Rare Vettes Offered
Duo Included in Texas Sale
Larry Jewett - April 04, 2013 08:00 AM
In a recent rare find, two classic Chevrolet Corvettes (one '62 and one '63) - stored for decades-are being made available by the Vicari Auction Company. Both vehicles will cross the block during 2013 Cruisin' Nocona, a north Texas collector car auction and classic car poker cruise set for April 19 and 20 in historic Nocona, Texas.
The Corvettes are virtually all-original, and have been stored in Texas by a classic-vehicle aficionado and collector since the 1980s.
The 1962 Fuelie Corvette with 4.56:1 differential has less than 60,000 miles, and is one of only 254 "Big Brake" cars to roll off the line that year. "Big Brake," which is an enthusiast's term for RPO (regular production option) 687, refers to Chevrolet's racing formula, consisting of a four-speed manual transmission, top-rated 360 horsepower fuel injected 327 V-8, heavy duty shocks, fast steering adapter, finned brake drums that have internal cooling fans with metallic linings and vented backing plates with attached air scoops commonly known as "Elephant ears." Delivered to the dealer in primer, its first owner painted it British Racing Green. It was driven by its current owner during his college days and painted black before putting it into controlled storage in the late 1960s. It comes with a well-documented history, its original transmission, as well as a rag top and hard top, which are both original.
The 1963 split window Z06 Corvette also has a well-documented history, and was purchased by the current owner in Houston in the '80s. One of only 199 Z06 Coupes produced in 1963, (all of which had the top-rated 360-horsepower Rochester fuel-injected 327 engine, four-speed manual transmission and "Big Brakes"), this Vette has just 38,000 original miles and sports its original black interior. Its gold (Saddle Tan) exterior paint has been repainted once and only the mechanical change believed to be made to the Z06 is a different master cylinder.
For more information about the Cruisin' Nocona event, visit www.nocona.org. For more information about Vicari Auction, visit www.vicariauction.com.