10, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In place 3 Lot W8 1957 Corvette convertible sold for $115,500

Lot W8 1957 Corvette convertible sold for $115,500 at the Mecum 2024 Auction in Kissimmee
Lot W8 1957 Corvette convertible sold for $115,500 at the Mecum 2024 Auction in Kissimmee

The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, stands as a remarkable example of classic automotive refinement and customization. Resplendent in a timeless Black exterior paired with a sophisticated Tan interior, this Corvette underwent a meticulous professional body-off restoration with unique custom touches. The striking black paint, expertly applied by Vette Doctor, adds an extra layer of allure. Under the hood, a 5.7L/350 HP small block V-8 engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors, Patriot headers, and a Magnaflow exhaust system promises an exhilarating driving experience. The TCI independent suspension, power steering, and power disc brakes ensure optimal handling and control. This ’57 Corvette is not just about performance—it’s a blend of luxury and convenience, featuring power windows, Vintage Air for climate control, and a new soft top frame with an Al Knoch Beige Stayfast top. The attention to detail extends to the interior with beige leather, a custom leather-covered steering wheel, and Auto Meter gauges. Sporting C5 Corvette wheels and tires, a Retro Sound radio with USB/phone port and CD player, and a power-lift hood, this Corvette epitomizes the harmonious fusion of classic aesthetics and modern amenities, making it a standout at the auction for enthusiasts who appreciate both style and performance.

Corvette Results for Thursday, January 11, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In first place Lot T165 1963 Corvette ZO6/NO3 Split Window sold for $935,000

Lot T165 1963 Corvette ZO6 NO3 Split Window sold for $935,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction
Lot T165 1963 Corvette ZO6 NO3 Split Window sold for $935,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/N03 Split Window Coupe, presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is a rare and illustrious piece of automotive history. Cloaked in a stunning Tuxedo Black exterior complemented by a vibrant red interior, this Corvette stands out not only for its striking appearance but also for its exceptional accolades. It holds the distinction of being the only Tuxedo Black-over-Red 1963 Corvette Z06/N03, certified with Bloomington Gold and MCACN Concours Gold honors. Achieving the title of Best Premiere Car at the Boca Raton Concours further solidifies its prestige. Number 51 of only 63 produced with the N03 36.5-gallon fuel tank, this Corvette is equipped with Z06 special heavy-duty brakes and suspension, an original matching numbers 327/360 HP engine, and a 4-speed manual transmission. Notably, it features the iconic Split Window Coupe design unique to the 1963 model year, which marked the debut of the Sting Ray design. The ownership history, original window sticker, and the inclusion of features like Rochester fuel injection, bucket seats, an AM/FM radio, and full-size wheel covers add to its historical significance. This Corvette, deeply rooted in the Mako Shark I concept’s influence, encapsulates the fusion of innovative design and high-performance engineering, making it a prized gem for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

In place 8 Lot T171 1963 Corvette Split Window Custom sold for $220,000

Lot T171 1963 Corvette Split Window Custom sold for $220,000 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction
Lot T171 1963 Corvette Split Window Custom sold for $220,000 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Custom, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, is a masterfully customized rendition of the iconic Split Window coupe from the second generation of America’s sports car. Drenched in a vibrant Viper Red base coat clear coat exterior, this Corvette retains the timeless beauty of its original bodywork while undergoing significant enhancements underneath. The fully-independent Ridetech chassis with coil-over shock absorbers, Borgeson quick-ratio steering box, and Wilwood disc brakes ensure precision handling and efficient stopping power. Powered by a modern 6.2L/550 HP Blueprint LS3 V-8 engine, the car boasts a billet front drive system, DeWitts radiator, and side pipes, creating a perfect fusion of classic aesthetics and cutting-edge performance. The electric hood reveals an immaculate engine bay, and the distressed brown leather custom interior with diamond pleats exudes a luxurious yet rugged charm. Features like the Ididit tilt steering column, Budnik steering wheel, Lokar shifter, and an 11-speaker stereo system further elevate the driving experience. This Corvette is a testament to thoughtful customization, seamlessly blending vintage appeal with contemporary power and amenities, making it a standout attraction for enthusiasts appreciating a unique and high-performance classic.

Corvette Results for Friday, January 12, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In fifth place, Lot F158.1 1963 Harley Earl Styling Car sold for $803,000.

Lot F158.1 1963 Harley Earl Styling Car sold for $803,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction
Lot F158.1 1963 Harley Earl Styling Car sold for $803,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Harley Earl Styling Car, a unique and historic masterpiece, holds a special place in automotive lore. This one-off Styling Car, presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, was a retirement gift from General Motors to the legendary Styling Department Chief, Harley J. Earl. Driven by Earl on the streets of Palm Beach, Florida, in the 1960s, this Corvette served as the Grand Marshal’s vehicle during the 1965 Daytona 500 parade laps, a role echoing its deep connection to automotive history, as the Harley J. Earl Trophy continues to be awarded to the winner of the Daytona 500. Its journey continued when Earl sold it to an Army veteran, whose cross-country travels with the car were documented by a local newspaper. The comprehensive restoration undertaken by former owner Joe Clark, with the assistance of GM Design Center staff and Corvette restoration expert Bob Gold in the 1980s, brought this iconic vehicle back to its former glory. The Bloomington Gold Great Hall in 2011 and the Bloomington Gold Historical Award in 2003 further emphasize its significance. This Corvette, equipped with a 327/300 HP V-8 engine, Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission, and unique features like side pipes, dual-circuit 4-wheel disc brakes, and special interior controls, represents not only an exceptional automotive creation but a tribute to the visionary contributions of Harley J. Earl to the world of automotive design and styling.

In sixth place Lot F232 1963 Corvette ZO6 sold for $770,000

Lot F232 1963 Corvette ZO6 sold for $770,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024
Lot F232 1963 Corvette ZO6 sold for $770,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, presented at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, stands as a rare and distinguished example of Corvette history. This particular Z06 is 1 of only 3 produced in the rare color combination of Daytona Blue exterior with the optional Saddle leather interior, making it a truly unique specimen. Delivered new by Woodward Motors in Keene, New Hampshire, on May 29, 1963, to Hathway Pierce, this Corvette Z06 is one of just 199 built. The Z06 package, conceived by senior Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov as a complete racing package, includes the original matching numbers 327/360 HP fuel-injected V-8 engine, a Muncie M20 wide-ratio 4-speed manual transmission, and a host of performance components such as heavy-duty springs, shock absorbers, a larger diameter sway bar, Positraction, and Cerametalix brakes with internal and external fins. The car has undergone a meticulous restoration, earning prestigious accolades such as Bloomington Gold Certification, NCRS Top Flight, and MCACN Concours Gold in 2019, culminating in the coveted MCACN Triple Diamond Award. The extensive list of honors also includes the Jim Perkins “Chevy Proud” Award at the 2019 Bloomington Gold convention at Hendrick Motorsports. With an odometer reading of just 40,847 miles, this Corvette Z06 retains its original, no-hit body and factory drivetrain, making it a remarkable and highly sought-after piece for collectors and Corvette enthusiasts alike.

in ninth place Lot F171.1 1969 Corvette L88 sold for $495,000

Lot F171.1 1969 Corvette L88 sold for $495,000 at the 2024 Mecum Kissmmee Auction
Lot F171.1 1969 Corvette L88 sold for $495,000 at the 2024 Mecum Kissmmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, showcased at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, represents an iconic piece of Corvette history. One of the 116 L88s produced in its final year of production, this multiple award-winning convertible boasts an impressive list of accolades. Originally sold new at the renowned Malcom Konner Chevrolet in Caldwell, New Jersey, it underwent a meticulous body-off restoration, preserving its original body panels and black vinyl interior. The L88 engine, a legendary 427/430 HP V-8 powerhouse, was designed for racing, featuring forged internals, a high-lift camshaft, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor. Rated at 430 HP but delivering approximately 560 HP, the L88 was a force to be reckoned with on the track. The car’s racing pedigree is evident in its comprehensive suite of performance components, including K66 transistorized ignition, F41 competition suspension, J50/J56 heavy-duty power disc brakes, and a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed manual transmission. With a documented ownership history from 1978, this Corvette has been owned by notable L88 enthusiasts and collectors. Restored by Bloomington Gold Judge Tim Thorpe and later by Corvette Repair, Inc., it retains its original body panels and interior. The car received several prestigious awards, including the Bloomington Gold Certification, NCRS Top Flight, and MCACN Concours Gold and Triple Diamond. Accompanied by extensive documentation, including the tank sticker, NCRS Shipping Data Report, and a large binder of related documents and awards, this 1969 L88 convertible is not just a Corvette; it is a historically significant and highly coveted collector’s piece with an exceptional provenance.

Top Corvette Corvette Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2024  Saturday, January 13

In 10th place Lot S240 1953 Corvette Kindig-It CF1 Custom Roadster sold for $770,000

Lot S240 1953 Corvette Kindig-It CF1 Custom Roadster sold for $770,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction
Lot S240 1953 Corvette Kindig-It CF1 Custom Roadster sold for $770,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

Delivered in March of 2023, the No. 5 Kindig It Designs CF1 Roadster is a stunning reimagining of the classic 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Custom built by Kindig It Designs, this roadster boasts a Cha-Ching Silver exterior with a custom carbon fiber body. Powering this exceptional machine is a Lingenfelter LS 652 HP V-8 engine paired with an automatic transmission. The unique design includes a custom, one-piece rounded windshield, and it garnered attention at prestigious shows, earning the John D’Agostino Award of Excellence at SEMA 2022 when showcased by Dave Kindig himself. The Auburn Red leather bucket seats and matching door panels enhance the interior, featuring a custom two-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel on a tilt column. Modern amenities such as Vintage Air keep the cabin cool. The engine compartment showcases the LS V-8 with polished and painted components, including Auburn Red finned valve covers. The custom five-spoke polished wheels with matte-finished knock-off-style centers and 4-wheel disc brakes with red calipers complete the package. Dave Kindig’s vision for the CF1 Custom Roadster was to address the original Corvette’s limitations while preserving its iconic design, making it a modern interpretation that captures attention and admiration.

Corvette Results for Sunday, January 14, at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

In the first place, Lot U78, The First and Last Corvette L88 Offering Sold for $2,585,000

Lot U78, The First and Last Corvette L88 Offering Sold for $2,585,000 at Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2024
Lot U78, The First and Last Corvette L88 Offering Sold for $2,585,000 at Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

Lot U78, featuring the First and Last Corvette L88 Offering, has been successfully sold for an impressive $2,585,000. This extraordinary lot included the iconic 1967 Convertible, recognized as the very first production Corvette L88, and the 1969 Coupe, the last documented Corvette L88 produced. The 1967 Convertible holds a special place in history as the sole L88 Convertible finished in Tuxedo Black. It gained recognition through its participation in the 1967 Daytona Beach SCCA Runoffs, where it secured an admirable 2nd place, driven by Tony DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson. The car comes with notable documentation, including the Protect-O-Plate, 1968 title, a testimony letter from Tony DeLorenzo, and Al Grenning CCAS affirmation. Additionally, it boasts prestigious accolades such as Bloomington Gold certification, multiple NCRS Top Flight wins, MCACN Triple Diamond, and the NCRS Heritage award in 2013.

The accompanying 1969 Coupe, representing the final Corvette L88 produced, was built on December 4, 1969, the last day of production. Documented with the original tank sticker, ownership history, NCRS certificate, and judging sheet, and title search back to the original owner, this L88 underwent a meticulous body-off restoration by specialist Jim Thorpe. Retaining its matching numbers 427/430 HP V-8 with aluminum heads and intake manifold, the 1969 Coupe is finished in the desirable factory color combination of Fathom Green with Saddle leather interior, earning the NCRS Top Flight award in 2013. Together, these two Corvette L88s represent an extraordinary chapter in automotive history, showcasing the pinnacle of Corvette performance and craftsmanship.

In fourth place Lot U214 2023 Corvette ZO6 Convertible sold for $189,750

Lot U214 2023 Corvette ZO6 Convertible sold for $189,750 at Mecum 2024 Kissimmee Auction
Lot U214 2023 Corvette ZO6 Convertible sold for $189,750 at Mecum 2024 Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible is a high-performance marvel, boasting only 1,636 miles on its odometer. Presented in a striking Arctic White exterior, this convertible features a Carbon Flash-painted power retractable hardtop and nacelles, creating an eye-catching contrast. The Adrenaline Red leather interior is complemented by the Stealth interior trim package, providing a sporty and luxurious ambiance. Equipped with the 2LZ trim and Z06 ultimate performance package, this Corvette ensures an exhilarating driving experience with its 5.5L/670 HP V-8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. The Carbon Flash Metallic-painted outside mirrors, Carbon Flash High wing, dive planes, and carbon fiber ground effects, all painted Carbon Flash, contribute to the car’s aerodynamic and aggressive aesthetic. Technological features include a Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, SiriusXM radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity, and Bluetooth. With amenities like heated and ventilated bucket power seats, dual-zone air conditioning, and a front lift adjustable height memory system, this Z06 Convertible delivers both comfort and cutting-edge performance. Additionally, the Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Brembo ceramic brakes with Bright Red painted calipers, and Spider Black aluminum wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires ensure an optimal driving experience. With a full factory warranty intact, this Corvette represents the pinnacle of modern sports car engineering.

In fifth place Lot U196 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $167,750

Lot U196 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $167,750 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction
Lot U196 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe sold for $167,750 at the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction – Photo Courtesy Mecum

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe stands as a powerful testament to American performance engineering, with its distinctive Sebring Orange exterior making a bold statement. This particular ZR1, with a mere 5,841 miles on its odometer, is presented in the luxurious 3ZR trim and features the Sebring Orange design package, contributing to its unique and eye-catching aesthetics. Under the hood lies a formidable 6.2L/755 HP supercharged V-8 engine, delivering an adrenaline-inducing driving experience. Paired with an automatic transmission, this ZR1 Coupe offers both incredible power and ease of use. The exterior, finished in Sebring Orange, is a rare find, being one of only 2,980 examples produced for the 2019 model year. Inside, the Black leather and suede interior is adorned with Sebring Orange stitching, creating a harmonious and sporty atmosphere. With its limited production, powerful performance, and striking design, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe is a standout among modern sports cars.

In ninth place, Lot U93 1967 Corvette Coupe sold for $148,500.

Lot U93 1967 Corvette Coupe sold for $148,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024
Lot U93 1967 Corvette Coupe sold for $148,500 at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2024 – Photo Courtesy Mecum

Mecum Auctions 2024 Schedule – Collector Cars for Sale

  • Kissimmee, January 2-17, 2024
  • Glendale, March 5-9, 2024
  • Houston, April 4-6, 2024
  • Indy, May 10-19, 2024
  • Tulsa, June 6-8, 2024
  • Walworth, June 27-29, 2024
  • Florida Summer Special, July 10-13, 2024
  • Harrisburg, July 24-27, 2024
  • Monterey, August 15-17, 2024
  • Dallas, September 4-7, 2024
  • Indy Fall Special, October 2-5, 2024
  • Las Vegas, October 17-19, 2024
  • Kansas City, December 5-7, 2024

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