1964 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Grand Sport Coupe
Elkhart Lake WI
3 months ago
- Year: 1964
- Model: Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
- Trim: Grand Sport Coupe
- Description: This former SCCA racer had its birth as a 1964 tuxedo black coupe with a silver interior. The original seats are still available. The original engine was a 327. The car underwent at least one repaint to a metalflake pattern before it was sold in 1971. The original engine was replaced with the current 8-cylinder 5.7 liter small block Chevy 350 (approx. 380 bhp on the Dyno, top speed 160 mph) and a new Holley carburetor. It was rebuilt to SCCA race car specifications, flairs were added, the headlights were removed and it was painted hugger orange. It raced on the SCCA and Midwest council in 1972 and 1973. Logbooks are available upon purchase. Thereafter this Corvette was sold in 1974, then sold again and raced on the Midwest Council as the Yellow #80 Corvette starting in 1975. Logbooks from this period are available with the car. Through an estate the Corvette was sold to Jeff Dodge, although not a race car driver himself, Jeff has a sterling reputation as a builder and restorer of fine race cars. His resume includes the rebuild of GT40p1046 (1966 Le Mans winner) several of the original Shelby AC cobras and Shelby Daytona coupes, Mario Andretti’s Yellow GT40 1967 Sebring winner that beat Steve McQueen and Wilson Fittipaldi’s GT40 (p1083). Jeff also refinished the 1967 Ford GT40 Le Mans winner for the Ford Motor Company that currently sits in their museum. The car was purchased from Jeff Dodge by the current owner in 2014 and rebuilt from the ground up while trying to hew as close as possible to the original period specific racing specs. The small block Chevy was rebuilt with a new carburetor and broken in by Lon McPherson a well-known race car engine builder in South Central Wisconsin. The car was stripped down to its chassis and all components were powder coated gray. A new fuel cell was fashioned with a cage and fuel cap from a Jet airplane. The original clutch was replaced with a new, NASCAR clutch and new magnesium alloy bell housing. A new 4-speed, manual Rock Crusher gearbox was installed. The front and back spring leaf suspensions were completely redone, and the rear end was replaced. Le Mans style headlight cans were inserted. The imprints of the twin gills on either side behind the front wheels were cut out and utilized to vent the front brakes via air ducts. It was painted period-specific, Ermine white with a blue stripe and orange trim. The car is outfitted with bias-ply Good Year Blue Streaks on dark bronze Torque II wheels with slotted rotors with 4 piston Brakes. The car is outfitted with a new full roll cage and a tube frame making both very safe and light (approx. 2600 lbs.). A new 5-point fire suppression system and a fuel shut-off switch was installed ensuring the upmost safety in a crash. The car was lightly raced and meticulously maintained during the 2019 season on the VSCDA (logbooks available with the car) by the current owner and is currently in Concours d’Elegance condition. All extras and previous parts from the recent rebuild are available and included in the purchase price.
- Stock: 8405