eBay Find: '56 C1 Raced by Zora Duntov?
This '56 C1 is far from pristine. There's a custom hood, numerous cosmetic blemishes, and the fact that the original motor has been swapped out for a '65 327 mill. But it's the pedigree—or stated pedigree— which we find interesting. Along with all the standard info about vehicle's condition, the seller claims that after it was restored in 1973, it was raced by no other than Zora Duntov—the "Father of the Corvette!" Duntov was an energizing force at the General, and he was also a famously good shoe, setting records on the beach at Daytona and at the formidable Pikes Peak. But since there's no mention of any paperwork substantiating the claim, we're not sure how this could be proved... Though the man in the photo does resemble Mr. Duntov. Full text of the auction and more pics below.
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This high performance Corvette turns heads everywhere you drive it! It's a zippy, sweet ride - great for daily driving and for race/show events! Has a '65, 327 engine with 375 horse power. Close ratio 4-speed transmission. Upon it's restoration in '73, Zora Duntov personally raced this car! Has about 20,000 miles on it since then. This car comes with both, the custom and original hoods, custom dual exhaust and front disc brakes. Also included is the hard top and soft top (though soft top needs restoration). Numerous minor scratches on body and glass. Overall, car in good shape.
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Note: Older gentleman sitting in the car in our photos is Zora Duntov!