A 1964 Corvette rally car is expected to fetch roughly $60,000 when it’s auctioned off by Bonhams at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The red car, freshly restored, has an impressive racing history, having been rallied by Duncan Robb-Cummings in the Monte Carlo Challenge from 1998 to 2001 and in the 1999 Rallye Des Lavandes and the 2000 and 2001 Rallye de Paris. Back then, the car was highlighted in Classic & Sports Car magazine and Classic Car Weekly. The new owner will get an impressive history folder containing photographs, MoTs, ferry passes, entries and correspondence concerning all the events it participated in.
With 82,999 miles showing on the odometer, the Corvette had been stored until last year but has been carefully restored since then and is now ready for action again.
The current owner says he has spent £12,000 refreshing the car over the past 12 months. Rare & Performance Motors in Rushmoor, Surrey, builders of Lord March’s Corvette Stingray race car, has done most of the restoration.
Among the updates are:
- Two new FIA specification 4-point Sabet seat belts
- Front and rear brakes rebuilt
- New hand brake cables
- Gear selector rebuilt
- Headlight motors replaced
- New wiring loom
- New expansion tank
- New Kenlowe fan
- Radiator rebuilt
- Extensive work on the chassis, cleaning, treating, and re-undersealing
- Installation of new hood
- New steering column, fuel tank, and header tank
- Reconditioning of carburetor and fuel pump
- New paint and carpet.
Most impressively, though, the car’s 5.6-liter V8 engine produces about 349 horsepower “and sounds epic and really flies, making E-Types and 911s look pedestrian,” according to Bonhams. “The car has gained pride of place on the start line at Goodwood on the last six occasions it was invited,” Bonhams says, “and in the right hands is a likely front runner in any rally event in Europe. Tuned, fully serviced and freshly MoT’d, it comes with the aforementioned history file, previous FIVA Certificate and V5C registration document.”
This Corvette Sting Ray Rally car is one of the featured lots at Bonham’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed Sale on June 26th in Chichester, Goodwood, U.K.
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