I performed an auction inspection on this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at The Gooding and Co. facility in Van Nuys, CA. Gooding & Co. offered the car through one of the Geared Online auctions. Gooding sold the car for $290,000 at auction hammer, $319,000 with buyer premium. In light of winning bid, I would consider the car well sold at the time but shows the strength of a real Z06 in todays market.
This was a car with a known history and still remains unrestored, however still looks good. Gooding & Co. was selling this for a long time collector in Pennsylvania. Chevrolet built only 199 Corvette’s with the Z06 option in 1963. The Z06 option included Fuel Injection, Heavy Duty Brakes, and Heavy Duty Suspension. The earlier cars also had the 36 gallon fuel tank and was a separate option on the later cars. This later example was one of the cars without the large tank. Photos below will show the overall condition and some of the unique pieces of the Z06 option. This Corvette auction inspection showed the car for what it was, allowing my client to make a buying decision.
Corvette Auction Inspection Services
Corvette Inspection Services are available throughout the United States. This inspection was performed in the greater Los Angeles area of California at the auction facility. I will travel to the car to perform the inspection at the seller’s facility or residence. We tailor the services to the Corvette that we are inspecting. I collect engine numbers, castings, transmission info, trim tag, VIN tag, and condition photos.
Expert Auto Appraisals perform inspections on Chevrolet Corvette and all other marques throughout the United States and Canada. I attend the auctions in Scottsdale, Monterey, and Amelia every year. Because of this, I am available for inspections at RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., and Bonhams. I also regularly attend Mecum, Russo and Steele, Barrett-Jackson, and GAA auctions. If you are considering the purchase of a special interest car, contact us to perform an auction inspection of the vehicle for you. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.