If you’re into Corvettes, you know Roger Judski − the Florida resident is the owner of Roger’s Corvette Center and has been playing with second-hand Corvettes since 1965. Since he’s in-the-know, he’s amassed quite a collection of primo Corvettes, including a 1969 ZL1 coupe, a 1966 “big tank” L72, and a 1967 L88. Those cars are staying in his collection, but he’s letting go several others. Fancy yourself a Corvette enthusiast? Then you should head over to Kissimmee on January 24, 2015 because Mecum Auctions will be selling the following Corvettes from Roger’s collection:
- 1978 Corvette Pace Car: Perhaps the first “instant collectible,” they ended up flooding the market, keeping prices low. Today’s a different story, so if you want the best of the best (L82 4-speed with 13 miles), this is the one for you.
- 1988 Corvette Challenge racer: The rare Corvette Challenge cars were built for a Corvette-only race and are the leading C4 collectible. Only 56 were built in 1988 and this one (pictured above) is in as-raced condition with 5,334 miles.
- 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette: 2,050 were built that year, all in retina-burning white. This particular model is brand-new with 9 miles.
- 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette: A subdued contrast to the 35th above, this Ruby Red convertible has five miles on the odometer.
- 1994 Corvette Brickyard Pace Car: Indy 500 pace cars tend to be available to the public, but there are some pace cars for other races that are under the radar. In this case, Chevrolet built 25 track cars for the 1994 Brickyard 400 at Indy. On race day, this convertible was track-driven carrying drivers Geoff Bodine and Jeff Gordon.
- 1995 Corvette ZR1: Over 3,000 were built in its first year, but by swan-song 1995, only 448 of these super Corvettes were built. Only 1,826 miles of road have run under this one.
- 1996 Corvette Collector Edition: Yes, another limited-edition Corvette, this one a popular trim package that was offered that year. This one has been driven 2,885 miles.
- 1996 Corvette Grand Sport convertible: A more substantive limited-edition model from 1996, the Grand Sport came in blue with white and red stripes plus had a tweaked motor with 30 more horses than a stock Corvette. Apparently only 1000 were built, with 53 being the “coveted” convertible with red/black interior. Only 1,944 miles on this one.
- 2007 Corvette Z06: There were 399 Corvettes built with a signature package honoring Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows. Basically a trim package that included a racing spoiler, windshield banner, and special interior appointments, this 505-horse Corvette has 1,720 miles.
Maybe it wouldn’t be wise to drive these due to their low-mileage status, but if you want the best of the best of Corvettes from the modern era, you better head down to Kissimmee.