The Mecum Collector Car Auction was held on March 31-April 2 at the NRG Center, One NRG Park Houston, TX. This auction featured 71 Corvettes that range from 1954 to two 2022s. We have the results at the end of our article.
The 11th annual Mecum Classic Car Houston auction took place on March 31-April 2, 2022 at the NRG Center, Houston, Texas. They set yet another record total coming in at $34.5 million. The 2022 auction, saw 1,047 vehicles cross the auction block with an 86% sell-through rate achieved.
With plenty of muscle cars, Corvettes, ’50s classics, customs, pickups – there was something for everyone. We of course will look at the Corvettes. At the end of this article, we have a ledger with the Corvettes listed by model year and what they bid or sold for. The highest sold Corvette was Lot S95, a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible which had a hammer price of $203,500.
Corvettes in the Triple J Collection
1967 Corvette L71 427/435 HP Big-Block V-8 Engine for Sale!
SOLD FOR $154,000
Estimated Value $100,000 – $125,000
One of the collections that will be sold at no reserve is the Triple J Collection. This collection includes a 4-speed 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S54) with a 427/435 HP engine 1967 Corvette Matching Numbers 427/435 HP V-8 engine
The 1967 Corvette is a legend. This Corvette available at the Mecum Houston Auction has the sensational L71 427/435 HP Big-Block V-8 Engine. The L71 Carried Three 2-Barrel Holley Carburetors Mounted Inline on a Special Aluminum Intake Manifold and Actuated Progressively by Drawing a Vacuum Signal from the Center Intake Plenum. It has an incredibly high-performance 4-Speed Manual Transmission, Positraction, and K66 Transistorized Ignition. The 427/435 HP Corvette Also Featured Stronger Rear Axles and Universal Joints Capable of Handling Its Unprecedented Output. In addition to that comprehensive performance package, the matching numbers example offered here combines Goodwood Green paint with a white stinger stripe, dual side exhaust, power brakes, finned aluminum bolt-on wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, and a black interior offering heat and defrost and an AM/FM radio. A giant even among big-block Corvettes of the period, this highly desirable 1967 coupe is documented with a binder of receipts. If you want to be part of this legend, bid on this Chevrolet beauty now before it’s too late!
LOT S55 1954 CORVETTE ROADSTER 235 CI, Automatic
Estimated Value $60,000 – $80,000
SOLD FOR $79,750
Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an exclusive collector’s item – a 1954 Corvette. The 1954 Corvette only had 3,640 total production – all roadsters! From the infamous Triple J Ranch Auto Collection, it will no doubt sell out at an auction within seconds. The white exterior paint job coupled with the iconic red leather seats are sure to catch anyone’s eye and make them eager for bidding wars among fans. Be prepared for heavy competition among other enthusiasts because there are very few items from these early days!
- 235 CI Blue Flame 6-cylinder engine
- Side draft carburetors
- Automatic transmission
- Polo White with Red interior
- AM radio
- Chrome bumpers
- Dual exhaust
- Firestone wide Whitewall tires
LOT S50 1962 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 327 CI, Automatic
Estimated Value $75,000 – $100,000
SOLD FOR $71,500
This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible can be seen as the final model of a first-generation car. With an upgraded engine for 260 horsepower, it boasted a number of changes to improve its performance with adjustments in springs, shocks, and steering geometry. Only minimal cosmetic updates were made, however–bright trim around the body was replaced by solid black lines so customers could only have one color on their car now. New decorative touches like simulated vents or Ribbed Rocker Panel Moldings would keep them looking fresh and new. This car has never been touched by anything but loving care; it comes equipped with a 327 CI V-8, Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission, dual exhaust, and full-size Spinner Wheel Covers over wide whitewall tires which are perfect for cruising down long stretches of roads or through scenic countryside loops.
LOT S53 1964 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 327 CI, 4-Speed
Estimated Value $50,000 – $70,000
SOLD FOR $49,500
The 1964 Chevrolet Corvette with a convertible roof is just one of 13,925 made (total production that year was 22.,229); these were the third year of production for this very popular car. At this time, there were already many different configurations available and options included things such as 4-speed manual transmission, power brakes, power steering, Soft Ray-tinted windshields, heaters, and defrosters amongst other things. Another nice touch was Goodyear Viva tires in either gold stripe or white lettering – both adorned with spinner wheel covers. With a sleek exterior that matched its interior coloration perfectly (a beautiful crimson). Anyone who buys it can enjoy the comfortable feeling of riding in high style.
LOT S39 1998 CORVETTE PACE CAR EDITION 1 of 547 with 6-Speed
Estimated Value $30,000 – $40,000
SOLD FOR $20,900
One of 1,163 made and one of just 547 equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition is one outstanding addition to the history of Corvette pace cars. Few production vehicles of any type have come close to this unique model for sheer audacity. Indeed, if a pace car’s secondary purpose is to serve as an image-maker for its manufacturer, it doesn’t get much better than this. In just its second year of production, the C5 Corvette was ready for pace car duty straight from the Bowling Green assembly plant; its all-new LS1 engine (brand new) came in at 345 HP giving it better handling than any previous models had shown before.
The Indy Pace Car package included exclusive Pace Car Purple paint, sweeping multicolored Indianapolis 500 exterior appliques, yellow-painted standard wheels, and black and yellow leather seats with matching interior trim. Like all Pace Car Edition convertibles, this example is fully equipped, offering power steering and disc brakes, power windows, locks and mirrors, an Active Handling System, dual-zone air conditioning, a black convertible top, Delco-Bose AM/FM/CD stereo, and more.
LOT S35 2007 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 6.0L, 2,082 Miles
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Estimated Value $40,000 – $50,000
SOLD FOR $33,000
This Corvette from 2007 is an outstanding tribute to the 2006 Indianapolis 500 Official Pace Car with the added benefit of being a convertible instead of the original Z06 coupe. It was built for racing enthusiasts alike and still holds true to this day! The 2006 Indy 500 marked the 17th time a Chevrolet had paced the 500 and the eighth time a Corvette led the pack. The 500’s status as a uniquely American tradition, combined with Chevrolet’s An American Revolution advertising campaign, inspired a bold red, white, and blue graphics theme displaying an abstract U.S. flag pattern with Victory Red and Cobalt Blue stripes on an Arctic White base, flanked by white stars. A large Victory Red Bowtie emblem and Chevrolet windshield callout drive home the sponsor’s participation, and large Official Pace Car and Indianapolis Motor Speedway badges emphasize this Corvette.
At just 2,082 miles, this 2007 Corvette convertible is a very fresh and well cared for example powered by the lusty LS2 6.0L V-8 engine, in this case mated to a paddle-shifted automatic transaxle. Goodyear Eagle F1 tires on alloy wheels covering red-painted brake calipers complete this replica Pace Car, which also features black and gray leather upholstery, air conditioning, and AM/FM sound with Bose speakers.
LOT S34 2013 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 7.0L/505 HP, 26,724 Miles
Estimated Value $40,000 – $60,000
SOLD FOR $51,700
When Model Year 2013 Corvette came about, so did the 60th anniversary of the Corvette. There was one exception this year, however; this would be the last year for C6 Corvettes to be made. In celebration, Chevrolet has brought back what is considered one of their most iconic models–the Convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine. This new model set a new standard for what it means to drive a Corvette. This machine is built off of the sturdy hydro-formed steel frame just like its predecessors but comes with an all-aluminum dry-sump lubrication system that gives drivers 505 horsepower at their disposal at any given moment as well as an already proven rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission and rear axles that can provide you with maximum power transfer along with full magnetic ride control and even a convenient space saver in case you ever run out of gas!
Showing 26,724 miles on the odometer, this 2013 Corvette 427 convertible turns heads with its brilliant yellow paint, matching yellow brake calipers, and machine-face, 10-spoke, 19- and 20-inch Corvette wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The power-operated, black convertible top folds away to reveal a black leather interior boasting dual-zone air conditioning, a six-way power driver’s seat, a Bose Premium stereo, navigation, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
LOT S43 2013 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 6.2L/610 HP, 5,660 Miles
Estimated Value $40,000 – $50,000
SOLD FOR $52,800
This sharp yet used Chevy Corvette Convertible has minimal mileage. It was born as a Code W Grand Sport – denoting its 430 HP LS3 V-8 engine and 6-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission. With 4-wheel power disc brakes with silver calipers, leather bucket seats, power windows, locks and mirrors, an AM/FM/CD stereo, 60th Anniversary Corvette door tread plates, and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires on 18-inch 5-spoke wheels it comes equipped with the optional 3LT trim package which adds a power telescoping steering column, memory package, heated power seats, and a home remote control for opening up the convertible top all at once.
In addition to being decked out with the usual bells and whistles like power windows, locks, AC, etc., this 2013 Corvette also received some extreme modifications courtesy of Street Legal Performance – America’s leading aftermarket supplier of high-performance products. From the installation of a TVS 2300 supercharger combined with custom headers and an enhanced performance exhaust system, you can bet that this car has got it all covered! You’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for this one. It comes with unbeatable specs but it also looks undeniably sleek thanks to its custom vented hood, ZR1-style front fascia along with newly installed side skirts and rear quarter panels which give off an unmistakable vibe!
Below are Corvette Auction Results from the Mecum Houston Auction 2022
They are listed by Corvette model year.
- T-Thursday March 31
- F-Friday April 1
- S-Saturday April 2
|Lot||Year||Model||High bid||Sold Price|
|S130||1963||Corvette Split Window Coupe||$160,000|
|F211.1||1966||Corvette Convertible||No Info|
|S177||1966||Corvette Custom Convertible||$70,000|
|S103||1967||Corvette Convertible||No Info|
|F314||1972||Corvette LT1 Coupe||$40,000|
|T205||1978||Corvette Pace Car Edition||$30,800|
|T211||1978||Corvette Pace Car Edition||$22,000|
|S200||1979||Corvette Custom Coupe||$32,000|
|T116||1982||Corvette Collector Edition||$16,500|
|T319||1982||Corvette Collector Edition||$14,850|
|T38||1990||Corvette Convertible||No Info|
|T45||1993||Corvette 40th Anniversary Coupe||$8,500|
|S39||1998||Corvette Pace Car Edition||$20,900|
|S108||2013||Corvette 60th Anniversary Convertible||$41,800|
|S178||2022||Corvette 3LT Coupe||$143,000|
Bidder registration for Mecum Houston 2022 is available in advance online at Mecum.com and on-site at the auction for 0, and it includes admission for two to all three auction days. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, with options for both online and telephone bidding.
Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after March 30; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Presiding health and safety protocols will remain in place for all those in attendance.
For more information on Mecum Houston 2022 and all other scheduled 2022 auctions, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Background of Mecum Auctions
Established in 1988, The Mecum Auction Company host many auctions annually. They specialize in selling Collector Cars, Antique Motorcycles, Motorcycles, and Road Art of all types. They are the industry leader in terms of classic car auctions, having sold 20,000 collector car vehicles annually for over 30 years. This is the 11th year for the Houston Mecum Auction.
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