Why: 14 low mile Corvettes, of which several are special editions, alongside hundreds of cars from other American brands.
Okay, now that the collectors have run off to mark their calendars and check their wallets, the rest of us can take a moment to gawk at the Corvettes that are going to be up for auction later this month.
First, to specify why this auction is important, it is the personal collection of the CEO of the James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Corporation, Eddie Vannoy. The company specializes in building independently standing retail stores and golf courses. They are also the exclusive contractor for building Lowe’s Hardware Stores in the US.
As well as cars, multiple race suits, neon signs, motorsports memorabilia, and such will also be auctioned off, but we’re here for the Corvettes!
Now for the some of the highlights of the collection:
Callaway is a well known Corvette tuner. When the company turned 25, they released a special edition anniversary car based on the C6 Grand Sport with a supercharged 6.2 liter LS3 producing 620 HP.
What makes this car extremely valuable, apart from the fact it’s only 1 of 25 made, is that each car was personally tuned and signed by Reeves Callaway himself. It held the option code of RPO B2K and was a $52,000 premium over an already top-spec 4LT package.
The car has a ton of carbon fiber specialty bits fitted to it, including an induction cover over the TVS2300 roots-style supercharger.