Got some money to burn? Always wanted a special Corvette but never foundone to buy? Well now's your chance! Find the Corvette of your dreams atthe Bloomington Gold Auction, June 16-18, 2006, in Saint Charles,Illinois. Over 500 Corvettes will be auctioned off to the highestbidder.
Below are samples of some of the amazing Corvettes to be sold at the34th annual auction. Ten of the Corvettes being auctioned this year are from the coveted Dr. Vance Shappley Collection. Dr. Vance Shappley, a successful urologist practicing in the Memphis area, has always had a passion for automobiles. While his collection includes a wide variety of special-interest cars, he has always had a particular interest in Corvettes, especially rare and distinctive Corvettes.Over the last 25 years Dr. Shappley has assembled, one at a time, a collection of ten extraordinary Corvettes. For example, a pair of "one-off" factory styling cars and a pair of Z-06 coupes. Plus an all original 10,000 mile '65 fuelie, and a fully-documented 1969 L88 convertible. Plus others.Dr. Shappley has decided to share with the rest of us and sell several choice examples at this year's Bloomington Gold Auction. The two Z-06 coupes, a '63 and a '64, will be sold as a pair; the remaining 8 will be sold individually. All ten will be sold with documentation that Dr. Shappley has been able to assemble for each vehicle. Tank stickers, window stickers, warranty books, Protect-O-Plates, Bloomington Gold certifications, awards, honors, and all other relevant materials will reveal why the cars owned by Dr. Vance Shappley are so highly coveted by those in the Corvette world.
For more info, visit www.MecumAuction.com, or call 815-568-8888.
1965 CORVETTE FUEL INJECTED CONVERTIBLE, VIN 194675S112180
Lot S506 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected Convertible
This Tuxedo Black on Maroon leather convertible is an amazing andcompletely unrestored example of how Corvettes were produced at the St.Louis assembly plant. With just 10,461 original miles, this beautifulcar adds to it's rarity with the best of the best for options. Theyinclude a 327/375 fuel injected engine, a close-ratio 4 speedtransmission, 3:55 positraction rear axle, tinted glass, back up lamps,telescopic steering column, AM-FM radio, black convertible top, andpower windows.
This is a three owner car with original warranty book andProtect-O-Plate, original registration receipt, radio tag, radio guideand operating instructions, owner's manual, and original owner notesmade when shopping dealers for the best price. This beautiful car wasfeatured in the 1990 Bloomington Gold Special Collection.
1964 CORVETTE COUPE 40837S101311 GM STYLING/ENGINEERING CAR GPV-57
Lot S507 1964 Chevrolet Corvette GM Styling Car
Among the many unique traits of this car is the GPV-57 special FirefrostBlue paint. Out of the ordinary styling features include dash centergrain molded into fiberglass instead of a vinyl overlay, power windows,power vent windows, two bar aluminum quick take off wheels, uniquetelescopic steering column, teak steering wheel, one-off door panelswith clearance lamps, custom side exhaust system, power antenna,Cadillac style cut pile carpet, custom high back leather seats, customleather covered console, dash cluster and glove box door paintedFirefrost Blue. Other exterior features include a custom egg-crate grilland surround, unusual front bumpers, hood depressions unique to thiscar, and extra chrome in the engine compartment. The drive line is a327/365 engine, and a 4 speed Muncie transmission.
This car was featured in the 1993 Bloomington Gold Special Collection"Motorama Gold." Original documentation includes warranty book issued byGM Engineering.
1967 CORVETTE 427/435HP CONVERTIBLE 194677S103595
Lot S508 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible
This Goodwood Green with white hood stripe on black vinyl Corvette wasrepainted in lacquer in 1978 on a damage free body. Options include a427/435 engine, close-ratio 4 speed transmission, 3:55 positraction rearaxle, power brakes, off road exhaust system, telescopic steering column,aluminum bolt on wheels, speed warning indicator, tinted windshield,white convertible top, auxiliary hardtop, and an AM-FM radio. Vinylseats were replaced with leather before 1978. The car has not driven onthe highway since 1978.
1969 CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE, VIN 194679S710164
Lot S509 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Convertible
Fathom Green with Dark Green vinyl interior. Restored in 1987.
Options include (documented from original tank sticker) C07 auxiliaryhardtop, F41 special performance front and rear suspension, G81 3:36positraction rear axle, J56 heavy duty brakes, K66 transistor ignition,L88 430 HP 427 heavy duty engine, M22 four speed heavy dutytransmission, F70-15 red stripe tires.
Featured in 1988 Bloomington Gold Special Collection "Earthquake 88".
Of the 38,762 Corvettes produced in 1969 only 116 (0.003%) were L88optioned cars. This example has the early closed chamber engine.
1964 CORVETTE COUPE, VIN 40837S102860 GM STYLING/ENGINEERING CAR GPV-61
Lot S510 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Styling
Special Pink Pearl Candy paint by GM Styling department. Built at therequest of Bunkie Knudsen (head of Chevrolet) for his wife. Manyimportant engineering features including 396 hydraulic lifter engine(only offered in a Corvette 1965 as a solid lifter engine) withPowerglide transmission (not offered behind a big block until 1966),many prototype parts on engine as evidenced by 0- part numbers cast intoparts. Many shop made parts by engineering department. Dual circuitpower disc brakes, modified right inner fender, modified frontcrossmember to clear big block balancer, front spring metal ID tag0-261795 FRONT SPG, LOAD 8.56 1539 RATE 224 CODED 3960, powerglideengraved "E66T-14", fan shroud is a very well done hand made part infiberglass, radiator is shop order #7310, many other small engineeringchanges in addition to above.
Styling features include custom pink & cranberry leather interior withMrs. Knudsen's initials in the seat belt buckles, Pinkwall tires, 65style big block hood, 65 style front fender louvers, 65 style rockermoldings, extra chrome in engine compartment, special egg-crate grilleand surround, special pink pearl candy lacquer paint (car still retainsthe original styling department paint).
Options include the 396 cubic inch hydraulic lifter engine, powerglidetransmission, positraction rear axle, power steering, power disc brakes,transistor ignition, power windows, AM-FM radio, power antenna, airconditioning, telescopic steering column, aluminum quick take off wheels(dated April 1964).
This is a very important Corvette, possibly the mule car for producingthe 1966-67 low horse big block high option cars. Featured inVETTE magazine March 1992. Presented in the 1993Bloomington Gold Special Collection "Motorama Gold". Only 396 low hpautomatic every made - you couldn't order this car this way in 64.Fitted with every option ever intended to be installed on a big blockcar.
1964 CORVETTE HIGH PERFORMANCE COUPE, VIN 40837S115153
Lot S511.B 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injection, Z06, Big Tank*To be sold as a pair with Lot # 511A. If the high bid is not accepted,both cars will be offered individually.*
Tuxedo Black with Black vinyl interior. L84 fuel injected 375HP 327, M204-speed close ratio Muncie transmission, G81 3:70 positraction rearaxle, P48 quick take off aluminum wheels, K66 transistor ignition, F40special suspension equipment, J56 heavy duty brakes, N11 off roadservice exhaust, N03 36.5 gallon fuel tank, U69 AM-FM radio, T86 back uplamps.
Unrestored except for one lacquer repaint. Original window sticker,warranty book, registration receipts. 3 owner car. All original parts,38,000 miles.
Bloomington Gold Special Collection 1989, Hall of Fame 1997.
Of the 22,229 1964 Corvettes produced, 29 cars (0.1%) had J56 brakes, 38cars (0.2%) had N03 36.5 gallon fuel tank, 82 cars (0.4%) had F40suspension equipment, 552 cars (2.5%) had K66 transistor ignition, 806cars (3.6%) had P48 quick take off aluminum wheels, 1325 cars (6.0%) hadL84 fuel injection. This is the rarest 1964 Corvette produced.
1963 ZO6 FUEL IINJECTED TANKER IN SEBRING SILVER WITH RED INTERIOR
Lot S511.A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injection, Z06, Big Tank*To be sold as a pair with Lot # 511B. If the high bid is not accepted,both cars will be offered individually.*
The Z06 option and this car in particular is the ultimate '63performance car. It includes power brakes with dual circuit mastercylinder, metallic brakes, and heavy duty suspension (springs, swaybars, and shocks). Factory original black wall 6.70 x 15 tires, plus a36.5 gallon fuel tank and rare Sebring Silver paint trimmed with a rarered interior make this one of the world's most collectable Corvettes,not to mention '63s.
Restored per museum accuracy instead of the more typicalover-restorations. The restoration was completed by one of BloomingtonGold's most respected 1963 judges. Gold Certified in 1985, this car hasbeen maintained in that exact condition since. Featured in theBloomington Gold Special Collection and inducted into the BloomingtonGold Hall of Fame.
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Lot S514 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Convertible
This 427/390 Corvette has only 36,000 original miles. Options include a4 speed transmission, air conditioning, both tops, power windows, powersteering, power brakes, telescopic steering column, side exhaust, andblack vinyl interior. Documented back to original dealer includingwindow sticker, tank sticker, and Protect-O-Plate. Bloomington GoldCertified in 1987.
1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L82
Lot S512 1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82 - 9,300 Actual Miles
- UNRESTORED 9,300 ACTUAL MILES
- L82 350 CUBIC INCH 225 HP ENGINE - 1 of 14,516
- MX1 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
- CC1 REMOVABLE GLASS ROOF PANELS
- C49 REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
- C60 AIR CONDITIONING
- D35 SPORT MIRRORS
- D80 FRONT & REAR SPOILERS
- K30 CRUISE CONTROL
- N37 TILT & TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
- N90 ALUMINUM WHEELS (4)
- QBS WHITE LETTER SBR TIRES 225/60 R15
- UP6 AM-FM STEREO RADIO WITH CB TRANSCEIVER
- U75 POWER ANTENNA
- U81 DUAL REAR SPEAKERS
- ZX2 CONVENIENCE GROUP
- ZQ2 POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS
- Copy of original invoice
- Copy of original title application
- Copy of original title
- Copy of second owner title
- Warranty folder
- Owners manual
- Maintenance schedule
- Consumer Information sheet
- Chemical paint spotting notice
- Delco radio with CB transceiver booklet
- Citizens Band radio Rules & Regulations
- Sunvisor sleeve with glass top warning
- Sunvisor sleeve with sport mirror information
1989 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CHALLENGE CAR
Lot S513 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Challenge Car
- Johnny Rutherford (first race)
- Tommy Kendall (11 races, except 1 & 7)
- Paul Tracey (7th race)
This car participated in all 11 races with Tommy Kendall finishing 5th overall in points.
Sponsored by Young Chevrolet, Dallas, TX; ICI; and Jumbo Racing/Exxon
- Paperwork back to original dealer, Valley Chevrolet, Wilkes Barre, PA
- Racing dealer sponsor Young Chevrolet, Dallas, TX
- SCCA Log Book
- Race results for 11 races
- Autographed pictures of Tommy Kendall at the race tracks with the car in 1989.
- Identified and verified in the Corvette Challenge registry