Two in Top 10

Corvettes at Mecum Houston

Larry Jewett - April 24, 2014 08:54 AM


This '67 Corvette brought $725,000, the second highest price at Houston.


Hammering at $127,500, Corvette had a second representative in the final Top 10


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      A pair of 1967 Corvettes made their way into the top 10 at the recent Mecum Auction in Houston, Texas. The April weekend saw over $33 million in sales and records were set.
     One of those records involved the car that sold for the second highest price of the weekend. The now famous “McNamara Corvette,” an original and unrestored 1967 Coupe with just 2,996 miles on the odometer, brought $725,000. It is the highest price ever paid at auction for a 427/390-horsepower example of America’s sports car. Its unique story is one that tickles human intrigue, involving a private man who hid the car from the world for nearly four decades in his climate-controlled, single-car garage. The highly documented Corvette was unveiled and displayed at Bloomington Gold in 2012. The sale of the car included extensive documentation and photos of its discovery and history.
      Picking up the tenth position by bringing in $127,500 on a Friday sale, a 1967 427/435 four-speed briefly held second place going into the last day. The meticulously restored example has won NCRS Top Flight awards and had plenty to attract new owners.
      The next scheduled event for Mecum Auctions is Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic, which will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, May 13-18. Details are available at