The 10 coolest corvettes coming to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
The Corvette is such an American road hero that you almost want to stand up and say hello as you pass. Instead, you can go to Las Vegas and buy one for yourself. the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction takes place June 17-21 in the all-new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In those five days, approximately 500 cars are on file, and of these, 28 are Corvettes. It’s roughly a week before the show – more will certainly arrive as hammer time approaches. Rather than sorting them out yourself – you’re a busy business mogul after all, you don’t have time for it! – we did it for you.
1963 Corvette Split Window
Is there a more iconic Corvette than the ’63 Split Window? The catalog says this one had a frame-off restore. It is powered by a matched numbered L84 fuel injected 327/360 V8 mated to a BorgWarner T10 4-speed manual transmission. Of the more than 10,000 manufactured, it is one of the less than 3,000 with the L84. Your chance to own an American icon.
1963 Custom Coupe with split window
It is not clear from the long description how much remains of the original ’63, but it is stated that over 4,000 hours of work were required to create this Custom Coupe. The rotisserie restoration included a complete custom interior – tastefully done, it seems – and the installation of a 525-horsepower GM LS3 V8. It looks really nice.
2021 Corvette Stingray Convertible
The introduction of the new mid-engined Corvette last February was the highlight of the whole year. Granted, the year itself was otherwise pretty horrible, but the C8’s debut would have been the highlight of any year, terrible or not. The C8 is a pleasure to drive, both on the track, in autocross, and on the open road, and it’s even a comfortable cruising car at slower speeds around town. While this is a great car, getting one wasn’t easy. First there was a labor strike, then COVID struck, and at the end of March of this year, dealerships stopped taking orders because there were simply no cars left. available. So it does this hardtop convertible with the Z51 package all the more desirable.
2020 hardtop convertible
If you prefer a darker blue, there’s also this 2020 model C8 hardtop convertible finished in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic. It also has the Z51 performance package but only 424 miles on the odometer.
1973 Custom Coupe
Custom can be a good thing or a bad thing, it totally depends on how you see it. If you like what the owner has done for this ’73 C3, then that’s a good thing. In addition to the custom bodywork, this includes flared fenders and a giant hood bulge, under which is a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 producing 485 horsepower bolted to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. The custom suspension guarantees “tight sports car handling”. If you like it, bid it!
1975 T-Top Custom Coupe
Nothing says the 70s better than T-shirts. The 350 cubic inch V8 even has chrome valve covers. In addition, there is an Edelbrock 4-barrel Performer series carburetor (with electric choke!) And stainless steel exhausts. It has such a wide torque band that it only needs a three-speed automatic. This could be the fun, budget-friendly Corvette at auction.
1960 Custom Convertible
It looks like this one had a fairly complete restoration only 5,000 miles ago. Work began with a 10-gauge sheet steel chassis from Progressive Automotive. “Unlike the original Chevrolet frame, our Street Rod frames and chassis incorporate our engineered tubular crossmember,” says Progressive. “Not only does this create a more solid frame, but it leaves room for modern transmissions.” In this case, that means an automatic 700R4 mated to a GM 350 cid V8 crate engine, with a 9-inch Ford posi-traction rear end. All-new disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering promise control at all times. Could be modern fun in an original classic body.
1962 327/340 Convertible
Some things are new on this car but most of it is original, and the old original stuff is included in the sale if you ever want to reassemble it. The only number that doesn’t match is the transmission, which the seller claims is nonetheless a “four-speed close-ratio four-speed sync with refurbished date code.” The rest is original, from the 327 to the 4.11 posi-rear wheel drive. Original wheels are included, but check for “correct” American Racing wheels!
It could be another great deal. The numbers don’t match because the underside of the V8 hood is a factory guaranteed 1968 placed in that 1966, which suggests someone missed a change around 1967. Who knows? It doesn’t say. But since it’s not a number-matched car, it could – perhaps – be more affordable. The car also underwent a frameless rotisserie restoration eight years ago. “It has not been driven much since and has been stored in the owner’s air-conditioned aircraft hangar in the high, dry desert of Carson City, NV.” All in all, this could be a fun car at what might turn out to be a reasonable price.
1966 427/390 Coupe
BJ says it is “an unrestored two-owner Californian survivor and an excellent example of an original car.” It’s two owners before the current owner, which will make you the fourth owner. But that’s not too many owners after 55 years on the road. The total mileage shown is 42,000 which is also remarkable. It hasn’t received a frameless restoration like this split window above, and you can see when you look at all the photos that it has lived a long and happy life while still being in great condition. And although it is unrestored, it is also one of the first Corvettes to get the original large block L36 427. It’s the opportunity to hit or turn your head.
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