Mecum Event to Auction off 23 “Corvettes in Black” Collection
If you’ve ever wanted to own a pristine, early-model, black Corvette, we have got the auction for you. The Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction, a Mecum event, is set to take place late in June. This year, over 400 Corvettes are set to cross the auction block, including cars in the “Black Collection.” This group of 23 Corvettes has at least one of every year that a black exterior was offered between 1954 and 1969. The best part about this collection is that all 23 Corvettes are being auctioned off with no reserve.
The Black Collection covers all but the original year of the first-generation and goes through the second year of the third-generation Corvettes. This massive collection offers both convertibles and coupes and even includes a ’63 Split Window. The first Corvette in the collection, a ’54 with a 235 CI engine, produces the lowest amount of horsepower out of the group with 150 to the crank. If you’re looking for something more powerful, there are several Vettes in the collection that offer more than 350 HP. The most powerful of the bunch is a ’66 coupe with a 427 CI engine that produces 450 HP. Manual and automatics are among the other variations in the Black Collection.
So how do you get your hands on one, or better yet, all of these black Corvettes? The auction is set to take place in St. Charles, Illinois on June 24th and 25th. The Black Collection will be auctioned off on Saturday starting at 11:40 a.m. Over the following hour, you will be able to see all 23 Black Collection Vettes cross the auction block and bid on them. With no reserves set, this is an awesome opportunity to get your hands on an early-model Corvette painted in one of the most popular car colors- black! Happy bidding!