C2 Corvette Sting Ray Racer That’s Actually a C1 Is Headed to Auction
The stunning reproduction is actually registered as a C1 Corvette, and qualifies for all applicable Monterey Historic Races.
Usually buying something that’s actually something else isn’t good at all. In fact, that’s how most consumer horror stories begin. But, when it comes to this mock C2 Corvette Sting Ray racecar, it’s not so much of a bad thing, or at least not to us.
Barrett-Jackson will have the pleasure of auctioning off this beautiful Frankenstein-like creation at their upcoming Scottsdale, Arizona auction scheduled for January 13-21, 2018. Offered without a reserve, the Corvette was created by a shop called Fiberfab, which undertook the project in 1965. That’s right, while this beauty looks like a recently built retro throwback, every bit of work you see here was completed more than 60 years ago.
According to the listing, the Corvette was originally designed to mimic Bill Mitchell’s original 1959 XP-87 Sting Ray racecar. In case your General Motors history isn’t up to par, Mitchell was GM’s second-ever Vice President of Global Design and an avid motorsports enthusiast. Perhaps we should thank him for creating such a masterpiece.
Under the hood lies a 283-cubic-inch Rochester-fuel-injected V8 motor, and power is sent to the posi-traction rear end through a 1962 Corvette 4-speed manual transmission. If it performs as good as it looks, someone will be a terrifically lucky new owner come the new year.
No price estimate has been offered on behalf of Barrett-Jackson, but it will certainly command a pretty penny. Will you be the one?