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Mecum Chicago Draws Impressive Profits

By , Photography by Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

As the Mecum Chicago 2013 auction approached, we brought you information on one of the rarest and coolest Chevrolets that would roll across the block. Well, the auction has come and gone, and the 1969 Camaro ZL1 pulled in an impressive $500,000.

Here we told you about the ultra-rare '69 Camaro ZL1, which was #23 of 69 built. Although sanctioning bodies had rejected Chevrolet's plans to qualify the ZL1 Camaro for racing in SS/C and SS/D competition, Chevrolet product manager Vince Piggins managed to sneak it through using the COPO program as a cover. The beautiful and well-documented Dusk Blue sold this past Saturday, making it number two best seller of the auction, with the 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette coming in first at $1.5 million.

There were three other Chevrolets that earned places on the Top Ten biggest sellers including: a 1967 Corvette convertible, which placed fifth and brought in $135,000, a 1962 Corvette convertible in eighth fetching $110,000 and in ninth, a 2013 COPO Camaro, which brought in $105,000.

For more information on the auction or the cars, visit and of course stay tuned to for web exclusives on upcoming Mecum Auction cars. The next Mecum auction will take place in Anaheim from November 21st to 23rd.

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