Looking for a different kind of C1?
Then you might want to check into this 1958 Corvette racer currently being auctioned on eBay. The bid has reached $60,000, but you can buy it now for $89,500.
The owner says the car was completely taken apart and rebuilt in early 2012, with lots of new – and correct – parts used inside and out.
You can drive this Corvette on the road, but it’s also eligible for vintage road racing events.
Included will be books, records, pictures, receipts, and log books for SVRA and CSRG (where the car has a “lovely” race history, according to the ad).
The interior features period-correct materials used in the restoration, including new dash pad, carpet, and reupholstered seats.
The original hardtop is included, and under the hood, you’ll find period-correct Offenhouser valve covers sitting atop a fresh small block race-built motor with rebuilt Holley 750 Double Pumper and new black AN fittings and new braided stainless fuel lines. The motor is hooked to a “perfect” Borg Warner Super T-10 transmission and Hurst 4-speed shifter.
“Every fluid has been changed, every nut and bolt has been removed, checked, replaced if needed, and retorqued, and the car was recently rewired,” the owner says.
As for racing, modifications include a custom four-point roll bar that doesn’t hamper entering or exiting the vehicle and blends in behind the seats. The electric cut-off switch has been hidden in the fuel door instead of on the body for a cleaner look.
The owner says he modeled the car after the winning Sebring Corvettes of the late 1950s and 1960s, which ran complete interiors and hardtops.
The car “turns heads everywhere it goes and crowds gather when shown including the Bobby Rahal Rally For the Ranch,” the owner says.
“You can purchase this car with confidence as it has been maintained, prepared, and raced by professionals.”
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