Thirteen Corvettes from Roger Judski’s private collection will be hitting the block at Mecum Kissimmee from January 17th to 26th. All thirteen feature super-low mileage and are stunning and rare examples of America’s sports car.
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible (shown above) – Sold for $140,000 - With only eleven miles on the odometer, this Grand Sport comes complete with blank shipping and original window sticker, both still affixed. Only 190 Grand Sport convertibles were built in 1996, this one in particular equipped with a 350 cubic-inch LT4 engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The Grand Sport Admiral Blue and White paint is perfect and free of imperfections, and paired with a Torch Red leather interior.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary – Sold for $50,000 - A total of 530 miles have been racked up on this 40th Anniversary Corvette with ZR1 performance and appearance package – one of two being auctioned from the Judski collection. It is number 96 of 448 ZR1s built in its model year and is powered by a 405-horsepower LT5 engine matched with a 6-speed manual transmission. While Chevy sold 6,749 40th Anniversary Corvettes, only 245 were built as 40th Anniversary ZR1s. The Corvette is Ruby Red inside and out, and is being sold with C2L Dual Removable roof panels, one of which remains in the protective wrapping from factory.
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary – Sold for $52,000 - Another gorgeous Corvette from Judski’s collection, this C5 is fully-optioned, never dealer-prepped, and has the window sticker still intact. Coated in 50th Anniversary Red Xirallic Crystal paint paired with a Shale convertible top and leather interior, the Vette rolls on 50th Anniversary wheels powered by a 346 cubic-inch LS1 engine. A six-speed manual transmission puts all 350 horses to the wheels, and the Corvette also features F55 magnetic selective ride control. But the best part about this beauty? It’s practically brand-new with only two miles on the dial.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary – Sold for $50,000 - Only 2,043 40th anniversary Corvette Convertibles were built in the 1993 model year. This convertible has been driven a whopping 16 miles and never underwent dealer preparation. Judski seems to have an affinity for red Corvettes and this one is Ruby Red paired with a leather interior and auxiliary hardtop. A 300-horsepower LT1 engine sits beneath the hood, and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and FX3 selective ride. With the interior still wrapped in plastic (including the steering wheel) and the window sticker still intact, the 20-year-old Vette is like a time capsule.
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition – Sold for $75,000 - For its entire life, this ’78 Corvette Pace Car has been part of the Judski collection. Like many of the others, it was never dealer prepped, retains the original window sticker and plastic seat covering, and is like-new with only seven actual miles. Included in the auction are Indianapolis 500 decals, which have never been applied. The Corvette is powered by a 350 cubic-inch L82 engine producing 220 horsepower paired to a 4-speed close ratio transmission and Gymkhana suspension. The black and silver beast is lined with silver leather interior and adorned with polished aluminum wheels, CB radio, and removable glass roof panels. A total of 6,502 were produced in 1978.
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Commemorative Edition – Unsold - High Bid $45,000 - With only two miles on the odometer, this LeMans Commemorative Edition Z06 is much like many of the others in that the window sticker remains attached and the steering wheel and seat plastic are intact. It is one of only 2,025 produced and LeMans Blue coats the car’s exterior, accented with Silver and Red Stripes and filled with black leather. A Z06 performance and appearance package, and a unique, lightweight carbon fiber hood give the Corvette an aggressive edge from every angle. The 346 cubic-inch powerplant sings to the beat of 405 horses, put to the polished Z06 wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, while an FE4 sport suspension keeps it tight.
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Challenge Race Car – Unsold - High Bid $85,000 - This Challenge Race Car #98 was a Corvette Challenge Series Champion in 1988 when it was driven by Stuart Hayner. The car owns an impressive list of accomplishments including one victory, two second-place finishes, and a third place finish totaling 795 points. Of the 56 Corvettes built and modified to Challenger Specifications in 1988, this one features a 5-speed manual transmission and has been a weekend warrior racking up 3,892 miles. In 1988, the window price of the Corvette was $33,043 with a $15,000 addition for Protofab Engineering.
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Challenge Race Car – Unsold - High Bid $47,000 - Like the previous Corvette, this ’88 is one of the 56 Corvettes built to be a Corvette Challenge Race Car. Presented in as-raced condition, the #3 car competed in five Corvette Challenge Series Races in 1988 when it was owned by Gloy Motorsports. RK Smith and Brad Murphey were the primary drivers of the Corvette, which has been on the road some 5,334 miles. This Corvette has the highest mileage of any Corvette being auctioned from the Judski collection.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette R9G Challenge Race Car – Sold for $40,000 - One of 23 RG9 Corvettes built for the 1990 model year make this another rare specimen. The car has never been dealer prepped or raced despite its designation as a race car. Only five R9G Corvettes were coated in yellow and with eleven actual miles to its name and the steering wheel wrap, seat plastic, factory protective wrap on the roof panel, and window sticker all still intact, you couldn’t ask for a newer 24 year-old vehicle. A 6-speed manual transmission, FX3 selective ride, and Z51 performance handling make the Corvette super fun to drive should the buyer decide that to be its destiny.
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary – Unsold - High Bid $33,000 - This 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette has been driven eight miles and was never dealer-prepped which means, you guessed it, all of the original stickers and wrappings remain. The White and Black body is accented by white wheels, leather interior, and steering wheel and it is badged with unique emblems exclusive to 35th Anniversary Corvettes. Quite a few rare and desirable extras grace the Corvette, making it even more unique including the optional MM4 4-speed manual transmission, dual removable roof panels, and the rare engine block heater option.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – Sold for $56,000 - Competition Yellow is a hard color to miss, especially when it’s one of 448 ZR1s to be produced in 1995. This one was the 342nd produced and was one of only 49 produced in yellow. The 405-horsepower LT5 has seen 268 actual miles and like its counterparts, it is all wrapped up from the factory. Making it especially desirable is the fact that 1995 was the last year of C4 ZR1 production.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – Sold for $45,000 - Known as the first King of the Hill, the ’90 ZR1 debuted at the 1989 Geneva Auto Show to a very warm welcome. Rumors had been swirling for some time that Chevrolet was going to introduce a more powerful Corvette to its line-up, and the LT5 V-8 engine under the hood was just the thing. Designed by Chevrolet-Lotus, the powerplant utilized the architecture of the V-8 small-block with 4.4-inch bore spacing, but with four overhead camshafts and 32 valves – all working in conjunction to produce 375 horses. This Arctic White example lined in black has 23 actual miles on the odometer and like the others, never underwent dealer preparation or had any covering removed.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary – Sold for $44,000 - Last but certainly not least, this ’93 ZR1 is the second in Judski’s collection (see above), which marked the 40th Anniversary of the Corvette and is one of only 245 produced. An LT5 engine putting out 405 horses lay under the hood paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and FX3 selective ride. The ZR1 package continues into the appearance of the car with stand-out accents made even more attractive by being coated in Ruby Red paint. Both tops and the factory window sticker exist, and the car has been driven 1,762 actual miles.
So there you have it, folks! Thirteen of the coolest Corvettes around were up for grabs and all but four of them sold -- and for pretty reasonable amounts of money. To keep track of the four remaining unsold Corvettes, check out www.mecum.com.