1957 Corvette race car for sale, Nice blue car with Roll cage and SVRA.
This is a 50′s, 60s-70s era SCCA B/P Corvette racer that I remember as very successful from my A & B production races back in the day. Back then it was said to have been built by a couple of GM engineers at the Tech Center from parts of factory racers. It was offered for sale by then owner Jim
Swan of Motor Sport Research in Des Plaines, Il. and the ad in Competition Press said it had a ’61 factory competition chassis. After I bought and restored it in the early ’90′s and began racing it, I found it to be a fast, great handling, easy to drive solid axle, unlike most solid axles. It was very fast and in fact won its races overall at the Chicago Historic events at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin three times, turning under 2.40 lap times….. It is still equipped with its original factory full big brake drum set up that operates flawlessly even at brake killer Road America. It is SVRA legal and has a 327,
new triple disk clutch, B-W super T-10 four speed, and original Chev. Positraction rear end with Moser axles and much, much more. Spares include a dual plane intake, axles & transmission (never needed). I feel this to be one of the best C-1′s in the country.
It would make a fine competitive Monterey Historics contender with its history and originality.
Would like to mention that car still has original vented backing plates, fans, scoops & has finned drums. It truly is easy to drive as it handles & drives similar to a mid year. I won’t get into why as that is a lengthy subject..