There may be some confusion about how many Corvettes with 36-gallon fuel tanks were built back in the ‘60s, but there’s certainly no question about how valued these cars are to auctioneers now.
A 1953 Corvette Roadster, one of 300 produced, was the third highest earning car sold at Mecum’s Classic Car Museum Auction.
$680,000? Isn’t the Corvette supposed to be a more affordable piece of the American dream?
Remember that 1967 Corvette L88 that sold for $3.85 million at Barrett-Jackson earlier this year? Well, there’s another one going up for auction if you found yourself a little short on cash to bid on that last one.
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.