This has to be the best Corvette collection we've ever seen.
It's not uncommon for Chevrolet Corvettes to sell for big bucks. The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that rolled off the production line sold for a staggering $3 million at a charity auction, and yet it won't ever be driven. Likewise, the final C7 Chevrolet Corvette ever built sold for $2.7 million. Corvette fans may want to keep an eye on this month's Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event, where one owner's cherished Corvette collection will be going up for sale.
As many as 200 cars from the Muscle Car City Museum in Punta Gorda, Florida, will be sold at the event, most of which are Chevrolets including 48 Corvettes spanning multiple generations.
Treworgy's collection is believed to be one of the largest GM muscle car and Corvette collections in the country, representing over 80 years of US automotive industry. For decades, Treworgy spent years collecting cars to display at the Muscle Car City Museum.
Now, he's ready to retire and share his automotive treasures with collectors. Every one of the Corvette's eight generations is represented, from a 1954 Corvette Roadster C1, to a 1975 Corvette Convertible C3, a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible C4, and a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C5, along with several ZR1 models from the 1990s. More modern examples are also available, including a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and a 2020 Corvette Z51.
If you're a fan of vintage General Motors muscle cars, there's something for everyone. In addition to Corvettes, Treworgy's collection of Chevrolet Camaros, Pontiac GTOs, Chevrolet El Caminos, Oldsmobile 442s, a rare 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16, and some vintage GM pickup trucks will be sold at the same auction.
There are even some obscure rarities like the race car built for the 2000 'Charlies Angels' movie. Treworgy's collection will be going under the hammer at an auction hosted by Mecum Auction on January 22 and 23. There's no reserve on any of the 200 lots either, so bring your checkbook.