Driving this 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster is like a hand grenade duct taped to a skateboard, the current owner says!
The car is actually #1 in a continuation of Grand Sport race cars under an exclusive licensing agreement between Duntov Motor Company and General Motors in 2009.
After acquiring blueprints and molds from the original #2 Corvette Grand Sport from 1963, Duntov Motor Company strove to create the most competitive and authentic version possible of the legendary race car.
The very first of these cars, produced in 2011, was hand made from the original molds and plans by Duntov Motor Company, and they actually raced it for two seasons beginning in 2015 under GS#38 and then GS#10, winning virtually every race entered.
The current owner subsequently purchased it and converted it into a street-legal car. He replaced the original 875hp+, all-aluminum 460 cubic inch big block racing engine and transmission with a drivetrain more suitable for street use – a Chevy Gen 5 427 crate engine with 480 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque and a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed transmission. The suspension has a new power rack, but the rear end and brakes are original from 2011. He also rewired the car for street use with taillights and turn signals and added a Classic Industries Corvette-style gauge cluster, along with a Holley fuel injection system and a Rick’s fuel tank system.
Now the current owner is offering the car for sale at the Auburn Auction in Auburn, Ind., which bills itself as the “Classic Car Capital of the World” and “the birthplace of the collector car auction industry.” This year’s event kicks off with three days of previews Sept. 2-4 before the auction on Sept. 5.
This Grand Sport, with chassis # 30837X100011, has been freshly repainted to the original racing livery of Sunoco blue and comes with an impressive list of spare parts, including a set of racing tires with the original 2011 build racing wheels currently on the car and a set of street tires with the original 2011 build wheels. Also included are the original 2011 steering box, headlight covers, front ground spoiler, original racing windshield, an extra taller windshield, racing seats, stereo, clock, and custom-made weatherproof car cover.
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