UPDATED! The C3 Corvettes Of 2017 Barrett-Jackson/Scottsdale

When it comes to car auctions, Barrett-Jackson is the big daddy of them all and the Scottsdale show runs through January 22nd. We scoured their docket and found some really nice Shark model ‘Vettes hitting the block. These are probably some of the most desirable “coke bottle” Corvettes available in the country today. All are available with no reserve so their might be a bargain here as well.

Blue Corvette LT1 Coupe5

1971 LT-1 Coupe

Fresh Shark

SOLD – $56,100.00

Lot #771 – One of only 1,949 produced, this is a genuine LT-1 equipped with the original drivetrain. Factory equipment includes original matching-numbers 350/330hp LT-1 engine and M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission and original 4.11 ratio posi-traction rear end. It’s also equipped with power disc brakes, power steering, factory AM/FM, rare shoulder belts and black vinyl upholstery. With one high-quality repaint in the original Mulsanne Blue, it features removable T-tops, chrome luggage rack and 15×8″ Corvette Rally wheels. The engine bay, undercarriage and suspension have been detailed to factory specs or better. From the Charlie Thomas Collection. NO RESERVE.

Copper C3 Corvette2

Bronze Beauty. 1968 Big Block Corvette

Sometimes, color is everything.

SOLD – $52,800.00

Lot #962 – This gorgeous Corvette is very rare in its one-year-only Corvette Bronze and matching drivetrain. It’s highly optioned with a 427/390hp big block engine, M-21 four-speed Muncie transmission, 3.36 axle ratio, power steering, power brakes, red line tires, head rest, AM/FM radio and tinted glass. It is also highly documented with the original Tank Sticker, original sales invoice, original order form, original registration and Protect-O-Plate included. NO RESERVE.

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1972 Elkhardt Green 454 Coupe

Green Machine

SOLD – $33,000.00

Lot #534.1 – 1972 454/270hp Elkhart Green over Saddle interior. Fully optioned with factory air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power brakes, tilt/telescopic steering wheel and rear defroster. Turbo Hydromatic automatic transmission. Correct motor and correct matching numbers car documented by the original tank sheet certified by Roy Sinor. The car has recently undergone a restoration and exhibits very nice paint and detail. Great fit and finish. Beautiful color combination. Original Build Sheet verifies all the correct power options of the car which are abundant. NO RESERVE.

yellow C3 Corvette2

1969 Yellow Coupe kills with P02 hubcaps and skinny whitewalls

Screaming Yellow ’69 Big Block Coupe

SOLD – $60,500.00

Lot #1143.1 – This 1969 ‘Vette is powered by a matching-numbers 427/435hp Tri-Power engine and automatic transmission. It’s equipped with power brakes, side exhaust, posi-traction with 3.36 ratio and tinted glass. Interior features include a telescopic steering wheel, power windows and black leather seats. Copy of factory MSRP.  NO RESERVE

Corvette C3 Gold2

1969 Tri-Power Riverside Gold Coupe

Goldilocks, Just Right…

SOLD – $205,700.00

Lot #1069 – This car was always cared for and cherished by four owners. The original owner went into the showroom at Van Camp Chevrolet in Milford, MI, in the summer of 1969 and bought the car. Options include 427/435hp, tri-power L89 aluminum head, one of 390 built, white soft-top, F-41 suspension, 3.70 posi-traction, power brakes, full transistor ignition, M 21 close-ratio 4-speed, tilt and telescopic, white stripe tires, AM/FM, saddle vinyl interior, 1-year only color Riverside Gold paint and the very rare N-14 exhaust option.

It still has its original engine and drivetrain. The third owner, Al Wagner, was a GM Milford proving ground engineer who bought it in 1997 and only put 2,000 miles on it over the next 16 years or so. It has 45,000 original miles (not indicated on title), 100 miles since the frame-off restoration performed by Corvette Hall of Fame inductee, Werner Meier at Masterworks in Michigan. Original interior with new carpet.

Invited to the MCACN L89 display in Chicago 2014. Photo shoot and article in Corvette Magazine December 2014. Awards include NCRS Regional Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, MCACN Triple Diamond, all in 2015. On display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, for the summer of 2016. One of the best L89 convertibles in the world. Factory GM documentation includes original window sticker and Protect-O-Plate validated by the NCRS. Production date September 23, 1969. NO RESERVE.

Be sure and go here for all the details of Barrett-Jackson 2017.

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Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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