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Mecum will be holding their annual Bloomington Gold auction this Friday and Saturday at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles IL. Over 400 Corvettes are expected to cross the block during the two day affair including a unique 23-car collection comprised entirely of Black Corvettes ranging from 1954-1969 which will be offered at no-reserve.
The collection was assembled by Bill Mullis of Ashville, North Carolina. According to a documentary by Michael Brown Productions, Bill started with a couple of Black Corvettes and, realizing that the black cars are much harder to find, he continued to add only the best examples available.
Mullis? Black Corvette collection features at least one Corvette from 1954-1969, representing every year that Black was available from the factory. In addition to being Black, many of these Corvettes have the engine options that most collectors desire: big blocks, fuelies and high performance V8s. The Corvette featured in the above picture is an early 1966 Corvette Coupe with a 427/450 hp V8 and the 36 gallon fuel tank.
Here is a list of cars that comprise the Mullis Black Corvette Collection:
LOT # YEAR STYLE
S18 1954 Corvette Roadster 235/150 HP, Automatic
S19 1955 Corvette Roadster 265/195 HP, Automatic
S20 1956 Corvette Roadster 265/210 HP, 4-Speed
S21 1957 Corvette Roadster 283/283 HP, 4-Speed
S22 1958 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
S23 1959 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
S24 1960 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
S25 1961 Corvette Roadster 283/270 HP, 4-Speed
S26 1962 Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
S28 1963 Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
S29 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
S30 1964 Corvette Roadster 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
S32 1964 Corvette Coupe 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
S34 1965 Corvette Roadster 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
S35 1965 Corvette Coupe 327/375 HP, 4-Speed
S36 1965 Corvette Coupe 396/425 HP, 4-Speed
S37 1965 Corvette Roadster 396/425 HP, 4-Speed
S39 1966 Corvette Coupe 427/450 HP, 36 Gallon Fuel Tank
S40 1966 Corvette Roadster 427/425 HP, 4-Speed
S41 1967 Corvette Coupe 427/435 HP, 4-Speed
S42 1967 Corvette Roadster 427/435 HP, 4-Speed
S43 1968 Corvette Roadster 427/400 HP, Automatic
S44 1969 Corvette Roadster 427/435 HP, 4-Speed
The Bill Mullis Black Corvette Collection is scheduled to be sold Saturday morning at Mecum’s Bloomington Gold Auction. If you are unable to make it to St. Charles to be there in person, catch all the action via online streaming video or through HD Theater. More details, as well as the other Corvettes for sale, can be found at Mecum.com.