Low Mileage Corvettes headline Mecum Monterey auction
The Mecum Monterey auction next month is set to offer the world's finest collection of original, low-mileage Corvettes in existence.
The Ed Foss Collection features 26 cars, tracing the evolution of "America's sports car" across 50 years of automotive design and engineering.
All but two of the cars are offered with less than 10,000 miles on the clock, with 19 sporting less than 5,000 miles and seven with less than 200 miles. The majority of cars in the collection are also offered in 95% factory-original condition, a claim corroborated by the research and expertise of David Burroughs, founder of Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark, and publisher of Prove It Authentications.
“The Foss Collection is a library of ‘3-D Books’ that can be read to tell the stories of how these cars were actually built," said Burroughs. "There may be larger collections. There may be more cosmetically perfect collections, however, I know of no other Corvette collections containing more factory-production knowledge than most Corvette judges across the United States combined."
"These Corvettes are highly reliable sources capable of settling many questions about historic accuracy. The next owners will not only be purchasing wonderful vehicles, they will also be purchasing potential sources of education unavailable through any Corvette magazines or books published to date.”
Highlights from the collection will include a multiple award-winning 1969 L88 convertible with 6,453 miles; an original and unrestored 1963 Split Window coupe with 4,526 miles; an unrestored 1965 four-speed fuelie convertible with just 1,652 original miles; and a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with just 4 miles.
The Mecum Auctions Daytime Auction takes place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course on August 13-15, as part of Monterey Classic Car Week.
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