You don’t usually think about 1972 Corvettes winning championships in modern days, but then nothing is exactly ordinary about what’s come to be known as the 48-Hour Corvette.
As you may recall, this restomod C3 Corvette was created in March 2015, earning its nickname during a hectic two-day period where a team of manufacturers combined their efforts to create what might be the ultimate 1972 Corvette, with all the work happening right in front of thousands of viewers watching via the Web.
But this wasn’t just a Corvette built for show. It was built for go, too, as it was continuously refined over the past couple of years – in the process earning dozens of race victories, design and engineering awards, and top-five finishes, not to mention winning the 2017 Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Bowling Green and the Goodguys Autocross National Series Championship for 2017.
Now, this completely street-legal racer will be sold to a new owner at NO RESERVE during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale set for Jan. 13-21.
The list of features on this one-of-a-kind C3 goes on forever, but it all begins with a custom-built Lingenfelter 427 cubic inch LS7 dry sump engine with forged internals and titanium valves that produces a whopping 649 horsepower.
The car also features Holley EFI, C&R radiator, Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, Quartermaster triple disc clutch, Currie 9-inch IRS rear end, massive Wilwood disc brakes with 6-piston forged calipers, Vintage Air, custom Classic Instruments gauges, a Kicker stereo, BFGoodrich Rival tires and Forgeline wheels.
The complete RideTech Track 1 suspension system includes billet aluminum spindles, tubular StrongArm control arms and high-tech Instinct electronic adaptive shock absorbers with electronic traction control. Like modern supercars, the electronic shocks self-adjust to changing dynamics, including soft dampening for comfortable street driving and firm dampening for high-performance driving.
The customization doesn’t stop with the mechanicals, though, as the car features a super bright yellow paint job with custom flares, custom LED and projector headlights, custom-fabricated rear spoiler, front spoiler, gas fill trim, side vents and C7 Corvette Z06-style hood vents.
After all its use over the past two years, though, the car needed a little freshening up, so it has just been repainted and serviced. Right now, the car is covered with a minimal amount of decals, but a complete set of new race livery decals from the 2017 season will go to the new owner to preserve the car’s winning history.
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