Earlier this year, the first 2014 Corvette Stingray was auctioned off at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction.
Now comes word that three very special Corvettes from the very distant past – plus a rare collectible – will be on the block at Barrett-Jackson on Jan. 18, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The four Corvettes all come from the collection of Carlisle Events co-owner Lance Miller.
First up is a super-nice 1953 Corvette – the 181st ever made – with just 9,260 miles! Then comes a tribute matching VIN #181 2003 50th anniversary Corvette with the same number of miles. You also get a pedal car VIN #181 scaled to match the ’53. Those three Corvettes will be sold as a package deal in lot numbers 5038 and 5038.1.
As if that weren’t enough, shortly before that trio crosses the block, another super-rare Corvette – the George Barris custom 1963 Corvette race and show car that’s known as the Asteroid Corvette – will be sold separately in lot number 5024.
You can watch the bidding live as all four cars go on the block during a two-hour special from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 on Fox.
Along with the Asteroid Corvette will be the chance to buy a very nice original painting of the car doing a burnout as well as trophies that the car won on the track and at shows. They were purchased through the family of original owner Bob Nordskog, who was chief editor and owner of Powerboat Magazine and had the painting on his office wall for years.
“Having the painting and trophies available along with the Asteroid itself makes for a complete package that any true collector should want,” Miller said. “I’m excited to see in person each of these cars cross the block, and I think the viewing audiences, both in person in Scottsdale and those watching at home, will really enjoy what they see.”
You can get a sneak preview of these historic Corvettes, as well as hear comments from Lance Miller and his mother, during a program on Fox Sports 1 called “Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014: The First Look” on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. EST.