It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Check out this classified ad from back in the day featuring one of the original five 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Racers.
Boy, if there was ever an opportunity to put a time machine to good use, this would be it.
The classified ad for the #002 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster was featured in the May 1967 issue of Hot Rod magazine. The selling price of $5500 for a Corvette Grand Sport with an engine sounds like a pretty good deal today considering the last time the car was sold was in 2009 to the Simeone Automobile Museum in Philadelphia for a undisclosed selling price that was reportedly around $5 to $6 million dollars.
The number #002 chassis was previously owned by Roger Penske who then sold the car to George Wintersteen in the mid-1960s. Wintersteen had Penske’s shop fit the car with a 427 ci V8 engine and he raced the car in the 1966 United States Road Racing Championship.
As the old saying goes, nothing is more dated than last year’s race car, the car was put up for sale. One of the owners who had the car, Jim Jaeger, had a custom body built that duplicated the original so that he could race the car in vintage events without fear of damaging the original body. Both the car and its duplicate body found a new home at the Simeone Musueum in 2009 after it failed to sell at a public auction hosted by RM in 2008.
the 1967 Classified Ad featuring the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport.
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