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Mecum To Auction Several Rare Corvettes This Weekend In St. Charles, Illinois

By September 16, 2010

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1969 427 CorvetteAfter the frenetic sales of the Monterey auctions last month, combined with Corvettes at Carlisle and the rest of the end-of-summer action, most auction houses take a breather - but Mecum Auctions is back on the block with a big auction this coming weekend in St. Charles, Illinois.

Interesting Corvettes at the Mecum St. Charles auction include the 1969 L71 Tri-Power 427 Corvette convertible pictured here. This Corvette isn't entirely original, as the purists would want, but take a look and I think you'll agree this is a Corvette worth collecting. The '69 will cross the block on Saturday, September 18. Also on the dock this weekend is a 1966 427/390 convertible, which doesn't have much information with it, but if you're looking for a big-block C2, there aren't a lot out there.

As I write, the auction is underway, and an original 1967 327/300 convertible is scheduled to cross the block at any moment. This is a one-owner (well, until tonight) with less than 50,000 original miles. That's rare in the classic car world, and this car is sure to bring a good price. I'll report back after the weekend with sales figures on all these cars.

Following up on a post from earlier this week, the 1964 Pontiac Banshee XP833 concept car is still for sale on ebay, and at this time the bidding is sitting at $105,100 with three days left. Most ebay auctions see all their serious buyers in the first few minutes or the last few seconds, so I'll keep an eye on it and report back after the weekend.

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