Barrett-Jackson just celebrated the essence of Southern California with their third annual Orange County Auction this past weekend, and helping create the festive atmosphere were 27 varieties of America’s favorite sports car. Last week we previewed a few of the notable cars crossing the auction block and they certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to final numbers.
All 27 Corvettes up for sale at Barrett-Jackson this last weekend were offered at no reserve, giving enthusiasts an awesome opportunity to pick up a classic Corvette or two without having to play the guessing game of selecting the lowest viable bid. Of those 27 cars, 26 of them were sold, with a 1967 resto-mod convertible seemingly bowing out of the mass car sale before it could be scooped up by a new owner.
As for some of the notable cars we selected last week, the ‘95 pace car, one of only 527 produced, sold for a low $15,950 while the ‘91 ZR-1 sold for just over $4,000 more with a final selling bid of $20,350. The fuelies faired much better with the ‘62 numbers-matching convertible selling for $90,200 and the ‘63 National Corvette Restorers Society Second Flight-winning coupe going for $110,000, the highest bid for a Corvette at the auction.
Few people seemed interested in the ‘81 low-mile Shark Body with its selling price only reaching $13,750 but many individuals liked the ‘68 L71 Corvette convertible, causing its selling price to reach $42,900 before the hammer dropped. The pro-touring ‘65 with an LS6 power plant also seemed to be of interest with a price of $66,000 taking it home.
In total, the 26 Corvettes featured at Barrett-Jackson Orange County sold for a combined $1,164,900 with the cheapest sale coming from a 1982 L83 “Cross-Fire Injection” coupe. Other notable sales were a ‘78 Pace Car that sold for just $11,550 and another ‘63 split window that sold for $71,500.