Mecum announced 200 Chevrolet Corvette models including the 1963 Z06 “Gulf One” for sale at the Kissimmee 2022 collector car auction.
Nearly 200 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars will be on sale at the Mecum Kissimmee collector car auction in Florida, USA, in early January 2022. This is around 7% of the total cars on offer in the mega sale. The ultra-rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “Gulf One” — the most successful factory-backed production racing Corvette of the C2 era — comes with an estimate of $3,000,000 to $3,500,000. No estimate was released for the Pedro Rodriguez/NART 1966 Corvette Development L88, while the Chevrolet Corvette Super Sport Show Car comes with an estimate of $1,750,000 to $2,000,000.
Mecum Kissimmee Sale 2022
Mecum’s Kissimmee 2022 collector car auction is scheduled to run from 6 to 16 January 2022 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, USA. Around 3,500 cars and a thousand items of art and memorabilia will be on sale.
In 2022, Mecum earned a single-event sales record of $217 million in sales over 11 days. This figure included the $72 million Mecum earned on the final Saturday — a single-day record for the company. Vehicle-only earnings were $213 million with 2,954 vehicles sold — a sell-through rate of 90%.
In 2021, Mecum sold just over 2,000 cars in its Kissimmee sale to earn $122.8 million — the highest single-auction total ever achieved in Mecum’s 34-year history. It was a remarkable single-auction total and a result rarely seen outside the annual Monterey and Scottsdale auctions. In 2020, Mecum earned $105.1 million with 2,140 vehicles changing hands throughout the 11-day auction.
Top Chevrolet Corvette Models at Mecum Kissimmee Sale 2022
Nearly 200 Chevrolet Corvettes are available for sale at the Mecum Kissimmee collector car auction in 2022 but eight were earmarked as “A Once in a Lifetime Offering of Corvettes” due to their impressive individual and cumulative prowess.
“This remarkable selection of Corvettes heading to the world’s largest collector car auction in Kissimmee represents the finest in Corvette history, provenance, craftsmanship, and quality that Mecum Auctions has ever offered,” Vice President of Consignments Frank Mecum stated.
A trio of Z06 models—the ultra-rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “Gulf One” (Lot F157) from The John Justo Collection, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split Window (F153.1), and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/N03 Split Window (Lot S188) from the Don Salmon Collection—highlight the Corvettes that make up an estimated 7% of the total consignments in Kissimmee.
The “Gulf One” Corvette is the most successful factory-backed production racing Corvette of the C2 era and bears one of only 14 regular-production Corvette serial numbers assigned specifically for competition — it comes with an estimate of $3,000,000 to $3,500,000. The Z06 Split Window is a highly acclaimed example of its breed with Bloomington Gold Benchmark and Bloomington Gold and Survivor awards all earned in 2013. It’s unrestored with original paint, glass, interior, and drivetrain, shows just 39,000 actual miles, and was owned by its original owner for 43 years. The Z06/N03 Corvette from collector Don Salmon boasts Bloomington Gold Certification, an NCRS Top Flight Award, and is one of 63 produced with the N03 36-gallon fuel tank, and it features its original, matching-numbers 327/360 HP engine.
Also from the John Justo Collection is a pair of significant 1957 Corvettes. The Chevrolet Corvette Super Sport Show Car (Lot S145), estimate $1,750,000 to $2,000,000, is the GM Show Car that debuted at the Coliseum in New York in January 1957 with the purpose of introducing Rochester Ramjet fuel injection to the GM line after the feature was first brought to life under shop order 90181 in March of 1956. The other 1957 is a Big Brake Airbox (Lot F164) example that is one of 44 produced and was raced in SCCA competition from 1957-59.
The 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Pilot Line L88, (Lot S237), “Call for Estimate” more famously known as the Pedro Rodriguez/NART Development L88, is the first known purpose-built Corvette factory race car resulting from a collaboration between GM’s Zora Arkus-Duntov and Luigi Chinetti of NART. Its extensive race history logs include an outing as the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring field test car for its aluminum cylinder heads, which are dated January 5, and January 13, 1966.
John Justo’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette “Race Rat” Tanker (Lot F158) joining the Kissimmee lineup is one of just 10 produced by the factory with the LPO (Limited Production Option) 1625A 24-gallon fuel tank option, and it boasts status as the GT14 class winner and placed 16th overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960.
From The Jackie and Gary Runyon Collection is a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S113) known as the “Vault Find,” and it remains in original, unrestored condition with the exception of battery and mufflers. The car was owned by one family from new until 2017 and shows a remarkably low 8,533 original miles. It retains its original window sticker, car shipper report, Protect-O-Plate, original radio tag, owner’s manual, and extensive, handwritten maintenance logs.
The Chevrolet marque record for the most expensive Corvette is $3,850,000 paid for a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014.
Mecum Kissimmee Collector Car Auction Sales 2022
While the other large auction houses are still gearing up for Scottsdale, Arizona, in late January, Mecum is already earning at Kissimmee, Florida:
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- Top Chevrolet Corvettes — Nearly 200 are on offer but eight are really special
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- Mecum Kissimmee Auction Results in 2021 and 2020