Can you really call yourself a car collector if you don’t own a vintage Corvette? We certainly don’t think so, as the Corvette has become in many ways the ultimate collector car. It is both widely available and at the same time, highly collectible, especially when you start talking about the high performance and limited edition variants. In recent years, many collectors have invested vast sums of money into adding classic Corvettes to their collection, and the upcoming Mecum auto auction in Indianapolis offers another chance to add some rare Corvettes to your car collection (real or otherwise.)
Two of the top offerings, previewed in this Mecum auction video, are a blue 1967 Corvette with a 435 horsepower 427 engine and a 1970 Stingray Corvette with just over 150 original miles.
Both cars are very worthy auction vehicles, and the blue 427 ‘Vette hosts a number of desirable options, including the triple-carbureted 427 V8 engine, the biggest engine available in a ’67 Corvette. There aren’t a whole lot of details regarding this particular ‘Vette on Mecum’s site, though it looks overall extremely clean (likely due to a costly restoration.) It’d be a great addition to a car collector’s garage.
Though perhaps not as great as the all-original ’70 LT-1. With just 151 miles on the odometer (how do you not drive a car like this?) this is possibly the most original 1970 Corvette in all of existence. Add to the fact that it is equipped with the very desirable solid-lifter LT-1 350 engine, and you’re talking about a one-of-a-kind Corvette. These kinds of survivors just don’t show up every day.
We wouldn’t mind owning either car but, if you had to choose between the two, which classic Corvette would you want to buy?