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Pick Your '62, '65 or '67 Chevrolet Corvette If You are Into Retro Convertibles

Mecum’s Kissimmee Summer Special collector car auction taking place August 27th through 29th at the Osceola Heritage Park grounds in Kissimmee is about ready to respect all health and safety protocols to make sure all participants have a wonderful time. And some of them might get home inside a vintage Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – the choice is vast and seemingly fitting to numerous personal preferences.
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The auction house is promising no participant will be disappointed at the end – and with an estimated 1,000 vehicles on display across the “red carpet,” the choice is so vast you could use a helping hand to pick your favorites. If you are currently into vintage Chevrolet Corvettes with an open-air flavor, we may have spared you the trouble in advance.

This is because our eye was caught in the crossfire of three vastly personal reinterpretations: a restomoded 1962 C1, a second generation 1965 example from the Marty Nelson Collection, and a side-exhaust unit from 1967. Variance is the key argument here, as all three of them work for a different kind of fan in each case.

Those with a knack for both the vintage and modern marks should definitely check out the ‘62 packing a 6.2-liter engine with hot cam worth no less than 500 ponies. It also brings to the first-generation retro table a 4L60E transmission with push button quick shifter, a C4 suspension with QA1 adjustable shocks, a SR-III full tube chassis and a loud bespoke exhaust system from Borla.

All good and dandy on the performance front, but what we actually like most is the PPG Patriot Red / 50th Anniversary Ruby Red Stayfast soft top exterior and Shoreline Beige interior combination. If that is too much, then you better consider the ‘65 Convertible from the Marty Nelson Collection. This guy clearly likes his cars to be as close to the original as possible.

Such is the case with this beautiful 327 cubic inch, 4-speed manual open top dressed in a beautiful Nassau Blue with Blue interior.

On the other hand, our personal favorite of the three Corvette musketeers seen here is the ‘67 ‘Vette equipped with a 427 cubic inch V8 good for expelling all demons from the 435 hp engine through that quirky side exhaust. What can we say, we like ‘em odd.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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