'63 Corvette, petroliana signs and more all do well in Miller & Miller's December 3rd online auction

All 241 lots were from the lifetime collection of Gary Archer, a collector who aggressively sought out gas pumps, petroliana advertising, automobilia, soda signs and toys. Internet bidding was via LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
 
 
Bright red 1963 Chevy Corvette split window coupe
Bright red 1963 Chevy Corvette split window coupe
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - Dec. 7, 2022 - PRLog -- A bright red 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe with the rare and highly desirable split rear window roared off for $129,800 in an online-only Automobiles, Advertising & Toys auction held December 3rd by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The runner-up lot was a 1940s double-sided porcelain Chrysler Plymouth Fargo dealer sign that made $29,500.

Prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

All 241 lots in the sale were from the lifetime collection of the late Gary Archer, a collector who aggressively sought out gas pumps, petroliana advertising, automobilia, soda signs and old toys. "The family reflected on what Gary paid for certain pieces. It was like winning the lottery," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. "Overall the auction was seen as a great success."

Mr. Miller said that as the market for petroliana (gas station collectibles) matures, buyers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. "The results in this auction showed that rarity and condition are trending as the most important predictors of price," Miller observed. "While the top 20 percent crushed our highest expectations, the more common material was flatlined at best."

Auto buffs are familiar with the '63 'split-window' as one of the most rare and coveted Corvettes out there. Mr. Archer imported his from the U.S. in 1983 and stored it away as an investment in a dry, heated garage. Prior to that, the car received a cosmetic restoration that included a color change to red and many interior upgrades. The car more than doubled its $60,000 high estimate.

The Chrysler Plymouth Fargo dealer sign was produced for the Canadian market and measured 44 ½ inches by 41 ½ inches. The sign blasted through its pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Following are additional highlights from the auction, which grossed $478,018 and attracted 382 registered users, who placed a combined 6,478 bids. One hundred percent of the lots were sold. Internet bidding was facilitated by both LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., has two major auctions planned for the first quarter of next year. They include an Advertising & Historic Objects auction on Saturday, January 21st; 2023; and a Canadiana & Folk Art auction on Saturday, February 11th. Both auctions will be online-only.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the firm's upcoming sales, please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

End
Email:***@millerandmillerauctions.com Email Verified
Tags:Corvette
Industry:Hobbies
Location:New Hamburg - Ontario - Canada
Subject:Websites
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Ken Hall Press Releases PRs
Trending News
Most Viewed
Top Daily News



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share