1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE GOES ON BLOCK A MECUM MONTEREY AUCTION

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1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLETank Sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Two TopsLOT S102 Goes on the block at the Monterey 2016 Mecum Auction ESTIMATE $600,000 - $750,000 Only 116 L88s were built in 1969 - Photos by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions HIGHLIGHTS Bloomington Gold Special Collection participant in 1988 and 2008Documented with the original tank sticker verified by NCRS historic document service, Protect-O-Plate and owner's manualOnly 116 L88s were built in 1969L88 427/430 HP engine with first design closed chamber aluminum headsM22 Rock Crusher 4-speed4.56 Positraction rear endJ56 heavy duty brakesK66 transistorized ignitionAuxiliary hardtop and Black soft topFathom Green with matching Dark Green interiorIn the spring of 1969, the original owner embarked upon a 6,000 miles round trip to AlaskaUpon return to Michigan, the car was sold and campaigned as a drag car by…
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Hagerty Predicts $370 Million in Classic Car Sales During Upcoming Monterey Auctions

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Photo Credits: Kjpargeter - Freepik.com7 Percent Year-Over-Year Decrease Balanced by Predicted Growth in $10+ Million VehiclesTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 3, 2016)– Hagerty forecasts $370 million in sales for the upcoming collector car auctions in and around Monterey, Calif., August 18-21. This represents a 7 percent year-over-year reduction in estimated auction sales totals.With a 5 percent reduction in vehicles offered, more vehicles will be offered in the $10+ million range this year (11, compared to 10 in 2015). The top 10 expected sales, including several "once-in-a-lifetime" offerings, include:1955 Jaguar D-type Roadster (RM Sotheby’s)1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider (RM Sotheby’s)1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider (closed headlight) (Gooding & Company)1962 Shelby Cobra 260 (RM Sotheby’s)1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione (Gooding & Company)1933 Alfa Romeo 8C (Gooding & Company)1932 Bugatti…
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$16.7 Million In Total Sales At Mecum Harrisburg 2016 Auction

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70 Percent Sell-Through Rate, Standing-Room Only Crowds Mark Great Event WALWORTH, Wis. – July 26, 2016 – Mecum Auctions celebrated a great three days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with $16.7 million in total sales and an impressive 70 percent sell-through rate for the auction. The results further validate why Harrisburg is such a great central location to properly serve the incredible enthusiasm for collector cars in the northeastern United States. Evidence of this passion could be found in the standing-room-only crowds that made their presence known throughout the entirety of the event and the fact that consignments came in from 26 states. Top 10 sales at the Mecum Harrisburg 2016 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices): 1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S124) at $220,000 [caption id="attachment_4986"…
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