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Old 02-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Paul Newman's Corvette Racer to Hit Auction Block

Paul Newman was an amazing racer and I figured you guys might appreciate this. His last Corvette racer is going to be auctioned off in Florida next month.

I've linked the story (with pictures) here: Paul Newman's Corvette Racer to Hit Auction Block
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Unless everything on the car has been changed: It does not have a
346 ci fuel injected engine, does not have a six speed gear box and does not have an independent rear suspension.

More likely: it still has a carbureted SB2, with a Hewland 5 speed gearbox and a nine inch Ford stick axle rear end

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Unless everything on the car has been changed: It does not have a
346 ci fuel injected engine, does not have a six speed gear box an does not have an independant rear suspenion.

More likely: it still has a carbureted SB2, with a Hewland 5 speed gearbox and a nine inch Ford stick axle rear end
In some ways that is more attractive in that there is more racing use for the carb'ed SC2/Hewland/9" combo.

I'd like confirmation of either, though.
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Wonder what it will go for. Seems like those things either go dirt cheap or for stupid money cuz of the name associated with it.
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This one is being discussed over on Facebook.

" We believe it is Huffaker chassis, Tom Gloy racing #88 by Butch Leitzinger w/Tommy Bahama sponsorship. Paul bought and re-painted w/Bob Sharp Datsun colors. Paul's age was the number on the door. Unfortunately he never got to race it w/# 83"


Even the chassis in the car is in dispute. It'll probably still bring big money. This is a Barrett-Jackson kind of deal.

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