[VIDEO] CERV 1 – Chevrolet’s First Engineering Research Vehicle


[VIDEO] CERV 1 - Chevrolet's First Engineering Research Vehicle

Mid America Motorworks’ Chief Cheerleder Mike Yager sent us this great video about the CERV 1 research vehicle that he has owned for nearly 20 years. The car will be headlining a special adoption party tomorrow at Yager’s MY Garage before heading out to Monterey, CA., where it will be offered for sale by RM Sotheby’s.

CERV 1 – or Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle – was one of four such cars built over a 35-year span. The Corvette’s aerodynamic “rocket-shaped” body was designed by Larry Shinoda while Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov oversall the engineering aspects of the car.

A fact that we found interesting was that Duntov wanted to run the 200 mph capable CERV-1 at Indianapolis but Chevrolet’s corporate ban on racing closed the door. In the car, he hit a record 206 mph at GM’s Milford proving grounds.

CERV-1 will be offered for sale at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey on Friday, August 14th. The Corvette is expected to sell for $1,300,000 – $2,000,000.

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