Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette

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Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette


After being converted to a race car half a century ago, this 1957 Corvette race car is still looking for action on bringatrailer.com.

With two days left in the auction, the high bid is just $12,000.

For the past 36 years, this Corvette has had the same owner, who’s reportedly participated in about 150 races, including Bahamas Speed Week and SVRA events at the Nurburgring, VIR, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, and Pocono. But the car hasn’t been raced since 2017, and now the owner’s nephew is selling it on his behalf out of Boca Raton, Florida.

Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette


With its distinctive red headlight covers, #99 livery, and Torq Thurst-style painted wheels inside white-letter Hoosier slicks, white paint, and blue twin full-length racing stripes, side coves, and padded roll bar, this Corvette certainly looks the part of an American race car, which is appropriate since it’s not currently street legal.

Unfortunately, we’re not told the condition of the 331 V8 engine hooked to a BorgWarner Super T10 four-speed manual transmission, so a prospective buyer would definitely want to find out more about its maintenance and build history.

Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette


Other features are said to include MSD ignition, aftermarket headers, Moroso valve covers, four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, chrome bumpers and trim, a body-colored tonneau cover, a ventilated hood with pins, and bullet-style side mirrors.

As far as the interior, it’s been stripped other than a single racing seat with red upholstery and blue Simpson harnesses, along with a fire extinguisher attached to the roll bar. The white dash is trimmed in red, includes a centered 8,000-RPM tachometer and several aftermarket auxiliary gauges, and sits behind a red leather-wrapped Luigi steering wheel. Since no odometer was installed, the exact mileage in its 64-year existence is anybody’s guess.

Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette


Photos show several cracks in the paint, and the windshield frame has been removed and the rear wheel openings enlarged.

Would you like to bring this 50-year-old Corvette race car back to life on the track once again?

Corvettes for Sale: Go Vintage Racing in a 1957 Corvette


Source:
bringatrailer.com

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