The upcoming Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida on January 18th – January 27th features what has to be the largest collection of super rare Chevrolet Corvette’s ever brought together at one event. Big brake cars, “tanker” cars, L88’s, big blocks, split window’s, fuelie’s, Z06, Zr1, you name it, they are going to be going across the blocks at the Mecum auction in Kissimee.
It would take all day to list them all but I thought I’d touch on a couple of dozen or so.
Things really start off getting nice with a nice factory air 1963 split-window coupe in lot number W181. Looking for a newer collectible? How about a 1994 ZR1 with 11,900 miles in lot T102 or a 5,500 mile 1996 Grand Sport in lot T92. Not excited yet? How about the first big brake car of the week? A 1962 Big Brake Fuelie car in lot T230.
Now I’ve got your attention don’t I? Well its only Thursday. Friday is when your head will really start to spin!
Lot F60 starts us off early Friday with a 1962 Fuelie car. But they really heat up at lot F245 with a 1962 Big Brake, “Tanker” Fuelie car. Anyone of these options would make this a rare find, but all three together? Look out! Or how about the very next lot? Lot F246 a factory 1957 race car. Of course its fuel injected. Lot F247 is a nice 64 Convertible. Fuel Injected of course. Lot F248 might be my favorite car of the auction. A beautiful rare charcoal grey color catches your eye on this 1958 big brake fuelie car. Or how about F250? Not only is this 1959 a big brake car and a fuelie car, its a barn find and in amazing original condition. Finishing off Friday is a 1959 Big Brake Fuelie in lot number F270
Impressed yet? At rough count at this point there have been 6 split-windows, 3 LT1’s, 4 big brake cars, 1 “tanker” car, and 12 Fuelie’s. And the best is yet to come!
S118– 1965 Big Tank Fuelie Coupe
S122– Big Brake, Tanker, Fuelie is there an echo in here?
S120 same ole’ same ole’. I mean these are once in a life time cars, and there are going to be rows of them at Kissimmee!
S128-Should really be Lot Z06
S147– Big Brake, fuelie, 1957
S158– How about a COPO Vette?
S160– This is an odd one, a “Tanker” car without a fuelie unit! A poor man’s ride!
S164– An ULTRA RARE ZR2
How about a pair of L88’s? S159 and S172.
Lot S187 is the famous “Entombed” Corvette.
We finish off our list with a rare Pennant Blue 1955 at lot number S193.
But this is just a scratch of the surface. I lost count at around two dozen big block cars, several other 1954’s, one 1953. This auction has it all. My rough count of the rare ones is as follows.
Big Brake Cars-8
Fuel Injected Cars-21
Show me a more rare collection of Vette’s than that! For more info visit Mecum.com
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I’ll leave you with a little more drool material.
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