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Resto-mod ’62 Corvette moves to top of Kissimmee sales chart


1962 Chevrolet Corvette hammers sold for $135,000 | Mecum photo by Magie Pinke

A 1962 Chevrolet Corvette resto mod, built over a tube-frame chassis with C4/C5 suspension and LS1 engine, not only was the top car Thursday at Mecum Auctions sale in Kissimmee, Florida, but became the high-seller of the auction so far. The car hammered sold for $135,000.

A 1968 Shelby GT500KR Ford Mustang also exceeded the previous leader, a 2014 BMW i8 Hybrid, when it sold Thursday for $130,000.

The auction’s top-10 results list figures to continue to be revised Friday when cars from the Wayne Schmeeckle Collection cross the block at Osceola Heritage Park.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 among star cars on block Friday | Mecum

Among the star cars on the docket for Friday are a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am convertible, a 1959 Chrysler 300E, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

The sale continues through Sunday.

Mecum Kissimmee, top sales Thursday:

  1. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod, $135,000
  2. 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR fastback, $130,000
  3. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa,$125,000
  4. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $110,000
  5. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod, $110,000


Mecum Kissimmee, overall top sales through Thursday:

  1. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette resto mod, $135,000
  2. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Ford Mustang, $130,000
  3. 2014 BMW i8 Hybrid, $125,000
  4. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, $125,000
  5. 2011 Audi RS Spyder, $120,000
  6. 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 50th anniversary, $115,000
  7. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, $110,000
  8. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro resto mod, $110,000
  9. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, $105,000
  10. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL convertible, $100,000
    1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, $100,000

(Figures represent hammer prices.)

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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