Wednesday, October 12, 2011

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

Even among the storied ranks of the mighty L88, few Corvettes reach the standing of this 1969 Black-on-Black coupe, which earned Bloomington Gold Certification and Survivor status. That’s just the beginning: because of its high level of originality, including original paint, interior, engine and tires, it also earned an NCRS Regional Top Flight Award with a score of 98.4 and has served duty as an NCRS training seminar display vehicle. The only Black L88 known to retain both its original paint and original engine, it is complete with tank sheet, delivery sheet, Protect-O-Plate, original keys and full owner history.

This singular L88 coupe was the high sale of Mecum's inaugural Dallas auction, crossing the block at $596,250.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

Ford’s “Total Performance” program was well underway when Lee Iacocca hired Dearborn Steel Tubing Company to build a batch of special lightweight Ford Fairlanes for the factory's top drag racing clientele. Stripped down, painted Wimbledon White and stuffed with 427 cubic inches of Galaxie V-8, the cars were dubbed “Thunderbolts”, and they struck drag racing like lightning. The 1964 Thunderbolt offered here sold for $245,000 at the inaugural Mecum Dallas Auction, held October 6 - 8 at the Dallas Convention Center.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe L79 4-Speed

This rare 1967 Corvette coupe was honored in the Bloomington Gold Silver Salute, a fan favorite that each year honors Corvettes turning 25 years old. Originally sold in Texas, it shows fewer than 500 miles since it was professionally restored in complete frame-off fashion in 2006. Attractively finished in Marlboro Maroon metallic with a Saddle interior, it bears a unique combination of the high performance L79 327/350 HP 4-speed drivetrain with factory air conditioning, additionally featuring power steering, bolt-on finned aluminum wheels and Redline tires.

Friday, October 7, 2011

1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

I love the '59 Impala, especially in Black on Red, which is how my dad built his AMT 3-in-1 model, including the fender skirts, dual antennas and wide Whitewalls.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vette vs Jette

Blue Devil vs Blue Angel:

Motor Trend Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine comes across at first as a bit too practised, but from 13 minutes on I really came to like the guy for his dedication to the deal, enormous G-loads be damned.

So good job, Arthur, for a very entertaining Corvette video that introduces viewers to a great guy, Blue Angel pilot Lt. Ben Walburn.

Cut One, go:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 557 Resto Mod

Based on a solid 390/320 HP Sportsroof, this 1969 Ford Mustang “Boss 557” is without doubt one of the finest Resto Mods we have ever seen, combining faithful adherence to the original Boss 429’s factory appearance with a thorough mechanical and structural modernization based on a well-defined vision, unrivalled workmanship and attention to the smallest detail. The Boss 557 is scheduled to be sold at 3:45 PM on Saturday October 8, 2011 at the inaugural Mecum Dallas Auction.

Monday, October 3, 2011

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

A former member of the famed Reggie Jackson Collection, this Auburn Gold 1970 Z28 features a Sandalwood interior with a console and Z23 woodgrain accents and lighting. Front and rear spoilers, White stripes, blacked-out front grill and styled steel wheels signify the performance potential of the Z28’s 350/360 HP solid-lifter V-8, partnered here with an automatic transmission and Positraction rear end. Documentation includes the factory invoice and original Georgia title.

This really nice 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is scheduled to be sold at 5:00 PM on Thursday October 6 at the inaugural Mecum Dallas Auction. Great stuff!