Mecum Auctions roared into Dallas, Texas, with over 1,000 cars ready to go on the block, including one gem of a Corvette. This was the third annual Dallas auction and the most successful to date. The auction took place over four days, during which 986 vehicles were sold- an incredible amount.
The star of the show was a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible that was part of Buddy Herin’s collection. While four of his cars were offered in the Dallas auction, this Corvette was the showstopper. Anticipation for the auctioning of the L88 built up before the auction, and for good reason: it sold for $3.2 million. This is the highest price for a Corvette in auction, ever.
Being one of 20 produced is not the only fact that made the L88 impressive, but also its well-documented history. The car was auctioned off with its original tank sticker, vintage race photos and even time slips. On top of this documentation, the winning bid meant a new owner for the winner of the ’67 NHRA A/Sports Nationals at Indianapolis.
The L88 was only one of the hundreds of memorable cars that were auctioned off during the Dallas auction. Here is a top 10 list of the most expensive cars that made their way across the block.
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible (Lot S123) at $3,200,000
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Lot S127) at $530,000
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Airbox (Lot S121) at $290,000
- 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S134.1) at $275,000
- 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S122) at $275,000
- 2005 Ford GT (Lot S107) at $255,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Lot S125) at $250,000
- 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster (Lot S110) at $230,000
- 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16 (Lot S165) at $225,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S204.1) at $205,500