In the mid-year department ('63-'67) the highest sale price was for a '67 roadster at $70,000. The car had gone through a body-off restoration and was equipped with the original 427ci, 390hp engine. A Tuxedo Black '63 roadster with both tops and a 327ci, 300hp engine sold for $34,000. Another Tuxedo Black Corvette, a '64 coupe with original paint, the 327ci, 365hp engine, and factory air changed owners at $30,250.
In the good-buy department was a '75 roadster (with a nonoriginal engine) that sold for only $7,000. A '93 Ruby Red Anniversary roadster with a six-speed manual transmission (one of only 52) sold for well under market value at $14,000. For the C5 enthusiasts, a black '01 roadster with only 10,000 miles sold for $36,000.
Complete results of Corvettes sold at the auction follow.
Legend: R=Roadster, C=Coupe, T=T-top, ANR=Anniversary Roadster.
Source: A&B Investments, Ltd., publishers of the Vette-N-Vestments Corvette Price Guide and monthly Corvette Market Letter.
To get pricing information on your Corvette, simply head to www.corvettefever.com. Once there, click on "What's It Worth?" and you'll find additional information and instructions on securing a personal response from Bob Kroupa regarding your Corvette's value. You can also send your letter to: Bob Kroupa, Corvette Fever, On The Block, P.O. Box 77764, Greensboro, NC 27417-7764.
Southern Arizona Corvettes
The Southern Arizona Corvettes (SAC) Of Tucson was organized in September 2000 by 12 Corvette enthusiasts to give Corvette lovers a way to participate in a variety of activities involving America's only true sports car. In just three short years, the club has grown to over 193 enthusiastic members, with 144 Corvettes of all vintages represented.
SAC is a social organization, rather than a strictly competitive group, with activities geared toward individual and family enjoyment. SAC is part of the Roadrunner Region of the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC), which includes 15 clubs in Arizona and New Mexico. In 2002, the club was recognized as the fastest-growing Corvette club in the region.
Club activities revolve around getting together to share enjoyment of Corvettes and to offer advice to fellow members on every subject from resolving minor maintenance issues to complete restorations. Regular club activities include monthly meetings, weekend overnighters, picnics, road rallies, summer cruises, and holiday get-togethers. From its inception, SAC was conceived as a club for both guys and gals, and many women owners are represented. Because SAC is oriented toward families, children are encouraged to join their parents in the fun club events. In fact, the club has several associate and junior Future Corvette Owners members. The club's largest annual fund raising event is Vettes at Sunsette. Proceeds help support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. SAC hosts monthly Mystery Meals and weekly get-togethers at a local drive-in restaurant.
The club has had an active year so far, participating in events such as the Gamblers Corvettes Classic in Laughlin, Nevada, the annual Route 66 Fun Run, and a four-day cruise to Carson City, Nevada. Twenty-six members participated in the caravan to the 50th Anniversary in Bowling Green this past June.
Additional information about the club can be found at www.southernarizonacorvettes.com.