Remember that 1967 Corvette GM Authority wrote about a few days ago? Under 3k miles, red/white/red color combo, L36 427/390 motor, and documents up the wazoo. With L88 Corvettes going for crazy money in January, we knew this more pedestrian C2 was gonna pull some big numbers. How big, no one knew . . . until now.
Mecum has its Houston auction this past weekend, and the Corvette in question found a new buyer for $725,000.
Yes, for almost three-quarters of a million dollars, someone bought a like-new Corvette that can’t be driven. “What’s the use?” you may ask, to which we respond, “Ask the guy with the money!” Honestly, would you drive such a low-mileage classic?
For our money, we’d rather have a high-mileage L71 427/435 that can be driven, but the old car hobby is a big tent that has room for all kinds. It’s not often that a low-mileage collectible is something as desirable as a big-block Corvette, so let the Corvette guys have their day in the sun and inspect all the chalk marks, tank stickers, and so forth so that future restoration projects can be rebuilt to the specs that they had when they were born.