Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Auctions, Chevrolet, Celebrities

Mecum Auto Auctions has a hot lot for its October 12 event at the Schaumburg Convention Center outside Chicago - Harley Earl's personalized 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. The beauty was gifted to him by General Motors not just for 30 years of employment, but for establishing the concept car, with the Buick Y-Job, and kicking off the decadent, tail-finned designs that typified American cars in the 1950s.

Earl's Corvette sports a few rarities that set it apart from your average 1963 model, with the obvious tweak being that custom, side-exit exhaust. Mecum claims that only four Corvettes left the factory with that exhaust setup, while Earl's customized gauge cluster and dash also add a considerable amount of value. After all, when was the last time the passenger had their own set of gauges?

Considering the provenance of this Chevy, the fact that it's a member of the Corvette Hall of Fame shouldn't come as a shock. The freshly restored offering is lot S110, and will cross the block on Saturday, October 12, at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Read more about the car and the auction below.Continue reading Harley Earl's personal Corvette going up for auction
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