Gallery: Top 10 Corvette Results from Bloomington Gold

Held this past weekend in St. Charles, Illinois, the auction portion of the Bloomington Gold event saw total sales of $5.8 million. The auction is part of a larger Corvette-only event which includes a car show, seminars, cruises and more.

The top selling car of the weekend was an ultra rare 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible. It is one of just two ZR2 convertibles produced, in addition to ten hardtops. Intended for all out performance, the ZR2 LS6 aluminum-head 454 was rated at 425 horsepower, backed by a M22 4-speed transmission, and came equipped with heavy duty power brakes, transistor ignition, special springs, shocks, and front and rear sway bars.

This particular Corvette is documented with the original factory Corvette Order Copy, confirming a build date of mid-May 1971, making this the last ZR2 build and the last of all first generation LS6-powered vehicles built. The ZR2 convertible sold for $410,000.

The top 10 sales from Mecum’s Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction are shown here. You can check out each car in the Gallery below.

1. $410,000 – 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible 454/425 HP
2. $142,500 – 1958 Corvette Convertible 283/250 HP
3. $132,500 – 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 HP
4. $115,000 – 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/400 HP
5. $110,000 – 1958 Corvette Convertible 283/270 HP
6. $110,000 – 1965 Corvette Coupe 327/375 HP
7. $105,000 – 1966 Corvette Convertible 427/425 HP
8. $100,000 – 1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 HP
9. $97,000 – 1958 Corvette Convertible 283/270 HP
10. $96,000 – 1957 Corvette Convertible 283/245 HP

A special collection of 23 black Corvettes also drew significant interest. Offered individually, the collection drew an aggregate total of $1.65 million.

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Don Roy

Don's background includes 14 years in the OEM and Tier2 domestic auto industry, as well as three years as Technical Editor of a muscle car enthusiast print magazine. He is a mechanical engineer by trade and completed his first project car when he was 16 years old - after rebuilding the engine in his bedroom. His hobbies include photography, film making and building the odd robot from time to time.
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