Barrett-Jackson is set to offer a ton of great, vintage metal at the 13th annual Palm Beach Auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 17-19. Case in point, these three vintage Corvettes.
Unlike the unique awesomeness of the Baldwin Motion Phase III GT set to cross the block at Mecum, these three Corvettes will definitely appeal to those looking for a more Kosher classic.
Set to take top bill is a 1962 Corvette Fuelie with around 327 cubic-inch engine with 360 horsepower with 29,000 miles, a 4-speed manual and two tops. With an original drivetrain, an untouched body, and mostly original paint, Barrett-Jackson is calling this “one of the most original unrestored 1962 Corvettes in existence.” With no reserve price it’s also guaranteed to change hands.
Corvette buyers looking for a resto-mod should hold on to their paddles for lot #420, a “no expense spared” ’62 with an LS7 with 505 hp, a six-speed manual, and custom 9″ rear axle with inboard brakes. It all rides on a custom Art Morrison chassis with coilover suspension and six-piston Willwood stoppers at all four corners. It also features custom five-spoke “Billet Specialties” wheels that are completely unique to the car (see above). It’s also the only one of the three with a reserve.
Prefer a C2? How about a white on red 1965 with a numbers-matching engine – a 396 cu-in 425hp V8 and a 4-speed. It’s steeped in history thanks to a 600-hour frame-off restoration by Richard Petty’s Garage in North Carolina back in November of 2014. The engine, tranny and rear differential were all rebuilt and it features new date-matched glass. Like the stock ’62, the no-reserve “Petty Chevy” is guaranteed to cross the block.
One thing’s for sure, whether Corvette aficionados are after an original, a resto-mod or a convertible, they’ll have plenty of ways to drop some dough at Palm Beach 2015.