Barrett-Jackson Corvettes Recap

Barrett Jackson visited us all again for another year during the middle of January 2009. As you may recall last year at Barrett Jackson, the big hype was placed on the $1,000,000 auction sale of a brand new 2009 ZR1 Corvette.

This year’s Scottsdale automobile auction brought about an older array of Corvette sales. Tuesday’s bidding began with the auctioning off the hot 1990 Corvette ZR-1, equipped with an active suspension. This vehicle was a crucial tool that GM engineers utilized to demonstrate hydraulic suspension systems. Only fifteen of the 1990 ZR-1’s were ever built, and the one that was auctioned off is one of two that is still in existence. “It’s a very important car to us,” claims retired GM engineer, Bob Johnson, who worked on the active-suspension project. “It’s a very, very sophisticated car.” The ZR-1 was auctioned off for $150,000.

Then, there was the 1989 DR-1, a convertible ZR-1 prototype, which dates back to the C4 Corvette era. This ‘Vette was the top seller out of the Corvette clan, and was auctioned off for $286,000. The 1989 ZR-1 Coupe press car, brought in a pretty penny too, selling for $198,000. Rick Hendrick was in attendance at the auction and paid up on yet another 1989 ZR-1 Coupe for $176,000.

The ZR-1s, however, were not the only type of Corvettes at the auction. Check out the complete list after the jump.

Though no Corvettes raised close to one million at this year’s Barrett Jackson, the above auctioned off vehicles prove that the Corvette heritage collection still has GOT IT!

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The ZR-1s, however, were not the only type of Corvettes at the auction. Others are listed:

Year Make Style Price
1989 Corvette DR-1 Convertible $286,000
1959 Corvette Convertible 283/245 $220,000
1989 Corvette ZR1 Coupe $198,000
1989 Corvette ZR1 Coupe "Snake Skinner" $176,000
1967 Corvette "Shriner" Copo Convertible $176,000
1963 Corvette Coupe 327/360 FI $165,000
1967 Corvette Custom Coupe


1967 Corvette Convertible 427/390 $154,000
1990 Corvette Active ZR1 $150,700
1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 FI $148,500
1967 Corvette Coupe 427/700 $145,200
1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 $143,000
1966 Corvette Convertible 427/390 $139,700
1958 Corvette Resto-Mod $137,500
1963 Corvette Coupe 327/360 FI $137,500
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