You’ll automatically be entered to win this special Corvette with your donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation
We think winning a C8 Corvette would be a pretty cool experience, but what if you could bring home a very special limited edition C8? The 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette pays tribute to the first Corvette to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and it could be yours once you make a charitable donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. CorvetteBlogger readers can get 30% bonus entries on orders of $25 or more.
Briggs Cunningham was a gentleman racer who is credited with creating America’s first sports cars following World War II. He dominated the American auto racing scene from 1950 to 1963, during which time he also built one of the most competitive American auto racing teams in Le Mans history.
In 1960 he took three specially modified Corvettes to the 24 Hours of Le Mans where they would compete on the world stage of racing. Of the three Corvettes, it was the No.3 Corvette that would take the checkered flag, winning its class and finishing 8th overall.
Following the 1960 Le Mans, the three Corvettes were restored back to stock condition and sold, their new owners never knowing about their significance. Years later, Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay would track down the winning Corvette and it was acquired by Corvette collector Chip Miller who had it restored back to its Le Mans racing livery.
Corvette enthusiasts know Chip Miller from his co-founding with partner Bill Miller the famous Corvettes at Carlisle show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania that attracts some 5,000 Corvettes yearly, along with other automotive shows appearing under the Carlisle Events banner. It was sad news when the Corvette community learned of Chip passing in 2004 from the rare disease known as amyloidosis. Today, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation raises funds for the research, education, and awareness of amyloidosis and related diseases.
In celebration of that racing feat, a limited edition version of the C8 Corvette is being created to commemorate that first Le Mans win. Only 60 of these special Anniversary Corvettes will be produced. Each will be numbered to commemorate the 1960 Le Mans-winning Corvette #3, and the grand prize Corvette is no. 33.
The new Cunningham C8 Corvette is a modern supercar. Powered by a naturally-aspirated LT2 motor tuned to 600 horsepower from Lingenfelter, the Cunningham C8 Corvette features a high-flow carbon fiber intake manifold, CORSA Performance headers, and a tuned suspension with a motorsport-derived aero kit. The bespoke forged aluminum HRE wheels are modeled on the racing Halibrand Kidney Bean wheels used on the original 1960 Le Mans-winning Cunningham Corvettes.
With such a limited number of these special editions being produced, one might think they are unattainable, however, you have a chance to bring home the #33 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Cunningham C8 Corvette with a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. CorvetteBlogger can take advantage of 30% bonus entries so get your tickets today!