Category: Sports Car Saturday

Swan Song: 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors Edition 13K – SOLD!

In 1982, $24,000 would buy you the equivalent of what $76,705 buys today. Paying my way through college at a local grocery store at the time, twenty-four large was a just bit less than the annual starting salary I would soon make as a degreed engineer. I remember of of this as one of my co-workers at the supermarket pulled up one beautiful afternoon in a brand new 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors Edition.

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Preposterous Pricing: 1990 Porsche Carrera 4 Targa – SOLD!

Faded Targa folding top. Visible clear coat failure on the windshield header and rear bumper.  Faded hood paint.  A filthy oyster leather interior in need of a professional restoration. The original air bag equipped steering wheel replaced with a sport unit.  A silly wooden shifter knob that is completely mismatched with the rest of the car’s interior.  At best a Condition 3.5 example that can yours for the current asking price of $74,000.

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Concours Candidate: 1971 Porsche 914 1.7 31K Survivor – NOW $55,500

Entering a car into a Concours competition takes a lot of planning, hard work, and attention to detail.  Everything needs to be cleaned to like-new condition.  Serious competitors start months in advance of a national competition to prepare their cars.  What if you don’t have the time (or perhaps the patience) to bring a classic car to Concours-level cleanliness? 

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NEW! Award 122: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 FI 4-Speed Project – SOLD!

We’re approaching an inflection point in the classic car hobby regarding Classic Corvette restorations. With the price of everything exploding during the past few years, a Concours quality restoration of a first generation Corvette (1953-1962) can easily approach $150K. However, with an ample supply of already-restored examples, why would you take on another one? This all-red 1962 Corvette features fuel injection and several desirable options but the seller’s asking price is completely out of line with the car’s condition.

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