Earlier this week the 1956 Corvette SR-2 that just went on the market for $6.885 Million made a promotional stop in Scottsdale, AZ. The former racer was on display at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars for viewing before the start of the major auctions and it was the guest of honor at a reception help by Corvette Mike Vietro who is helping in the sale of the car.
Corvettes For Sale
Last week the Corvette world was all a flutter over the news that the 1956 SR-2 Corvette Racecar – the first purpose-built Corvette racer built by Chevrolet – is being offered for sale.
The sale of the car is being handled by Corvette Mike Vietro for the tidy sum of $6.885 Million. To help support the sale of the car, Corvette Mike produced this video to show off the car and talk about its outstanding history.
The Corvette SR-2 Racer evokes an emotional response from everyone that sees it. At the time of it’s introduction it represented the highest level of automotive racing design and performance. This was the first General Motors “purpose-built” American Sports Racing Car from the Golden Era of Racing. The SR-2 was the combined spirit of two great men in Corvette History and culmination of many great things that were happening at GM in the early to mid-1950’s.
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One of the most famous Corvettes of all time is being offered for the first time ever to the general public. The noted 1956 SR-2 is being made available through Corvette Mike. The car started life as VIN #2522 and went straight to the GM Styling Studio from the St. Louis plant under Shop Order 90090. There, under the watchful eyes of Harley Earl and Zora Arkus Duntov it began its transformation into the car we know today.
A total of 3 1956 SR-2 Corvettes were built. This VIN 2522 was the first. The 2nd one was built for Bill Mitchell, and the 3rd – a show car – went to GM President Red Curtice.
If you can’t afford the real thing, this might be the next best thing.
The 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype, also known as “The Real McCoy,” hammered for a cool $2.3 million* at Mecum Auctions back in January.
Now, this 2/3 replica, manufactured by well-respected Junior Replicas of Brazil, is currently available at Hemmings classifieds for a whole lot less – just $14,900.
Up for sale at VetteFinders.com is a 1972 LT-1 Corvette Coupe that is currently owned by our own Steve Burns who heads up CorvetteBlogger’s Detroit Bureau. Steve owns two Corvettes, the Blue 1972 LT-1 and a Cyber Gray 2009 Corvette recently featured in [Operation Air Flow], but recent family additions mean that two Corvettes is one too many, so the LT-1 has got to go.
There’s gold to be found on eBay and I swear I get a funky feeling inside when I come across the occasional barn find on the auction website.
Here’s a one-owner 1966 Corvette big block that’s been tucked away in a barn since 1981. The owner passed away a couple years ago and now his widow is selling the property which forces the sale of the Sting Ray.