LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Neil Fletcher (‘Fletch’) never did anything by half. This gentle bon vivant who helped to revolutionise photographic retailing in Australia, purchased his first Corvette as a 50th birthday present for himself. By the time he succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease, he had a stable of seven Corvettes which he lovingly and painstakingly restored. Those cars are now to be sold by Mossgreen, one of Australia’s leading auction houses.
The cars range from 1959 to 1998 (with pre-sale estimates in AUD):
1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1 (LHD) Chassis no. J59S101584 Engine no. F1111CQ ($60,000 – $80,000)
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1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 (RHD) Chassis no. 00867S105210 Engine no. F1210CU ($65,000 – $85,000) (Image http://www.mossgreen.com.au/images/lot/7107/71073_2.jpg)
1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray convertible (RHD) Vin no. 194676S111920 Engine no. T01121P, 6111920 ($70,000 – $90,000) Note: this has the 427 big-block.
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1969 Corvette C3 Stingray (RHD) Vin no. 194379S713054 Engine no. T0104LM 19S713054 ($30,000 – $40,000)
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1974 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray (RHD) Vin no. 1Z67T4S401024 Engine no. 14S401024 V0817CLD ($20,000 – $30,000)
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR1 (RHD) Vin no. 1G1YZ23JXM5801920 Engine no. 10ZTKX1050300010 ($30,000 – $40,000)
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5 (RHD) Vin no. 1G1YY22G6W5120021 Engine no. 1W5120021 ($35,000 – $45,000)
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The auction will be held at Mossgreen in Melbourne on Monday, September 1st at 6.00pm. Details of the auction can be found at [ http://www.mossgreen.com.au/view-auctions/catalog/id/104/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2F%3Fstatus%3Dbidding_upcoming ] (Vehicle Lots from 101 – 111 and include a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback and a 1969 Morris Mini Panel Van).
Mossgreen is one of Australia’s premier auctioneers of Australian & international art, Indigenous art, Chinese & Asian arts, decorative arts, early photography, books, medals, automobilia, coins, stamps, maps, travel memorabilia, advertising posters and sporting memorabilia.
Mossgreen offers an online, real-time bidding system ‘Mossgreen live(TM)’, which allows live auction participation from anywhere in the world. Further details available at Tel: +61 3 9508 8888 and www.mossgreen.com.au
Charles Leski, Mossgreen
Tel: +61 3 9508 8888
Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting
Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880