Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to Auction

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Bart Starr's Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to the 2018 Mecum Auction in Indy (Source: Mecum Auction)
Bart Starr’s Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to the 2018 Mecum Auction in Indy (Source: Mecum Auction)

Bart Starr’s 1967 MVP Corvette will be going up for auction at the Mecum Spring Classic 2018 – May 15 – May 20 held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205.

We learn from the Mecum’s website that “In January 1967, the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl under the leadership of quarterback Bart Starr. One of the NFL’s all-time greatest players, Starr led the Packers to a 35-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.”

Bart Starr was awarded this 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible for his efforts.

This Vette was built at the St. Louis assembly plant in June 1967 and was ordered in Goodwood Green to match the Packers’ home jerseys.

It has a black interior and black soft top. Under the hood, it has the base 327/300 HP small-block V-8, and a 4-speed manual transmission, a 3.36:1 Positraction differential, Soft Ray-tinted windshield, telescopic steering column and an AM/FM radio.

It changed hands along the was and finally ended up with Michael Anderson, owner of Thunder Valley Classic Cars, who purchased the Corvette, which by then had been in storage for several years. Anderson took the Corvette back to his facility in St. Joseph.

Michael Anderson is an accomplished restorer with several Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight winners to his reputation. Anderson soon authenticated the Corvette’s origin when he uncovered the tank sticker, which stated, “Courtesy Delivery: B. Starr.” He also found an AFL-NFL World-Championship Game ink pen underneath the passenger seat.

As he continued to inspect the Corvette, he found it was incredibly original but in need of restoration.

We learn from the Mecum Auction’s website that Anderson “removed the body from the frame to clean and recondition the undercarriage and suspension, hand-scrubbing the chassis components and the body underside and replacing the body mounts, suspension rubbers, u-joints, seals, and bearings. The brake system was overhauled, and the calipers were upgraded with stainless-steel piston sleeves for durability. Anderson asserts that the car runs and drives well, and he further confirms that the driveline is original and matching-numbers to the car; the engine has never been disassembled and still retains the original gaskets and paint. A new Dewitts reproduction radiator was installed, but the original was retained to accompany the car.”

As to the Goodwood Green paint, we learn that is is mostly original with only a few minor touch-ups, a little patina, and some cracking.

Bart Starr’s MVP 1967 Corvette will go across the Mecum Indy Auction Block Friday, May 18, 2018. It would be Lot F162 if you wanted to bid on it.

Here are Bart Starr’s 1967 Corvette’s Specifications:

 

SOURCE: Mecum Auctions
  • Built June 1967 and finished at the factory in Goodwood Green to celebrate the Green Bay Packers victory in the very first Super Bowl
  • Unrestored with mostly original paint
  • 48,000 believed-original miles
  • Original 327/300 HP engine
  • Casting Date: E-18-7, Stamp Pad: 7120233 V0525HE
  • Original Munice 4-speed transmission
  • Casting Date: P7H02, Stamp Pad: 7S120233
  • Original rear end, Casting Date: AM 5-23-67
  • The original paint presents with great patina and a couple areas of touch up work
  • Original Black interior and soft top
  • Telescopic steering column, AM/FM radio
  • The frame and suspension were reconditioned and extensively cleaned
  • The body mounts, suspension rubbers, u-joints, seals, bearings were replaced
  • Stainless steel sleeved brake calipers
  • New Dewitts radiator, original is included
  • Rally wheels with bias-ply Redline tires
  • An amazing artifact of NFL and Green Bay Packers history

Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

Auction Schedule
Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic
May 15-20, 2018
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Admission:  $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after May 15—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission

Preview: Gates open daily at 7:30 a.m.

Auction: Vehicles begin at 10 a.m. daily

Road Art Auctions: Begin at 9 a.m. daily



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