The Mecum Auctions Kissimmee (Jan 3-13 2019) ‘Best in Black Collection’ is a remarkable gathering of Corvettes that spans three generations and includes some of the absolute best-of-breed examples in existence. And as the collection name implies, each car here is dressed to kill in what is easily the most versatile and emotive of all colors.
Black is certainly at its best in the Best in Black Collection, with each of America’s Sports Cars within wearing the obsidian shade on their varying body styles and each one looking as right as rain. But what really makes these Corvettes special is not merely their shared outer shade. Among this group are some of the most desirably optioned, rarest and/or most awarded and well known examples of their given breeds. From two L88s—one with just 2,000 miles and one a special-ordered convertible—to the only known Tuxedo Black 1965 Big Tank Fuelie and the last first-generation Corvette produced, this is a lineup that would be truly impossible to recreate with its countless one-of-a-kind boasts.
Corvette enthusiasts are sure to be on high alert this January as the Best in Black Collection crosses the auction block at the world’s largest collector car auction, because even in black, there is no mystery about the quality of this captivating collection of world-class Corvettes.