We’re back with another look at some of the Corvettes being offered at Freije and Freije’s Brian Wedding Sale. Last week we spotlighted two very nice and very red straight axle cars and this week we move on to Corvette’s second and third generations.
The 2nd annual Brian Wedding Collection auction runs June 24th and June 25th at Freije and Freije’s facility at 3801 N Burkhardt Road in Evansville, Indiana. As we write this, 22 consigned Corvettes are slated to cross the auction block in search of a new home.
Perusing the Corvette docket, we see 7 of the 8 generations represented. Around here, the second and third-generation Corvettes are probably our favorites so today we proudly present a 1965 convertible and a 1972 coupe for your perusal. We’d gladly hop behind the wheel of either one of these great-looking Corvettes.
1965 Silver / Silver Convertible
The 1965 Corvette was the third model year for the new C2 Corvette. With production settling in, it was time for some enhancements. The most notable of which was standard disc brakes on all corners. We also saw the first big block engine in Corvette in the form of the legendary L78 396 cubic inch rat motor that pumped out 425 horsepower. Styling changes were modest with revised door panels, tweaks to the radio area of the dash, and a new shade of gray on the knock-off wheels.
The 1965 Corvette Convertible rolling into the Brian Wedding sale is finished in Silver Pearl over a silver interior. It’s one of 15,376 convertibles built that year. Power comes from a 327ci engine that’s backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Other features include a black soft top, side exhaust, and a teak steering wheel. Redline tires wrap knock-off wheels and the odometer shows just over 94,000 miles.
1972 Red / Red Coupe
1972 was a transitional year for the 3rd generation Corvette. It would mark the last year for front and rear chrome bumpers and it was the first year for SAE Net horsepower ratings. With those new ratings, the top dog LS5 engine was now rated at 270 ponies, down from 365 one year prior. The anti-theft alarm became standard equipment and the fiber optic light monitoring system was history.
The 1972 Corvette coupe presented here features Mille Miglia Red paint complemented with a red interior. It’s one of 3,913 built with the LS5 454ci engine. That big block routes power through a 3-speed automatic transmission and a positraction rear end. Other options include air conditioning, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and power brakes. White-letter tires wrap traditional GM rally wheels. Indicated mileage checks in at 87,143.
Other Corvettes offered by Freije & Freije Auctioneers:
|1962 Corvette Convertible in Red with Red interior. 327 V8. VIN: 20867S112730 Mileage: 78,608|
|1965 Corvette Convertible in Silver with Silver interior. 327 V8. VIN: 194675S100661 Mileage: 94,875|
|1969 Corvette Convertible in Yellow with Black interior. 350 V8. VIN: 194679S711935 Mileage: 62,292|
|1972 Corvette Convertible in Red with Red interior. 454 V8. VIN: 1Z37W2S506430 Mileage: 87,143|
|1973 Corvette Coupe in Green with Saddle interior. 350 V8. VIN: 1Z37T3S412431 Mileage: 05213|
|1978 Corvette Coupe in Two-Tone with Tan interior. 350 V8. VIN: 1Z87L8S425067 Mileage: 85,240|
|1979 Corvette Coupe in White with Red interior. 350 V8. VIN: 1Z8789S445286 Mileage: 66,893|
|1981 Corvette Coupe in Two-Tone Red with Gray interior. 350 V8. VIN: 1G1AY8763B5101120 Mileage: 00999|
|1990 Corvette Coupe in Two-Tone Red with Gray interior. 5.7L V8. VIN: 1G1YY2381L5109575 Mileage: 69,498|
|1993 40th Anniversary Corvette Convertible in Ruby Red with Red interior. 5.7L V8. VIN: 1G1YY33P2P5114058 Mileage: 57,965|
|1993 Corvette Convertible in White with White/Black interior. 5.7L V8. VIN: 1G1YY33P2P5114058 Mileage: 7,000|
|1996 Corvette Coupe in White with White/Black interior. 5.7L LT1 V8. VIN: 1G1YY2257T5120152 Mileage: 38,417|
|2003 50th Anniversary Corvette Coupe in Anniversary Red with Shale interior. 5.7L LT1 V8. VIN: 1G1YY32G635105455 Mileage: 70,572|
|2006 Corvette Convertible in Red with Black interior. 6.0L LS2 V8. VIN: 1G1YY36U965122853 Mileage: 6,434|
|2006 Corvette Convertible in Silver with Beige interior. 6.0L LS2 V8. VIN: 1G1YY36U465127698 Mileage: 35,271|
|1989 Corvette Convertible in White. V8 w/6-Speed. VIN: 1G1YY3184K5123851 Mileage: 115,862|
|2006 Corvette Z06 in Yellow with Black interior. 7.0L LS7 V8. VIN: 1G1YY26E565100254 Mileage: 23,088|
|1969 Corvette Coupe in Red with Black interior. 427 V8. VIN: 194379S728797 Mileage: 00545|
|1978 25th Anniversary Corvette Coupe in Two-Tone Silver with Oyster interior. 350 V8. VIN: 1Z87L8S40769 Mileage: Unkown|
|1965 Corvette Coupe in Red with Red interior. 396 V8. VIN: 194375S118141 Mileage: 15,317|
|1961 Corvette Roadster in Red with Black interior. 283 V8. VIN: 10867S104604 Mileage: 62,344|
|2008 Corvette Z06 in Red with Black interior. 7.0L LS7 V8. VIN: 1G1YY26E185117040 Mileage: 14,278|
Freije and Freije Auctions will present their 2nd annual Brian Wedding Collection sale this weekend in Evansville, Indiana. The two-day event will run June 24th and June 25th. Bidding opens soon so get those bids in as soon as you can so you can put one or both of these Corvettes in your garage.
For more information on these two great Corvettes or any of the others available at the Brian Wedding Collection sale head on over to www.freijeauctioneers.com.
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