PROTEAM’S ‘LAST’ TO BE DISPLAYED AT MEADOW BROOK CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE
NAPOLEON, Ohio – ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales has announced that it’s “Last(tm)” Corvette will join approximately 300 of the world’s most prized and collectible automobiles at the 2006 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance.
Now in its 28th year, the Concours d’Elegance is internationally renowned as being one of the most prestigious classic car shows, commanding the presence of the world’s most distinguished car collectors, automotive executives and enthusiasts.
This year’s event, titled “A New Kind of Classic,” will be held Aug. 6 at Meadow Brook Hall on the Oakland University campus.
“The Meadow Brook selection process is very discerning. Only the rarest, most significant cars are invited to the Concours. For the ‘Last’ to attend is a testament to how truly significant this car is,” said Terry Michaelis, president, ProTeam. The “Last” is the 186,981st produced by General Motors and is documented as the last 1967 Corvette (VIN #22940) of the C2 series production – widely regarded by collectors and enthusiasts as the greatest Corvette design. It is also the last factory 427 cid mid-year big-block ever built. ProTeam acquired the “Last” in June 2005, since then, the vehicle has completed an extensive restoration at Nabers Brothers Restoration in Houston, Texas, was granted “Top Flight” certification from the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) and earned the coveted Bloomington Gold Certification in June 2006.
Due to its extraordinary culmination of lasts, the car has been drawing large crowds as it is displayed at high-profile venues across the country and will be the subject of a mini-series on the Fox Cable Group’s SPEED channel, scheduled to air November/December 2006.
ProTeam plans to sell the car at no reserve at the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January 2007. Initial estimates have the “Last” selling for as much as seven figures.
For more information about the “Last,” visit www.lastcorvette.com.
ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales, based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. Almost $20 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in 90,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities in Napoleon, Ohio, and Auburn, Ind., with nearly 200 classic Corvettes on display at any time. For additional information, contact ProTeam at P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, call 888.592.5086 or visit www.proteamcorvette.com.
About Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance
Proceeds from the event are used by Oakland University for the preservation and restoration of Meadow Brook Hall. Meadow Brook Hall is an automotive heritage mansion on the campus of Oakland University and the fourth largest historic home museum in the United States. The Meadow Brook Concours d’ Elegance now in its 28th year, and internationally renowned, has become one of the most prestigious classic car shows and the largest fundraising event supporting the preservation and restoration of Oakland University Meadow Brook Hall, formally home to Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson.