Among the more than 1,000 cars sold at the 23rd annual Original Spring Classic Auction, top sale went to the 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette, which sold for $925,000. Featuring a 327 cubic inch engine, the Corvette boasts a 4-speed manual transmission; distinct dual instrument panels and stainless steel side-exit exhausts that sprout from behind the front wheel wells; and chrome trim, exterior emblems, interior control knobs and four-wheel disc brakes that are all pre-production 1965 parts. A hand-written number code inside the door trim panel confirms Shop Order (S.O.) 10323, indicating a special hand-built, one-of-a-kind Corvette.
“A high-energy crowd and eager bidders participated in our flagship Original Spring Classic Auction,” said President Dana Mecum. “As our largest annual event, we strive to give enthusiasts a wide variety of vehicles to see, enjoy and purchase. The buildings at the Indiana State Fairgrounds were packed wall to wall with everything from rare pace cars, exotic Mercedes-Benz and Model T’s to wooden boats, tractors and neon signs. There truly was something for every taste and budget.”
More than 30,000 buyers, sellers and general car enthusiasts attended this year’s Original Spring Classic Auction. For complete auction results, visit www.mecum.com.
Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Top 10 Sales (all sales reflect hammer prices) were:
6. 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2291 (Lot S161) at $360,000
7. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Bergen & Johnson (Lot S140) at $305,000
8. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (Lot S247) at $280,000
9. 1964 Ford Thunderbolt (Lot S137) at $260,000
10. 1965 Pontiac GTO GeeTO Tiger (Lot S115) at $250,000