As Corvette enthusiasts, we are blessed to have not only some of the best performing modern-day sports cars to choose from but also an impressive line-up of cars from the model’s “back catalog” that are icons of design and performance in their own right.
The classic Corvette era is filled with great models to choose from and the Corvette experts at GT Motor Cars are presenting these three Corvettes for sale that would be a blast to drive and show. And as classic Corvettes continue to appreciate, these rare “performance” versions offer their owners a unique investment opportunity that should be factored into the car-buying process.
1961 Fuelie Big Brake Tanker
This White 1961 Corvette is one of the rarest Corvettes built during the C1 generation. Ordered with the ultra-rare factory RPOs 1625 and 687, this roadster was ordered and produced with the intent to take it racing. Included was the 283 cubic inch fuel injected V8 engine, the heavy-duty brakes and suspension package, and it was one of 25 produced with the big tank option.
The ’61 Fuelie Big Brake Tanker was campaigned in the Midwest in the SCCA B-Production class during the 1961 season by Charles Blanchard and Thomas Terrell Jr with car prepped for the track by famed Indy 500 mechanic Ray Nichels. After the car notched several wins in the season, it was retired from racing and returned to street trim. Eventually, it would undergo restoration and would earn a number of NCRS and Bloomington Gold awards including the coveted Duntov “Mark of Excellence” not once but twice!
The specs of the 1961 Corvette include the 283/315 fuel-injected engine, four-speed manual transmission with a 4.11 posi rear axle, heavy-duty brakes and suspension, a 24-gallon fuel tank, deluxe heater, radio delete, auxiliary hardtop, and it’s finished in solid Ermine White with red trim. Documentation includes a complete owner history, six NCRS Top Flight awards, Bloomington Gold certification, and the Triple Crown award. It is only 1 of 25 tankers produced and the only “Double Duntov Tanker” known to exist.
This Corvette has been part of three major collections and it’s still amazing the way it runs and drives to this day. Call GT Motor Cars at 888-204-0440 for more information on this stunning 1961 Corvette for sale.
1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker
There are collectors whose choice of cars reflects their personal tastes while others strive to own what the market considers the best. For those who desire to be at the top of the food chain among classic Corvettes, this 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker would certainly satisfy all your driving desires.
Chevrolet introduced a redesigned Corvette model for 1963 that finally offered the sports car as a hardtop coupe for the first time, with ’63 also being the only year that featured the iconic split rear window. With the Shelby Cobra’s on the rise, Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov pushed the performance envelope to new levels which culminated in a checkbox racing option known as the Z06 Performance Package.
The ZO6 Performance Package consisted of the optional 327/360 Fuel Injected Engine, F40 Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Brakes, Heavy Duty Brakes with cooling fins, brake scoops, sintered metallic brake scoops, and an optional 36-Gallon Gas Tank “Big-Tank”. In total 199 ZO6’s were produced and of the 199, 63 of them had the “Big Tank” option.
Once again, documentation is the key for an investment-grade Corvette and this Z06 Coupe has been examined by a number of experts to determine authenticity and originality. Al Grenning’s CCAS service confirmed engine numbers while former Bloomington Gold owner David Burroughs put the car through his “Prove It” authentication process. Z06 specialist Tony Avedisian, who quite literally wrote the book on the high-performance Z06 model, went through the car himself and prepped it for its NCRS Top Flight judging in 2019.
This 1963 Corvette Z06 with the big tank/heavy duty brakes options would be the centerpiece of any collection. Interested parties should contact GT Motor Cars at 888-204-0440 for more information on this amazing 1963 Corvette Z06 for sale.
1967 Corvette 427/390 Sport Coupe
Our final investment-grade selection from GT Motor Cars is this 1967 Corvette Sport Coupe in Marina Blue with the optional 427/390 V8 engine. The “hydraulic lifter” L36 V8 was one of the four 427 ci V8 engines offered for the Midyear’s swansong model year and is well regarded among owners for its low-end torque and its mild-mannered driving capabilities.
The ’67 Corvette Coupe was frame-off restored and it has undergone judging by both Bloomington Gold and the National Corvette Restorers Society where it earned Top Flight and the coveted Duntov Mark of Excellence award.
Finished in Marina Blue with Black interior, the 427/390 Coupe is equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and factory side exhaust. It features an all-original driveline with matching numbers, and documentation includes the original warranty book, protect-o-plate, and a copy of the tank sticker. The owner history shows it was part of three significant Corvette collections in its lifetime with one of the owners documenting each and every time the Corvette was driven during a 10-year period.
For more on this beautiful Marina Blue/Black 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe with the 427/390 L36 V8, call GT Motor Cars at 888-204-0440.