Chevrolet continues success at annual US classic car auction

A classic car auction in Florida, US saw Chevrolet models steal the show, with a 1959 Corvette Custom as the star.

Chevrolet Corvette
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Custom

Following Paul Fraser Collectibles' report on US car auction sales being dominated by Chevrolet last week, yet another US car auction has seen the success of this well-loved manufacturer.

The sale which took place on April 5-7, 2012 featured a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible which sold for $203,500. The pristine vehicle had been reconditioned with contemporary Corvette parts to offer the buyer a show-standard vintage vehicle that drives like new.

A 1935 Chevrolet Street Rod was among the most distinctive cars on sale. Fully customised and restored throughout, this unique model sold for just $88,000.

A particularly slick model of the ever-popular 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, also known as the Sting Ray, made $94,600. The blacked-out custom provided a superb example of one of the most sought-after Chevrolet models, installed with a 1,000hp twin turbo engine.

Other notable lots included two Ford Shelby GT500 hardtops, painted with the US "Stars and Stripes" design, which were sold for charity at a combined price exceeding £1m.  A Spyker C8 "Spyder" SWB also sold for $220,000.

Paul Fraser Collectibles is currently offering this Lewis Hamilton Signed Jersey for those looking to purchase a piece of motor racing history.

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