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Collection of 23 black Corvettes sells for $1.65 million

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Mecum Auctions at the recent Bloomington Gold paraded a collection of 23 black Corvettes six miles through St. Charles, Illinois, under police escort to its auction site at Pheasant Run Resort. (see attached video)

The black Corvettes - all from one man's collection - covered the model years 1954 through 1969 with at least one example from each year, all of them offered at no reserve. The top seller among the black cars was a 1958 convertible with 283 fuelie with radio, heater, windshield washer and courtesy lamp delete. It had scored 99.6 percent in NCRS judging and pulled Mecum’s second-highest price at Bloomington – $142,500 – surpassed only by a one-of-two 1971 ZR2 convertible that scored to the tune of $410,000. A second 1958 convertible, this one with the dual-quad 283, collected $97,000. A 1965 fuel-injected coupe that acquired an NCRS Duntov award sold for $110,000. Each Corvette in the collection was restored to a very high standard of correctness.

1954 Corvette Roadster 235/150 HP, Automatic
1955 Corvette Roadster 265/195 HP, Automatic
1956 Corvette Roadster 265/210 HP, 4-Speed
1957 Corvette Roadster 283/283 HP, 4-Speed
1958 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
1959 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
1960 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
1961 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
1962 Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
1963 Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
1963 Corvette Coupe 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
1964 Corvette Roadster 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
1964 Corvette Coupe 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
1965 Corvette Roadster 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
1965 Corvette Coupe 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
1965 Corvette Coupe 396/425 HP, 4-Speed
1965 Corvette Roadster 396/425 HP, 4-Speed
1966 Corvette Coupe 427/450 HP, 36 Gal. Fuel Tank
1966 Corvette Roadster 427/425 HP, 4-Speed
1967 Corvette Coupe 427/435 HP, 4-Speed
1967 Corvette Roadster 427/435 HP, 4-Speed
1968 Corvette Roadster 427/400 HP, Automatic
1969 Corvette Roadster 427/435 HP, 4-Speed

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rhonda
Aug 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm
OMG! drool image
 
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55Stepside
Jul 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm
Wow, what a haul.
 
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revhard
Jul 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Wow, How Awsome is that
 
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RancheroBoy
Jul 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm
Guess the seller need the garage space?
 
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GoldenGirl
Jul 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm
Wow! that was quite a haul, thanks for sharing. I love the Mecum auctions, we go every year to Kissimmee.
 
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CorvairJim
Jul 6, 2011 at 11:37 am
I just did the math - The remaining 20 cars sold for an average of roughly $61,000... not exactly chump change!
 

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