This Classic Corvette Stingray Could Be Yours for a Bargain Price

The gorgeous retro ride is featured in a massive online auction alongside Ferraris, Mercedes, and even a Lancia rally car.
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RM Sotheby's kicked off its "Open Roads, The European Summer Auction" on July 14, and bids are currently pouring in on over 80 collectible exotics. While many of the featured lots have a six- or even seven-figure pre-sale estimates, the Monterey-based classic car dealer maxed out this this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe's value $28,500. 

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What's more, the only bid listed at press time was for just $57, so there's a good chance that it'll be closed on for much less. Under the C3 'Vette's stunning red shell, which was originally painted in Orange Flame, is the original 350 cubic-inch L48 V8 mated to an automatic transmission. 

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Its listed in driver-ready condition, but the retro ride would also make for a fantastic complete restoration project. Looking at provided art of the all-black interior and Vega steering wheel, the cockpit appears to be slightly worn but ready to roll. 

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RM Sotheby's doesn't provide many other details, but Hagerty reporst that the 1976 Stingray's air intake was moved over the radiator, which allowed designers to implement a unique hood design for one year only. A steel belly pan stiffened the front end and helped deflect heat from the catalytic converter. 

A 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

A 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Pricier cars in better condition are also on offer. A 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, which edged out the Lamborghini Miura P4000 to become the world's fastest production car in its day, is expected to sell for a maximum of $570,000. Meanwhile, a 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally that podiumed in multiple notable events has a top-end price of $1.25 million. 

1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally

1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally

On the modern side, one of just 75 examples of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss could rake in up to $2.5 million. Named for the 300 SLR that Stirling Moss campaigned to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, the AMG V8-powered hyper-roadster hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds on its way to 220 mph. 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

Visit RM Sotheby's website to browse more lots before the event ends on July 22.