For the last few months, We’ve been talking about the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette that you can win when you make a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. CorvetteBlogger readers can get 30% bonus entries on ticket orders of $25 or more, so get your tickets now!
This limited-edition C8 model is a modern-day tribute to the Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 60 of these will be offered with the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation winner bringing home number 33.
Here is the backstory on the connection between Chip Miller and Cunningham Corvette.
Briggs Cunningham was a gentleman racer who fielded three specially modified 1960 Corvettes at 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 race, those 1960 Corvettes were returned to the USA where they were reverted to nearly stock form and sold.
Chip Miller was one of the co-founders of the Corvettes at Carlisle show with an impressive Corvette collection in his own right, but missing was that Le Mans-winning #3 1960 Corvette. A multi-year pursuit of the car by the “Corvette Hunter” Kevin Mackay finally paid off. Chip purchased the car and had Kevin restore it back to its 1960 Le Mans specs.
Sadly, Chip passed away in 2004 from a rare disease known as amyloidosis. Today, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation raises funds for the research, education, and awareness of amyloidosis and related diseases.
The 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette can be the centerpiece of your collection just as the 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette was for Chip Miller. But this special C8 Corvette isn’t just a run-of-the-mill C8 Corvette as these planned changes show.
One of the exciting aspects of the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette project is the performance upgrades by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Planned upgrades include a high-flow carbon fiber intake manifold, CORSA Performance headers, a tuned suspension with motorsport-inspired aerodynamics, as well as specially-created HRE forged aluminum wheels modeled after the Halibrand racing wheels used on the original Cunningham Corvettes.
When the upgrades are complete, the naturally aspirated LT2 engine will be making nearly 600-hp. Early photos of the Cunningham C8 shows a Carbon pTR intake manifold on top of the LT2 engine and now Lingenfelter has a new video showing off the intake from inside the engine bay during a recent track test session:
In order to have the opportunity to bring home this limited-edition 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette, all you have to do is to make a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. CorvetteBlogger readers can get 30% bonus entries on ticket orders of $25 or more.