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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vicari to Offer Two Collector Corvettes at its New Texas Auction


1963 Corvette ZO6
courtesy Vicari Auction Company
The Vicari Auction Company is planning its inaugural Texas auction, to be held in Nocona this weekend (April 19-20), in a big way. Not only will they be auctioning off 200 classic cars, they’re also holding a classic cruise and poker run. Details can be found on their website

 
1962 Fuelie Corvette
courtesy Vicari Auction Company
Let’s look at the Corvettes. Vicari says both are extremely rare, mostly original, and have been stored in Texas by a collector since the 1980s.

First up is this 1962 Fuelie Corvette, said to be one of only 254 “Big Brake” or regular production option 687 cars built that year. That was a racing option, and came with a four-speed manual transmission and a powerful 360 hp 327 V8 with fuel injection, and a 4.56:1 differential. It also included finned brake drums with their own cooling fans and attached air scoops, a fast steering adapter, and heavy duty shocks.
1962 Fuelie Corvette
courtesy Vicari Auction Company

Vicari says it was delivered in primer and that its first owner had it painted British Racing Green. Ergh. I like British Racing Green, but on a Corvette?

Fortunately, the current owner repainted it black. It’s well-documented, still has its original rag top, hard top, and transmission, and has less than 60,000 miles on it.
1962 Fuelie Corvette
courtesy Vicari Auction Company












1963 Corvette ZO6
courtesy Vicari Auction Company
Next is the holy grail of Corvettes, a 1963 split window ZO6 coupe, one of only 199 built that year. It also has “Big Brakes,” combined with a 327 fuel-injected V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. It still has its original black interior, but the exterior, in gold, has been repainted once. Mechanically, a different master cylinder is thought to be the only change made. With only 38,000 miles on it, this Corvette is sure to tempt somebody.
1963 Corvette ZO6
courtesy Vicari Auction Company


[SOURCE: Vicari Auction Company]

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