The most winningest Corvette ever is up for grabs.
Although it was the original vision for the Corvette, a mid-engined Stingray doesn't sit well with everyone. Some believe that a V8 over the front axle, a stick shift in the middle, and drive to the rear wheels is the only way a Corvette should be enjoyed. While the C9 might be even more polarizing to long-time fans of the Vette brand, one thing everyone can agree on is that hardcore race cars are cooler than any street car version. One such race car has just come up for sale, and it's a race-winning C7.R monster. Interested? We are.
The car in question is being offered by Fantasy Junction for a cool $950,000. Before you immediately discount that price as being far too high, keep in mind that this is chassis #003, which won the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the 2015 edition of the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It's also put in work at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so it's quite a special machine.
The racer was built by long-time Chevy racing partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, and the listing on Fantasy Junction rightfully says that "no other Corvette has been as technically sophisticated and aerodynamically advanced as the C7.R".
This particular chassis is also the most successful Corvette in the GTLM and GTAM race series. If you are planning to use this as more than just a mantlepiece - albeit a very large one - Dan Binks Racing Services is no longer directly involved with the Corvette factory team to maintain customer-owned team cars.
Furthermore, a number of spare parts are included with the car, reportedly to a value of over $150,000. You also get a confirmation letter from Pratt & Miller confirming the car's provenance and past success. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself the ultimate Christmas present and give the rest of us the gift of hearing that 574-horsepower V8.