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VIN 30837S106844














   
Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: January 15, 1963
 
Owner: Mecum Auctions Mickey Thompson's Personal Corvette ZO6
City: Monterey
State: California
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: 30837S106844
State: Restored
 
Exterior: 936 Ermine White
Interior: Blk Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Other Color
 
Body: Unknown
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  837 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (FI 360hp) 49.24% 4,252.00
  L84 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel injection) 12.13% 430.40
  M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 83.54% 188.30
  N03 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe) 0.29% 202.30
  Z06 Special Performance Equipment 0.93% 1,818.45
  Total   0.0001%
(1 Cars)
6,891.45
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Added to Registry 08/15/2012
 
Car history:
Mecum Auctions, Monterey CA Auction 08/18/2012

HIGHLIGHTS
- Mickey Thompson's personal ZO6
- Previously known to be "The Sears/Allstate Tire Test Car"
- Recently discovered by David Burroughs' Prove It to be Thompson's personal driver
- Thompson likely spent more time driving #6844 than all four of his other ZO6 race Corvettes
- #6844 was also used as the advertising model for Mickey Thompson mag wheels
- L84 327/360 HP Fuel Injection
- M20 close-ratio 4-speed transmission
- N03 36 gallon fuel tank

DESCRIPTION
In 1963, what did the fastest man on earth drive to work?
Mickey Thompson drove this ZO6 Corvette #6844
Prove It findings reveal new identity for Mickey Thompson Corvette.

For nearly two decades, this Z06 Corvette was thought to have been used
by Mickey Thompson to test Sears Allstate Tires on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
However, over the past several years, a cloud of doubt surrounded this claim.

Dana Mecum wanted to know the facts. So, he hired Prove It
a research team headed by Bloomington Gold founder, David Burroughs.
Prove It collected historic photography, testimony from expert witnesses,
testimony from the restorer, and relevant materials associated with the vehicle.

The Findings:
Prove It concluded this Corvette VIN #6844 was NOT the Allstate car.
However, it concluded that it was indeed Thompsons personal Corvette.

As a famous drag racer of the period and holder of a 406 mph speed record,
Thompson chose this 1963 Z06 Corvette (#6844) to fit his brand image of speed.
Although not the Bonneville test car, Thompson would have likely spent more time
driving #6844 than all four of his other Z06 race Corvettes.

Besides being his personal Corvette, #6844 was also used as the advertising
model for one of his speed accessoriesMickey Thompson mag wheels.

About Prove It
Designed by David Burroughs, Prove It helps owners or buyers determine if
certain claims are true, false, or inconclusive. Prove It represents the vehicle
rather than one side or the other.

Once all the facts, materials, historic photography, and testimony from both sides
are collected, it is forwarded to a specially selected team of experts for their
inspection, comments, and conclusions.
These comments and conclusions are forwarded to a team of analysts for their
final inspection and conclusions. A report is then written with findings and conclusions
and presented to the client.

For more information about Prove It Contact: David Burroughs (309) 261-0992.
 
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