Quite the unique collection!
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The six Corvettes that constitute this awe-inspiring collection to be offered in Indianapolis this May by Dr. Mark Davis are all stunning red-on-red examples ranging in model year from 1958 to 1968. Not only is each example a sight for sore eyes, but they are also all highly original, award-winning convertible models with low miles and excellent documentation.
America’s Sports Car has remained among the most popularly admired and desired automobiles to ever roll out of a U.S.-based factory dating all the way back to its original introduction in 1953 with its famous first run of 300 hand-built examples. While that first group was offered in only one color combination of Polo White over Sportsman Red, the instant commercial success of the Corvette led to demand for a more diverse color palette in which to dress the sporting new vehicle, and by 1954, four exterior color options were made available: Polo White, Black, Pennant Blue and Sportsman Red. Those options have continued to shift and change throughout the many years and generations of Corvette produced in the time since, but for every model year produced from 1954 onward, some form of bold and racy red has remained on the option list. This group of ‘Vettes makes it easy to see why.
The earliest model in the collection, the 1958, is one of just three 1958 Corvettes to have secured the NCRS Bowtie award, while the 1966 model stands as the lowest-mile 427 Corvette from that year known to exist with just 11,400 miles on its clock. And, remarkably, several of the cars in this assemblage boast Bloomington Gold Benchmark certification, which is considered the ultimate standard for unrestored vehicles, requiring that the car must attain Gold certification and excel in all four categories of Survivor certification during the same weekend of judging. According to the respected Bloomington Gold organization, to date, fewer than 5% of the Corvettes that have achieved certification have received the prestigious Benchmark award.
In all, this is one truly amazing group of Select Red-on-Red Survivor Corvettes from the Dr. Mark Davis Collection, and the opportunity to own one of these rare and celebrated cars isn’t likely to come around again anytime soon. For bidders in Indy, the option to bid on any or all of these six rarities is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that no enthusiast will forget.