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Car of the Week - June 22nd, 2011

Keith Martin's Sports Car Market has chosen the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette convertible and 1964 Mercury Marauder of Joseph Masciuli as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Cars of the Week.

Joseph is all about American muscle, whether it be in newer technology or older brutality. And he has quite a combination paired up here, crossing the partisan make-lines by parking a GM product alongside a Blue Oval one.

The 1964 Mercury Marauder, in this case in the Park Lane variant, is clad in what appears to be Bittersweet spray, a color available in just 1964 for Mercury.  There is no mention as to which engine powers the Marauder, but they only were available in beefy V8s starting at 390-ci. Values for cars like these tend to range from $10k to $17k, but they can go up with desirable options.

C5 Corvettes offer some of the best bang-for-the-buck these days—345 horsepower and a 13 second quarter mile for $20k-$25k. The drop-top makes it perfect for cruising in the bright Florida sun, and 23 mpg on the highway lets the drive last a little longer.

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Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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