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Collection of Serial Number One Corvettes

MECUM has announced the sale of three Serial Number One Corvettes at the upcoming Bloomington Gold High Performance Auction June 27-28 in St. Charles, Illinois. The collection includes a 1955, 1956 and 1957 Corvette. “This is the only collection of three sequential serial one Corvettes known to exist in the world“ says Dana Mecum.

The 1955 serial number one car was the first production Corvette to offer a high-performance V-8 engine. The 1956 serial number one car was the first redesigned Corvette produced by Chevrolet and the 1957 serial number one car was the very first high performance model Corvette to off the assembly line. The Corvettes were originally amassed in Rockford, Illinois in the late 70’s by Tom Harmer who identified the significance in collecting serial number one automobiles. In the early 80’s, they were purchased by Gene Morton. Having a great understanding for the unbelievable value of these three cars, he moved them to Alaska and protected them for years.

Around the year 2000, the cars resurfaced in Prescott, Arizona and were purchased by Al Wiseman and George Swartz. Mecum comments, “Al and George have restored these three Corvettes to the highest Bloomington Gold standards and to the magnificent state they are in today“. The cars have never been entered or shown at the Bloomington Gold Corvette show or any other event since restoration. The three sequential serial number one Corvettes will be offered for sale as a collection.

About MECUM Auction

The MECUM Auction Company, with corporate headquarters located in Marengo, Ill., is in its 21st year of selling collector cars, specializing in Muscle Cars and Corvettes. In 2008, MECUM will host and manage 14 auctions across the United States and expects to sell its 50,000th car in the spring. The company is also featured in the action-packed MECUM Auto Auction: Muscle Cars and More! television series presented in HD TV on Discovery’s HD Theater.

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