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    Classic Corvette, kept behind walls in Brunswick for 27 years, could be worth $175K

    Classic Corvette, bricked behind walls in Brunswick for 27 years, could be worth $175,000

    By Darcie Moore, Times Record
    Posted Jan. 18, 2013, at 2:53 p.m

    This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, which spent 27 years bricked into a vaultinside a Brunswick building,
    —is expected to sell for at least $175,000 at auction Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
    - The Times Record

    BRUNSWICK, Maine — The famous “entombed” Corvette that spent 27 years bricked into a vault inside a Bath Road building could sell for at least $175,000 in a Florida auction Saturday.

    The Corvette is one of more than 3,000 vehicles to “ride the red carpet” at the Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

    The car has an automatic transmission, red interior and a “Blue Flame” 6-cylinder engine.

    Richard Sampson, a businessman who built a chain of 33 grocery stores, purchased the car new in 1954 and drove it until 1959. Then he took it to the construction site of a store in Brunswick — currently home to China Rose restaurant, 42 Bath Road — and had workers enclose it in a brick-and-mortar vault, according to a story by Kane Rogers in this month’s edition of Mecum Monthly, an auctioneer publication.

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    For Sale: Gorgeous ’54 Corvette, 2,500 Miles, Entombed for Decades. $100,000 O.B.O.

    By Matt Peckham
    Feb. 01, 2013
    Time Magazine

    A 1954 Corvette Roadster bricked away like the victim in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and sprung decades later bid up to $100,000 but ultimately failed to sell at auction last weekend.

    Bangor Daily News had reported the Corvette could fetch upwards of $175,000 at a car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, but in the end, it didn’t clear its reserve price reports car collector blog Hemmings Daily.

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