400 Vettes go under the hammer at Mecum

| 13 Jun 2011

A highly optioned Silver Pearl 1967 Corvette Sting Ray coupe will be one of ths star lots when 400 (yes, 400) Corvettes go under the hammer at Mecum's annual Bloomington Gold Auction in St. Charles, Illinois on 24-25 June.

Sold new in Evansville, Indiana, where it has resided ever since with just three owners, it is well equipped with the L68 427/400 HP Tri Power big block engine, transistorised ignition, a four-speed manual transmission, telescopic steering column, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, power windows, headrests, AM/FM radio and tinted glass. 

According to Bloomington Gold founder and Corvette expert  David Burroughs, who in 1993 completed a five-year restoration of the car for the current owner, the main story is "the insane detail that differentiates this from any other Corvette".

Mecum will also auction a 1966 Corvette Convertible 427/425 HP, 4-Speed (Lot S77) that has earned NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold Survivor and Benchmark certification, in addition to many more "desirable and collectable" Corvettes. 

The blurby bit: Mecum's Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction is held at Pheasant Run Resort and is open to the general public. General admission is handled by Bloomington Gold, with tickets available at the gate for $20.  Attendees are encouraged to pre-register to bid for the auction, and additional consignment, bidder and event information is available online or by calling 001 815 568 8888.