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Mecum and RM Auctions To Offer Great Corvette Collections in November

By October 27, 2010

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November is going to be a big month on the classic Corvette auction circuit - both Mecum Auctions and RM Auctions will be selling off large collections of original high-value Corvettes next month.

Mecum will go first on November 6 with the McDorman collection in Winchester, Ohio. The McDorman collection is one of the few complete collections in the world - with at least one example of every year of Corvette ever made. The collection includes several #001 Corvettes - the first cars off the line in their model years. But it's not the firsts that really make the McDorman collection stand out - it's the special customized cars that should really grab your attention. The first two are cars made especially for Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen and his wife Florence when he was President of Chevrolet Motor Division. Here's an image gallery of Bunkie's custom '63 fuel-injected convertible. Florence's exquisite 1964 pink coupe (shown in the lead photo for this posting) is sure to attract bids.

In addition to the Knudsen Corvettes, an experimental custom 1964 Corvette manufactured for legendary GM design chief Bill Mitchell will also be auctioned at the Mecum event.

Then a week later on November 13, RM Auctions will sell the Milton Robson Collection in Gainesville, Georgia. Highlights of this auction include one of just 43 Factory Airbox Corvette Convertibles ever built. The estimated value of this car is $250,000 - $350,000. Of the original 43, fewer than half are still known to exist today. RM will also sell off a restored 1967 427/435 Roadster. This car is estimated to sell between $150,000 and $225,000, but there's no reserve on these Corvettes, so it will be interesting to see the actual sales prices.

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