Convertible tops Mecum sales


Last month’s Bloomington Gold Corvette and St Paul Auctions cleared more than $4 million with top sales going to a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (main pic) and a 1941 Willys Coupe.

The stunning Stingray, which sold for $115,000, was fully restored and was one of only 3754 to be fitted with an L71 427cu in big-block engine producing around 435bhp.

Also pushing its way into the Bloomington Gold sale’s top 10 was the 1962 Corvette we featured in our preview. It sold for $105,000.

Meanwhile the traffic-light-grand-prix ready supercharged Willys Coupe (above) sold at St Paul for $85,000.

A Smokey and the Bandit-style 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am (below), which boasted a $100,000 rebuild was snapped up for $40,000. The 660bhp coupe had only 55,000 miles on the clock – covering a mere 2000 miles since its complete restoration.

Mecum’s next sale – Des Moines Auction in Indianapolis – starts on 20 July.

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