Call or text Pete @ 678 858 5786 For more info on this Super Historic racing Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe This Corvette was Rescued together with its 63 B production Sister Corvette (now Sold) While it Looks like a 1966, It has been documented by the original Builder as a 1963 Split window Coupe. It was a Day Two build, that was converted into a race car in 1964. Because of the lack of visibility with the split windows, they installed the one piece 64 Rear window and frame which was a common modification during the era. The original 63 Split windows are complete and in excellent condition. They are even wrapped in the original corrugated cardboard from that 1964 build. Also Included is a unique seat made for the Car by Corvette Legend, John Greenwood. Reported to be his first manufactured seat. After the revelation that the car was indeed a 1963, the year was verified by The hidden Frame VIN, the 63 specific Windshield frame, & the unique 1963 only Roof line & visible post cuts. Built & campaigned by Dick Vreeland & John Caruso ( Husband of Lynn St James , of Indy 500 fame). It was eventually purchased John Thorne in the late 60's. Jon Thorne , was the owner of the Penske/ Wintersteen Grand Sport #2 Corvette roadster at that time. Which was also the first developed L88 Corvette. That Grand Sport now resides in the Simione collection and was purchased for over 5 million dollars. Mr Thorne hired Dick Vreeland to crew & coach him on the new car, and Dick lived with Jon in Valdosta Georgia. During that time, they Molded (splashed) the Fender flares from that very Grand Sport for this car. Mr Vreeland said they would regularly cannibalize parts off the Grand Sport, as no one new the true value of that car at that time ( If you google Jon Thorne Grand Sport you will find video of him taking on all comers in GS #2 @ US91 Drag strip In Albany Ga). Later during the cars history, a 1966 nose was put on in late 60's early 70's, From that point on it was then raced as a 1966 Model by Thorne. There is still a battle scar on the left front corner from Jon punting a Ferrari @ Sebring in 1972 The car was now known as the 66 FIA Car. Vic Shin Purchased the car in the early 80's in its last "as raced" condition by Thorne and promptly brought it to the noted fabrication shop of Robinson Racing Enterprises for restoration. Robinson Racing of Atlanta Completed the car just in time for in time for the Walter Mitty . The car was reconfigured specifically for HSR & SVRA Vintage Racing. This Car won its class in the 2nd Walter Mitty race ever run & has has many first place medallions since. It also competed in Nassau Speed Weeks revival, and at many other Vintage east coast tracks including the Glen & Lime Rock races driven by Vic. In 1991 it was Invited to participate the pre race parade of Daytona race car veterans prior to the running of that years Daytona Rolex 24 hour race. The Dry sump, Crower Forged components, Roller Small Block Chevy was built by TRECO in 1988. The engine is, as is the rest of the car, untouched since its last win in the 1992 Atlanta Historic Races. This Race car is in "As Found" condition. It has not been washed , dusted or cleaned in any way since its last race . What you see in the photos is exactly as the car is at this moment. The frame is in excellent shape as are the Bird cage and operating Doors. There are multiple sets of Real American MAG wheels & Halbrand Mags to choose from. Also included are the Daytona Specific suspension components This car is an immaculate build and the cage construction and attention to detail are impressive. Include are HSR & SVRA log books.,FIA correspondence, as well as Trophy's, Photos, and Medallions from Day one. An extensive spare package is available. Call for details on this piece of Corvette history. Why settle for a replica when you can own a car with real history and a story that will impress anyone after you race day is done..
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