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Daytona Racer Enters Great Hall

Andy Bolig

The induction ceremony will be held Friday, June 28th at 4:00p.m.

Although not the last ’67 built, this is the last C2 Corvette to leave the factory.

Due to delays, it was stored in the factory until August when Cliff Gottlob drove it home.  That was the last time it was the last of anything. Entered in over 350 competitive events, it finished first over 150 times—winning 52 consecutive races. It finished in the top three over 75% of the time, including 2nd place at the 1970 Daytona 24 Hour. Unsponsored.
 
Not only did it complete the 1,940 miles of the Daytona race, it was driven 3,272 miles from Kansas to Daytona and back—in full racing livery. Try that today. Speeds reached 186 mph at Daytona and 203 mph at Talladega. This is the only known pre-C3 production Corvette to reach 200 mph.
 
Advice from Chevrolet engineer Vince Piggins prompted Gottlob to remove the original L88 engine with 138 miles and store it. David Burroughs re-installed it during his 1985 restoration. Not only does the block retain its original factory paint and stampings, volumes of factory paperwork remain perfectly preserved.

Don’t miss the induction of this great Corvette and many other cars and stars during the The Great Hall Event at the Bloomington Gold Show.

For Your Information

Induction Ceremony: Friday, June 28th at 4:00p.m.
Register: Online by June 1st
By Phone: 309-888-4477 or 309-888-2588
www.bloomingtongold.com

2013 Bloomington Gold Show
June 28 – 30
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall Grounds
Champaign, IL

 

 

 

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