If there is one project we can really get behind, it’s this 2006 Corvette Z06 made to look like the #3 ALMS GT1 Corvette C.6R. We’ve seen this tribute to Corvette Racing’s 2008 season before when the car appeared at 2008’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. We were amazed then and that feeling returned seeing the familiar pictures of the #3 Corvette C6.R in street form. If you like it too and can cover the $80K opening bid, then the Corvette with the Jake Scrape can be yours!
We’re a little late to this auction and were alerted to it from our friends over at Corvette Online. If you’re interested, you better hurry as the checkers wave on this ebay auction on May 26th at 11:37:07 PDT.
The Corvette failed to sell last week so it was relisted and the opening bid was dropped (slightly) to $78,500. Follow the eBay links to view the updated listing. The auction now ends on June 02, 2013 at 13:18:18 PDT.
The ebay auction page is very descriptive of how the project came together and its major goal: To produce a car that was “scarily similar” to the C6.R but retain all aspects of it being a street car.
It began its life as a 2006 Corvette Z06 with a 2LZ interior and during the build it received custom carbon fiber panels all around including the waterfall style hood. The conversion to the C6.R look wouldn’t be complete without a wing. This tribute Corvette is rocking an authentic GT class spec 72″ carbon fiber wing.
Work was done under the hood to make the Corvette Z06 even more worthy of the C6.R badges. The suspension was lowered an inch and the LS7 received a Vortech C3si supercharger which boots its power to 650 hp.
The Corvette Racing team even had a hand in the project, providing their blessing to use authentic graphics and stickers. Everything on the car is fully documented and follows the strick rules for layout and positioning.
Inside the Corvette, Jake is the king, with embrodidered logos on the headrests and floormats. There is a roll cage and the driver is swathed is suede accents.
Some other really cool items accompany the Corvette and would be a fantastic edition for any Corvette Racing fan. The winner will also receive a pair of authentic Corvette Racing crew shirts and a drivers’ firesuit shell. A copy of the April 2009 Corvette Magazine article about the car is included and that has all been signed by the Corvette racing team including drivers Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen.
As we said, the auction now ends on June 02, 2013 at 13:18:18 PDT. Check out the details as its a really nice looking tribute to a great race car.