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1/26/09 5:07pm - Original Message: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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My wife and I went to the Mucum Auto Auction last Saturday Jan. 24 in Kissimmee, Fl. They auctioned the Gulf (1) Vette, a 1963 split window Z-06 Vette that was considered the most sought after Car in the country. It was sponsored by Gulf Oil in 1963 and is the most sucessful factory-backed production racing Corvette in the C-2 era. The car was built for road racing and has a wonderful history. It was an honor to see it in person and watch it sell for $1,050,000. It sold to a guy in R.I. It was suppose produce 1400+ hp. gs77vet2009-01-26 14:13:02
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1/26/09 5:10pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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71 454 convertible, mulsanne blue,a/c, matching numbers, 47K miles

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I think you might have three too many zeros in your number.  It is still alot of money

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1/26/09 5:15pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Thanks bcliff, I lost my head. It was $1,050,00. I did correct it  Gene
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1/26/09 5:20pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Gene:
I know how exciting it is to be around cars like that. I was at that show in 1990 when the 69 ZL1 was there and also got to ride in one of the 57 SR2s to a photo shoot at Carlisle in 94.
 
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1/26/09 9:47pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Man that's mucho cash............phew!

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1/26/09 11:09pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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I wonder how many Yugos that would buy...?!?!?  Wacko  Ermm  Wink

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1/26/09 11:37pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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1400hp Z06?
Imma tinkin more like 400?
That's otay tho, Gene...I get excited around stuff like that too!
Grady Davis(Gulf Oil) was a man that put a LOT of $$$ into a lot of cars(not just Corvettes) back in the '60s, and early '70s, and we can thank him for all of the history these cars gave us. These cars are all very historically important....not a lot of them survived, since they were, after all, just race cars. I'm glad a lot of them have been found, and restored to their former racing configurations. Are they worth that kind of moolah? Heck YEAH!

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1/27/09 7:24am - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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1972 corvette stingray convertible 2007 coupe

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Nice car, here is he link for the auction.Sounds good and healthy.
 


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1/27/09 9:26am - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

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This year I was disappointed on the date of the show.  I'll be down this weekend for the guitar trade show.  The auction and the show are always on the same weekend except for this year. A good bro of mine owns GuitarBroker and Investment Motor Cars and it was nice running back and forth.  If you were at the auction last year, he had the 70 GTO RA-4 Ragtop in olive green..
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1/27/09 11:47am - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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[QUOTE=fp_vetter72]Nice car, here is he link for the auction.Sounds good and healthy.
 
[/QUOTE] Thanks for posting the linkThumbs%20UpThumbs%20UpThumbs%20Up

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1/27/09 2:23pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Ya'll prolly didn't notice(or care), but this car has the early knock-off rims, with the two bar spinners. Normal producion cars had three bar spinners, making the two bar ones REALLY rare. This car was built/raced before any of the 5 Grand Sports were built....it did enjoy and test some of the early development parts that were made for the GS program. I think this may have also been the first Z06 made/sold specifically as a racer....
Lot of historical significance here, ya'll.....

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1/27/09 9:51pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

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THAT WAS AWESOME!!!Thumbs%20UpThumbs%20Up  Thanks for posting the link, Fred.
And thank you Joel, for your insight of the small details that some of us miss.  (I noticed the two bar spinners but did not realize the significance.)  I love stuff like that!
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1/27/09 11:02pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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1980 L82 Dark Metallic Green Coupe, Gymkhana Suspension, AM/FM/CB, GM ZZ383....nice....

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Great video and trivia. Man that thing sounds like a beast!

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1/27/09 11:55pm - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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That C2 sounds wicked!! What a piece of history!!

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1/28/09 9:17am - Reply: '$1,050,000 Vette'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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It was awesome to hear from the original driver "The Flying Dentist as part of the show". One point that was made was that additional docutmentation was "dug out" and framed to be provide with the sale.

I find it interesting how many folks have pieces of history salted back.

Sad to think that some of the genuine Chevrolet artifacts that will never be seen or worse yet may be destroyed.

Thanks for posting this! It is a very fine looking piece of history.

Besides that I always wondered where those rear fender flares went to off of my 75 Chevy Van..... Now I know...... Tuxblacray2009-01-28 06:21:35

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