This is Corvette Genesis

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The Chevy Corvette is perhaps the most well-known American automotive nameplate in the country’s auto-manufacturing history. It speaks deeply to the wants and passions of what Americans hold true in how we perceive the car. Its sleek lines, powerful engines — even its everyman interiors pre-C7 — have made the Corvette what it is: an icon.

That, however, wasn’t the case when it originally came out. It only came to hold that title after quite a storied past. Chiefly, a portion of what went into making the Corvette the icon it is, came down to its motorsport background. And one of the first pieces of that history was just sold.

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This is the 1956 Corvette SR-2 racer, and realistically, it’s the Book of Genesis for Corvette. Only three were hand-built by Harley Earl’s son, and Zora Arkus-Duntov. This one was the first, and it just sold for a staggering $6.885 million. But when you’re bidding on a piece of American history, numbers tend to fly out the door quickly.

What do you think of this little Genesis machine?

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