Take Your Pick Of Corvettes From The Motorious Convertible Auction
Jeffrey N. RossMotoriousApril 22, 2020
Out of the 42 lots, there are 15 Corvettes representing the first four generations.
The upcoming Motorious Convertible Only Online Auction will have some sort of classic or collectible drop-top for just about all tastes and budgets, and one of the most popular cars is the Chevrolet Corvette. Out of 42 auction lots total, 15 of them are a variety of Corvettes from each of the car’s first four generations.
It’s always cool to see C1 Corvettes as this generation evolved from a low-volume roadster to true American sports car over nine years. There are a pair of 1954 ‘Vettes that will be up for grabs including one that underwent a concours-level frame-off restoration as well as a pair of 283-cubic ’61 ‘Vettes, but the highlight of these C1s is the gorgeous 1962 Corvette packing a fuel-injected 327 cubic-inch V8.
The market for C2 Corvettes is hotter than ever, and these five examples show how much value these cars hold. With the exception of the 1966 LS-powered restomod, all of these mid-year ‘Vettes are expected to hammer for well over six figures including the trio if factory 427 V8 cars, which are all award winners including two with NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold credits to their name. The 1967 Corvette pictured above is one of these 427s, and it shows well in its rare color combination with Ermine White with a white hard top, blue soft top, blue interior.
If you’re looking for a classic Corvette on a budget, the C3 is probably the way to go. The C3 Corvettes that will be up for auction include a numbers-matching 1968 convertible with a 327 and a hard top, while the 1974 big-block stands as the second to last year for the Corvette convertible until 1986. The most valuable of these C2s is the 1969 numbers-matching Corvette with a 427, which is expected to auction for up to $100,000.
Starting with the C4 generation, Indy 500 pace cars started to become increasingly more common special editions of the Corvette, and this was the case in 1986 and 1995. Chevrolet only made 732 examples of this yellow Indy 500 pace car in 1986, and only 527 pace cars in 1995; this one has just 273 actual miles on it! Rounding out the C4 Corvettes in this auction is the king of the hill – a 1991 ZR-1 with just 12,000 miles on the odometer.