Another Barrett-Jackson mega-auction is coming folks. This time on June 21st to 24th, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun venue in Uncasville, Connecticut. We pick five of our favorite ‘Vettes that will cross the block, although there are many to choose from. We dig Barrett-Jackson because it aggregates some of the best Corvettes in the country and gives us an idea of the state of Corvette values. Be sure to check out all the action. Go here for times and details
Lot #768 –1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/400 CUSTOM COUPE
This completely customized Corvette is powered by a 327/400hp V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. With a lot of time and money invested, it underwent a quality nut-and-bolt restoration. It’s equipped with a 1955 Chevy dashboard and an upside-down Camaro nose. This car has claimed many trophies and usually takes first place at all the car shows. Finished in shiny black paint, the chromed-out engine can be seen with a powered hydraulic hood. It’s also equipped with air conditioning and a removable roof. It’s a beautiful ride with its 18″ Foose rims and Yokohama tires. The interior features a custom roofline with flames and one-of-a-kind stereo system.
Lot #652 –1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
This absolutely stunning Corvette custom Convertible is a ground-up build on an Art Morrison chassis. The custom mandrel-bent rectangular-tube frame and the most up-to-date C6 Corvette suspension components and drivetrain pieces make this an incredible driving machine.
That is just one of the many charms of this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod. Thousands of man-hours went into making this an absolute work of art, starting with the mirror-finished base coat/clear coat paint. With the exception of the rear quarters sitting 3″ wider to accommodate the wide Pirelli performance tires and chromed ZR1 wheels, the body remains almost completely stock. Under the 427 hood resides a ground-shaking 465hp LS3 engine with a custom forced-intake manifold mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Side pipe exhaust brings this beast to life and exposes the car’s true nature. The C6 suspension is handled by the QA1 coil-overs and steered by the power rack & pinion. The C6 brake system stops this car on a dime. The interior is completely brand-new, with Dynamat from the firewall down. Other features include Classic Auto air conditioning, Ididit tilt column and power windows.
Lot #731 –1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE
This rare old C1 Corvette is finished in gorgeous two-tone red lacquer paint with pure white coves. Photos and receipts from the older, beautiful restoration and maintenance will accompany the car. Well optioned, it features a matching-numbers 283/270hp dual-quad engine with 4-speed manual transmission.
It’s also equipped with a clock, heater, whitewall tires, hubcaps and spinners. The rarest option is the power folding top. This is example is one of 442 with this unicorn feature in 1961. The interior is original-restored and has a white soft-top. 1961 was the final year for the bullet-proof 283ci engine.
This Corvette is powered by a 427/390hp big-block V8, professionally rebuilt by Hendrick Motorsports, with a 4-speed manual transmission. With a final assembly date of June 1, 1967, it was one of 3,832 big-block coupes and one of 3,840 in Marina Blue produced overall in 1967.
Features include power disc brakes, factory air conditioning and side-mount exhaust. The bright blue vinyl interior includes bucket seats and AM/FM radio. With a Stinger hood, it rides on Rally wheels wrapped in Coker Classic radial tires. Exceptional and in terrific restored condition.
Lot #438 –1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/700 GREENWOOD RE-CREATION
Modified to the specifications of the SCCA 1968-72 Group 6 rules, this car has a 427/700hp engine. Group 6 consists mainly of large-displacement sports cars and sedans that represent the Golden Age of club racing in the U.S.
Fully balanced, blueprinted and race-prepped, the engine is a 427ci bored out to a 439ci with Dart heads, Wiseco pistons, Howard cam, external timing belt, Griffin radiator, MSD ignition and Painless wiring harness.
All the technical data is in the specs and record book included with vehicle. Interior features include LED lighting, Corbeau racing seats, Simpson 5-point harness, and Sunpro and Auto Meter instrumentation. The transmission is a fully race-prepped Muncie 4-speed with SCCA-spec clutch and bell housing, with a race-prepped Hurst shifter. The rear end was fully rebuilt and race-prepped with a 3.73:1 ratio, 7-leaf transverse springs, independent suspension to SCCA specifications, and Koni front and rear shocks.
It also features fully adjustable front and rear suspension and roll cage. Stopping is provided by front fixed 4-piston calipers with 11:75″ discs in the front and fixed 4-piston calipers 11.75″ discs in the rear. It’s also equipped with two-piece Hooker headers with restricted decibel side pipes.