Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, $78,775, Stevens Auction
Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette sports car with the original 283 c.i. engine and four-speed transmission, in like-new condition, roared away for $78,775 at an auction held Jan. 7 by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss. Also, a circa-1860 pair of period rococo gold mirrors with cupids, 7 feet 4 inches tall, brought $23,000; a two-piece rosewood Victorian bedroom suite attributed to Pottier & Stymus fetched $19,550; and a 10-saw cotton gin made circa 1905 went for $17,250. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.