While prices have calmed down plenty over the last two years, vintage Corvettes, Tri-Fives and Chevelles continue to bring strong money. At the recent Mecum Auction in Kansas City, Missouri, a ’67 Corvette Coupe topped the list of more than 300 collector cars sold. Total sales (excluding buyer fees) came to $6,375,000.
According to Mecum, it had a 62 percent sell-through rate at the Spring Kansas City Auction, The Top 10 sales (all sales reflect hammer prices) were:
1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427/435 at $125,000
2. 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster—one of the CSK6000 continuation series—at $84,000
3. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible at $82,000
4. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/220 HP at $65,000
5a. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 427/390 HP at $61,000
5b. 1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible at $61,000
7. 2007 Cadillac XLR Supercharged Automatic at $57,500
8. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible at $56,000
9. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427/430 HP at $53,000
10. 1966 Dodge Coronet 2-Door Sedan at $50,000
The Tri-power Vettes still seem to be the most sought-after fiberglass flyers, but we say unless you have a mountain of paperwork and the car has been gone over by an expert tread carefully when purchasing one (and by expert we don't mean the guy whose uncle went for a ride in one in 1977).