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Judge in 1960 Cunningham Corvette Le Mans Racer Dispute Agrees to Three-Way Partnership Deal


After nearly three years of legal wrangling, it appears that the fight over the recently discovered and unrestored 1960 Corvette that was one of three Corvettes campaigned at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by Briggs Cunningham has come to end. The Federal Judge overseeing the case has signed off to a partnership agreement between the three parties for the former race car which is estimated to be valued at $2.5 million.

Former Barn Find 1960 Corvette Has Great Story Behind it

The story behind a Corvette is what makes it stand out in a crowd.

Take this 1960 Corvette, which has had just two very conscientious owners since rolling out of the factory in St. Louis, Mo., not once but twice.

The original owner, a teacher named Ed Graye from West Frankfort, Ill., ordered the car with the “big” 290hp, fuel-injected 283 engine with a three-speed manual because he wanted to drag race it on the streets.

Le Mans 1960: Corvette's Dramatic Debut

In the summer heat of Le Mans, France in June of 1960, Corvette took to its first steps onto the stage of world endurance racing at the 24 Heures du Mans. Three were entered by Briggs Cunningham’s racing team and the fourth by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA team. One of the Cunnigham cars was involved in a dramatic finish that still stirs the souls of racing fans around the world.

[VIDEO] Winner of the Saint Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway Picks Up his 1960 Corvette
Steve Lane (left) and Father Chris Forler (Pastor) and the Corvette in front of Saint Bernard Church in Rockport, Indiana

Steve Lane says he has never won anything in his life before, but all that changed on Sunday, July 14th when his name was drawn from 10,000 raffle tickets at the Saint Bernard Summer Social in Rockport, Indiana. His prize? A Horizon Blue 1960 Corvette Roadster valued at $70,000.

From Basket Case to Show Car, This 1960 Corvette Gets A Second Chance

Talk about your extremes. Elsewhere on this website, you have read about one-owner 1960 Corvettes that are as stock and original as they come. Then we have this 1960 model owned by Gary Kuck, which has been transformed from a basket case with no engine and a mangled front clip into a wild one-of-a-kind custom.

The Saint Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway is Back with a 1960 Corvette Roadster

It’s that time of year again to talk about Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveway. This is the 25th anniversary for the classic Corvette raffle and all proceeds benefit the Saint Bernard Church and School in Rockport, Indiana. While the last couple of years have featured a midyear Corvette as the grand prize, this year’s raffle is for a 1960 Horizon Blue Corvette Roadster.

[VIDEO] A Tribute to John Fitch

John Fitch passed away last week at the age of 95. While for Corvette fans his legacy will be linked to racing the American sports car during its infancy, he has accomplished so much more in his lifetime. Filmmaker Michael Brown, who worked with John Fitch during the filming of the documentary The Quest, has put together a video tribute featuring John in his own words.

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