A 1964 Corvette with a 20-year history of racing is currently on the block at bringatrailer.com.
As is, after passing a recent annual SCCA tech inspection, it could head back to the track, but the seller notes the car could be made “a bit more street friendly” with a few bucks and a weekend or two of work.
Converted into a racer in the mid-1990s, this Corvette competed through 2014 when it was purchased by the selling dealer, Jim Glass.
Since then, the car has seen multiple mechanical improvements, including a new power steering ram, valve, and pump; a four-wheel alignment; rebuilt J-56 brake calipers all around; a new bias valve, hard and soft lines, rotors, and pads; and a rebuilt Borg Warner Super T-10 four-speed transmission that sends power to the wheels through a 4.11:1 rear differential.
Also new are the custom blue metallic paint and the current race livery, along with flared fenders from Dynamic Corvettes that are 1½ inches wider than the originals but feature a stock-style wheel opening.
Powered by a small block Chevy V8 (displacement unknown) with an 850 CFM Holley carb on an aluminum intake, the car also has Dart Iron Eagle heads, 4-bolt mains, a custom Comp Cams roller camshaft, roller rockers, a new 3-quart Accusump tank and oil cooler, an MSD distributor, and a new radiator with a Painless electric fan.
The driver is protected with a padded 6-point roll cage and a new Kirkey aluminum racing seat with new Simpson harnesses. Also inside is a fiberglass Grand Sport replica dash with AutoMeter Phantom gauges with a 8000 RPM tach, 200 mph speedometer, 80 psi oil gauge, and fuel gauge for the 12-gallon tank. In the center waterfall are an oil temperature gauge and four toggle switches.
To make the car more suitable for the street, the seller recommends engineering a turn signal system, connecting a gear on the transmission so the speedometer would work, and installing a windshield wiper motor and linkage – plus adding mufflers “depending how wild you want to get (or how many tickets it would take to have your license revoked,” the seller quips.
“However, as it sits, it’s pretty much meant to be stretched out on the racetrack,” he says.
As of Monday afternoon, bidding had quickly climbed to $17,500, with activity scheduled to close in seven days.
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