There are auctions and then there is the Mecum Auction–a world leader of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, and road art sales taking place throughout the United States. Since its start in 1988, Mecum maintains a close-knit family atmosphere even with its more than 200 employees. Nobody sells like Mecum, nobody. Ranked number one in the world for the number of collector cars offered and sold at auction, Mecum remains at the forefront.
From January 3rd to January 13th, Mecum held its mid-winter Kissimmee sale at Osceola Heritage Park. With 3,500 cars up for auction and 3,000 pieces of “road art”, this event surely had something for everyone. It’s hard to even sift through all the offers and sales, but one Corvette certainly stood out–a 1957 convertible with matching boat.
Lot T207 featured a turquoise-over-white 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible paired with a custom Red Fish boat from the Ronnie Rains Collection. The actual color is called “Cascade Green” and includes white coves for an accented look. The interior is finished in all beige for that classy appeal.
This frame-off restoration Corvette is powered by a dual-quad 283 CI V8 engine that is mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. This may be one of the coolest (if not only) custom Corvette and boat combos ever. Not only will you be the hit of every car show you attend, but you will also steal the spotlight on the water afterward.
This lot is a win-win and it is not a surprise that it was successfully sold at the auction for $77,000.