Rare 50-year-old Corvette set for pending Mecum Auction

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A 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, one of only four ever made and given to automotive pioneer who brought the iconic sports car to the public’s attention, will soon be auctioned in Chicago.

The Corvette, which features factory-customized side exhaust, is a longtime member of the Corvette Hall of Fame. The rare car, given to Harley J. Earl, will be among about 1,000 cars auctioned Oct. 10-12 by Mecum Auctions.

A rare Corvette Sting Ray will be auctioned in Chicago.
A rare Corvette Sting Ray will be auctioned in Chicago.

Earl joined General Motors in 1928 and became the head of the GM design team before retiring in 1958.

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The 1963 Corvette will be auctioned in the final day of the three-day show. The auction will open at 8 a.m. daily with some of the auction broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network.

A live stream of the event will also be presented at www.mecum.com.

To view the list, consign a vehicle or register as a bidder for the Chicago auction, visit Mecum’s website or call (262) 275-5050.

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