1961 Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car a No-Sale at Mecum’s 2012 Kissimmee Auction
The 1961 Corvette Gulf Oil race car was one of the centerpieces of Mecum’s 2012 Kissimmee auction and it drew massive attention when it hit the auction block Saturday afternoon. Bidding on the Grady Davis Gulf Oil-sponsored Corvette was fast and furious at the beginning but eventually stalled at $850,000 and the car went unsold.
Stunning. I didn’t expect to lose my marbles over this all-aluminum definition of luxurious SUV, but I did. It looked beautiful on the floor, and will only look more so when it’s rolling among more humble machines. The supercharged one? Zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds. Next >>
Porsche has its own room at the show, and always brings a hot historical piece. This year, that historical piece was a 1964 904 Carrera GTS. Personally, looking at this car was my yearly reminder that I haven’t been to the Porsche museum in Stuttgart yet. I need to go. Next >>
Perhaps it’s only appropriate that a modern-day ZR1 Corvette engine would be placed in the original body style that started the ZR-1 (yes, with a hyphen back then) craze way back in 1970. We first told you about this monster of a 1971 Corvette in July 2011, and now our friends at High Tech Corvette
Josh Jacquot has the second best job in the automobile industry (Jim Mero rules!) as he gets to lay down the rubber for InsideLine.com’s Burnout Super Test. Last time we checked, the Corvette Z06 Carbon was the reigning champ, defeating a Viper SRT-10 by 50 feet. Josh brings back the new Corvette Z06 Centennial and