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Information Wanted: 1953 NASCAR Corvette

by Steve Burns on June 19, 2014

Information Wanted: 1953 NASCAR Corvette

Our friends over a ProTeam Corvette Sales are looking for more information their unique 1953 Corvette number 211. The car is 1 of 2 Corvettes assembled by Chevrolet Engineering to compete at the 1956 NASCAR Performance Trials and Flying Mile in Daytona Beach.

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1969 BFG Stars & Stripes Corvette Racer Headed to RM's Monterey Auction

In 1971 Corvette racer and race car builder John Greenwood was approached by BF Goodrich tires to campaign two Corvettes competing on the company’s new Lifesaver Radial street tires. Three BFG Corvettes, wearing numbers 48, 49 and 50, were built for the campaign in FIA-sanctioned races including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Featuring ZL-1 racing engines and the patriotic stars & stripes livery, the BFG Corvettes were an instant hit with the fans as Greenwood’s Corvettes were the loudest and proudest at the track. One of the BFG Corvettes, the #49 car, will be one of the featured cars for sale at RM Auction’s Monterey event in mid-August.

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