Thursday, August 19, 2010

Adesa Corvette and Specialty Car Auction was the perfect cure for the stuck in the office blues

Usually my day consists of sitting behind a computer screen in a cubicle doing research, entering data, answering e-mails, and taking phone calls. Day in. Day out. I do it on Monday. I do it on Tuesday. I do it on Wednesday. I'm sure you can see where this is going. Sometimes the biggest excitement of the day is when I have to get up and go to the can.

But then sometimes, something cool comes up, and I get to see daylight for an hour or two! When my dad called and asked if I wanted to go to the collector car auction at the big Adesa facility in Belton on Thursday, I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I think I might have even knocked some of the cubicle walls over.

We try to go to Adesa's collector sales as often as they have them. Sometimes they're really big events. Sometimes, not so much. Now, the latest auction was sort of in the latter category, but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything to look at.

These sales have all kinds of different specialty cars, but they usually put
special emphasis on Corvettes. And they had some pretty decent ones. The star of the show, by far, was a blue '67 Corvette roadster. It had the very livable 327-c.i. engine, and all sorts of neat options like both tops, white leather seats with the optional headrests, and air conditioning. It didn't have aluminum wheels or side pipes, but it really wasn't missing them.

There were a few cars selling, but it seemed like there were more no-sales. A few of the rattier cars didn't even generate enough interest to get a single bid. Money is tight these days, and you can certainly see it at an event like this.
I'm not complaining, though. While most people were still stuck in their little offices, I was in the middle of a specialty car sale at a beautiful auction facility. Take a look at the photos below to see some of the cars that you probably missed out on!

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