It didn’t quite make that one-million mark, but it still was way out of my reach and likely a lot of other Corvette fans. Yup, that pristine 1967 427 Corvette we all raved over with fewer than 3,000 miles ended up crossing the block at $725,000. That’s a quarter-million shy of that big mark a lot of people thought the classic ‘Vette might go for at the Mecum auction in Houston. So I guess, you could say whoever purchased the car got a mighty fine deal.
When it comes to a car that speaks to the Corvette’s legacy in America in a unique way, this might be one of the coolest I’ve come across in a while. This one-of-a-kind classic, which was on display at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday, is a 1967 Sting Ray once owned by astronaut Neil Armstrong … you know, the first person to walk on the moon. Yeah, this car is kind of a big deal.
I have to admit, I’ve always been partial to any story about a U.S. veteran’s love for his or her American automobile. To me, these two things represent a lot of the stuff that makes America great. Over the years, I’ve come across some pretty emotional stories about veterans and their cars, but the one I stumbled on of a former Marine staff sergeant named Mike Kimmons probably tops the list.
We’re getting all “split window” with you in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. Your computer screen should be as beautiful as your dreams, so click past the jump to give this Sting Ray a home on your monitor.
The bets are starting to roll in on two hot Corvettes up for auction in April, and the speculation is that both could fetch up to $1 million each when they cross the block. The first up is the Bunkie Knudsen Corvette, a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray built specifically for General Motors Chevrolet Division General Manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen.