Some lucky enthusiast is the new owner of a 1966 Corvette SCCA race car prepared for competition by the legendary Dick Guldstrand.
The car had been up for sale on eBay, but a check of the listing on June 4th showed that it had been removed because it was no longer available. Prior to the auction ending we saw the bidding was closing in on $40,000. A quick phone call confirmed the sale, but the spokesman declined to reveal the final selling price.
Shortly after it was purchased by Errol Brown in 1966 from Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles, the Corvette was sent to be worked on by Guldstrand. Brown raced the car at various Southern California tracks in the A Production Class under No. 68 until the early 1970s, then sold it to Andy Anderson. He changed to the current No. 30 and raced the H&R Dyno-sponsored car through the early 1980s.
After the engine blew up around 1982, the car was parked at H&R Dyno before being sold to a third owner, who stored the car until 2006 when he installed the current 350 small block motor claimed to produce 400 hp and sold it.
The car was originally ordered with a 427/425 hp engine, as well as Muncie 4-speed transmission, power windows and brakes, transistor ignition, and AM/FM and apparently still wears most of its original Nassau Blue paint.
“The body appears to have never been hit as all the original bonding strips are intact,” the seller says. “The fender flares were nicely done, and are without any cracks. The car runs and drives great and is currently registered. It retains its original VIN tag and trim tag.”
The previous owners used lightweight bucket seats to race, and the current leather-covered seats from another 1966 Corvette were installed at some point for street driving.
The original Simpson Fuel cell was removed and a stock replacement tank installed. In his eBay listing, the seller said he planned to include the original cell and the original window net for the new owner.
“This car is an excellent piece of race history and would be perfect for anybody wanting to get into Historical Racing,” the seller said.
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