This year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona should prove to be a Corvette collector’s automotive utopia. This is namely because one of the first C7s to be unveiled will be up for auction as part of a charitable cause, but aside from the nameplate’s latest generation there will be an impressive showcase of everything Vette that includes some of the marque’s rarest finds.
Among these is a ’91 ZR-1 with 26,450 original miles documented, a Bose sound system and the Lotus-developed LT5 mill that offered 375 horses while putting the C4 variant of the supercar on the map, all during a decade when stock V8 cars just weren’t the fastest things to come out of Detroit.
Other generations of Vette will also be represented at this year’s auction, even the “smog dogs” of the ’70s. One of these is a ’74 C3 that has only 28,962 original miles complete with warranty and owner’s manuals, and is a full-documented Bloomington Gold survivor.
The C3 family is also well-represented with this pristine ’69 below that is a recent restoration with a correct 4-speed, tilt column and a 350-horse CE small-block from a ’71 car. The red C3 was built in November of ’68 and even features factory-correct air conditioning.
Corvette is America’s favorite sports car, and there’s no better venue to get your hands on one than at Barrett-Jackson’s in Scottsdale. With a vast collection of Vettes that span multiple generations and includes some of the Vette family’s rarest specimens, you need to be at this year’s auction event, running from January 13-20.
To find out how you can get-in on the action, be sure to consult Barrett-Jackson’s website for more details!