1990 “Active Suspension” Prototype

This vehicle pioneered the advantages of “Active Suspension” and featured GTP Corvette race car technology. Built at the Bowling Green plant, the vehicle was developed as a prototype for a limited-edition run in the 1990 model year. This is a concept vehicle. This vehicle will be conveyed to the buyer with no manufacturer statement of origin (MSO) or title, and the vehicle does not have a complete VIN. Sold on bill of sale only.

GM Heritage Fleet: C4 Dreams and C5 Mules

General Motors captured the spotlight at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction from January 11–18, 2009, when it released 252 cars from its Heritage Fleet for no-reserve sale. (The Heritage Fleet must be differentiated from GM’s Heritage Collection; the former are surplus or less important cars, the latter are the milestone cars that represent GM’s 100 years of contribution to automotive history.) While many came with a scrap title (odd when you think who’s selling the car), that was related to federal Read More

1963 327/360 Z06 Yenko Coupe “Gulf One”

When the new Corvette Sting Ray was introduced in late 1962, the Corvette was almost a perennial national champion in SCCA racing, but Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov took the game to a new level by slipping an obscurely labeled Regular Production Option (RPO) into the Corvette option list—Z06.

Equipment included large heavy-duty drum brakes with cerametallic linings, vented backing plates, finned aluminum drums, and internal cooling fans, along with a dual-circuit master cylinder. The Z06 also featured Read More

1962 Gulf Oil 327/360 FI Race Car

Grady Davis’s Gulf Oil Racing Team purchased this Corvette in 1962 from Yenko Chevrolet, and the car was campaigned by the “Flying Dentist,” Dr. Dick Thompson, in the 1962 SCCA A-Production Class.

The Corvette was sold at the end of the 1962 season to Tony Denman, who successfully raced the car through 1963, finishing second in class at Daytona while battling newer Corvettes, Ferrari GTOs, and Porsches. At the end of the 1963 season, Denman removed most of Read More

1959 283/290 FI Race Car

Corvettes dominated SCCA racing in 1959, and Jim Jeffords took the SCCA B Production points championship with his 1959 Corvette, dubbed the Purple People Eater Mk III. Plans were laid to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA championship the following year.

Against this frenetic backdrop, the 1959 Corvette offered here was built. The powerplant is the 290-hp, fuel-injected 283 V8. A 4-speed manual transmission, Positraction rear axle, as well as heavy-duty brakes and an Read More

1969 L88 Coupe & Convertible

The L88 Corvette entered its third year of production in 1969, having established itself as all-conquering in both SCCA and FIA competition.

Rated at a measly 430 horsepower, the L88 pumped out an all-too-real 560 hp at its redline, and, with special heavy-duty brakes, F41 suspension, and a bullet-proof Positraction rear end, it was as potent and race-ready as anything from Detroit at the time.

Well-known as the dominant performance Corvette, it was still under tight production reins Read More

1995 Guldstrand Nassau Roadster

Nineteen eighty-three marked the introduction of Chevrolet’s fourth-generation Corvette, which until the mid-1990s would be improved and modified by a variety of in-house and aftermarket specialists.

Of the various aftermarket tuners, one of the most impressive was Guldstrand Specialty Automobiles (GSA) out of California. Company founder Dick Guldstrand had developed a formidable reputation in the 1960s as a successful Corvette racing driver at Daytona, Le Mans, and for Roger Penske’s Grand Sport Team.

He went into race car Read More

Elfi Duntov’s 1955 Roadster

Inspiration for the introduction of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was attributable to a flood of young Americans arriving home after World War II who craved nimble, athletic sports cars.

A team of General Motors engineers, under the leadership of Harley Earl, set about creating a car bodied in fiberglass, with enough appeal to compete with Europe’s best MGs and Jaguars.

The outcome was a Chevrolet powered by a modified GM 6-cylinder engine that was lavishly displayed on a Read More

1968 L88 Coupe

The L88 Corvette burst onto the scene with victories at Daytona and Sebring in 1966 and continued at the Le Mans Trials in April 1967, where, in near-stock trim, an L88 clocked 171.5 mph on the Mulsanne Straight. That same car led the GT class in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans for 11 1/2 hours before throwing a (stock Chevy) rod. Jerry Thompson and Tony DeLorenzo dominated SCCA A Production in 1969, with eleven victories in as many Read More

1967 Corvette 427/435 L71

In the Corvette world, three models have dominated the collector market: the 1957 with fuel injection, the 1963 Split-Window Sting Ray with fuel injection, and the 1967 Sting Ray with the top horsepower 427 engines. Other years may have offered better performance, superior features, or better styling, but this threesome tops the value list.

Demand for the 1967 427 Sting Ray has resulted in this model hitting the sweet spot of performance and style. That’s ironic, since this Corvette almost Read More