Auburn, IN, August 6, 2008 – Worldwide Auctioneers has announced that it has procured the sale of a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71 Stingray Coupe, which will join the line-up of rare and significant automobiles going under the hammer at its inaugural Auburn sale. Built in the last week of Corvette production for 1969, this particular Stingray is documented to be 215th from the end of the assembly line. None of the other later 427/435 cars have surfaced to date, making this the last known 1969 427 cubic inch Corvette. The car carries the original factory gas tank sticker showing that its sleek black exterior is factory original, unusual on 1969 Stingrays.
“Worldwide Auctioneers is proud to offer for sale a vehicle that has been much anticipated by Corvette collectors everywhere for the last quarter century,” said John Kruse, Managing Partner.
The Auburn Auction will also offer Corvette enthusiasts the chance to acquire a numbers matching 1954 Corvette Roadster, the recipient of a meticulous frame-off restoration less than two years ago. Finished in its original Polo White with red interior, the car was rigorously prepared for concours judging, but never shown, presenting its new owner with the first opportunity to do just that. Completing the trio is an extremely impressive 1958 Corvette Fuel Injected Roadster, the very elite Code 579D, 290 horsepower edition. Finished in seldom seen Silver Blue over Snowcrest white coves and Powder Blue soft top, the car is “a compilation of everything a Corvette collector could desire,” said Rod Egan, Managing Partner and Chief Auctioneer.
The Corvettes represent the best of America’s Sports Cars in a sale which will include many of the world’s finest automobiles. The Auburn Auction is limited to only 80 rare and significant motorcars including the “James Cagney Auburn V12 Salon Cabriolet”, a 1933 Duesenberg SJ Boattail Speedster, 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III SWB and the lowest mileage 1969 Chevrolet 427/435 C.O.P.O. Camaro known to exist. The sale will be held in the grounds of Worldwide Auctioneers new US Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, on Saturday August 30th at 6pm, as the town coincidentally plays host to the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, that same Labor Day Weekend.