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In 1963, Chevrolet introduced the (C2) Corvette Stingray. It was one of the most exciting introductions ever, but the Stingray's roots actually went back to 1956. In a reversal of the norm, a racing car-the Corvette SS, was the basis for the new road car and the genesis was plain to see. Both Fangio and Moss praised the race cars performance and predicted great things for Chevrolet's infant racing program. The production Stingray, in particular the '63 'split rear screen', is one the most collectable cars of all time. Offered here is a 1963 Corvette Stingray FIA / HTP racer, well known in racing circles and a Goodwood favourite. It was purchased from Fred Meuller in 2008 by our vendor who travelled to America to inspect the Corvette. It was presented in it’s Alto Racing livery and the history file contained various references to its early race history. Since its arrival in the UK, this Stingray has been a multiple Goodwood RAC TT entrant proving reliable and competitive. Built by Steve Warrior, the 'small block' engine produces 481bhp and the history file contains a number of dyno sheets showing outputs at various settings. Over the last few years, it has benefitted from thorough preparation and knowledgeable input from its renowned historic race car owner/driver. Capable of lapping Goodwood in under 1minute 30 seconds, the Corvette is a very competitive prospect at a fraction of the usual costs and is a well-sorted, reliable race car. This Corvette has great presence, and with its original orange livery and period graphics brings a lot of individuality to the grid, ensuring that the car is likely to get asked back. The grey chassis is in great condition and the GRP bodywork is still very sharp. Remarkably, it's also road registered making ‘EuropeanTours' and other road events an option! This FIA / HTP papered, Corvette Stingray is excellent value, offering a fantastic passport into some very special events, and is set apart by having a genuine period race history.
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