Mecum Spring Classic Bringing Plenty of Vette Gold to Auction Block

This 1972 ZR1 will be one of the amazing Corvettes crossing the auction block at Mecum's 25th Annual Spring Classic auction in Indy this week. Images: Mecum Auctions

There has been a lot of talk about Indy this past month, with the official Indianapolis 500 Festival Camaros being revealed back in April, the ‘13 Corvette ZR1 being announced as the official pace car last week, and Guy Fieri named as the pace car driver just the other day. But as we found out from CorvetteBlogger, the festivities in Indianapolis aren’t done yet. This week, Mecum Auctions is holding their 25th Annual Spring Classic auction in the famous racing city and about 200 Corvettes have made the trip for the event.

This year marks the silver anniversary for the Annual Spring Classic auction, and the Corvettes that will be at the event are plenty worthy of helping the auction company celebrate. Corvettes from every generation are set to be sold through Sunday in Indy, with the majority falling in the C2/C3 range.

This historic 1957 Smokey Yunick Corvette and rare 1957 Airbox Corvette are just two of the extremely desirable Corvettes Mecum is offering.

Just like they do for many auctions, our friends over at CorvetteBlogger have pulled out some of the most appealing Corvettes heading to Indy as a preview of the event. Among them are a 1957 Smokey Yunick Racer, which is the first racer to use a Rochester Fuel Injection and four-speed transmission combination, one of only 53 C3 ZR1 coupes ever built, and one of only 43 1957 Airbox Fuelie cars ever built. The auction will also include several big brake fuelies, one of only 13 known 1968 L88 Roadsters, the last known L88 Corvette built, and a black 1972 convertible special ordered by GM President Pete Estes.

For the right price, this extremely rare 1968 L88 Roadster could be yours!

The 25th Annual Spring Classic auction promises to be spectacular this year, so if you’ve been looking for an amazing Corvette to enjoy this summer or just have some extra cash laying around waiting to be spent, Indy is the place to be this week.

Although the auction officially started on Tuesday, you still have plenty of time to attend. The auction will go through Sunday with some of the most desirable cars being sold on Saturday. For a preview of some of the “heavy hitters” to cross the Spring Classic auction block, visit You can also watch these magnificent cars cross the auction block throughout the week on Velocity or Mecum’s website.

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Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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