‘53 Corvette Roadster Ranks With Classic Rolls-Royces at Mecum

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Sure, it might not be a tough decision for readers of Corvette Forum who have $300K or so to play with, but I still think it’s worth noting that a classic Corvette was among the top ten sales in an auction that included five Rolls-Royces.

This 1953 Roadster, one of 300 produced, was the third highest earning car sold at Mecum’s Classic Car Museum Auction. The classic went for a price of $200,000, according to Mecum.com. Features on the Corvette include a Polo White and Sportsman Red interior, a 235/150 HP inline 6 cylinder engine, and painted steel wheels, just to name a few.

A 1962 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Drophead Coupe took the top post with an auction price of $320,000 and the number 2 spot went to a 2010 Phantom Drophead Coupe. Two other Rolls-Royces took the sixth and eighth spots with prices of $150,000 and $115,000, respectively.

Even though it needed a little work to get up and running, I’d say the buyer of the ’53 Roadster is the one who really came out on top.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

via [Mecum.com]

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