This Is A $6.885 Million Corvette

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The first purpose-built Corvette Racer is being offered to the public for the first time ever.

The 1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer was the very first GM purpose-built Corvette Racer, created to take on racing giants like Ferrari and Porsche at endurance races like Le Mans. Only three were built, and this is number one. Corvette legends Harley Earl and Zora Arkus-Duntov built the road racing custom Corvette Racer in 1956, modifying a 1956 Corvette with upgraded brakes and suspension, fitting special windscreens fabricated for driver and passenger, as well as a low fin down the center of the trunk.

The front was lengthened, special stainless-steel side coves were installed along with unique parking lamps, and six weeks later, the racer was ready. After racing the car through 1957, a new 331 fuel injection engine was fitted mated to an all-new four-speed. Weight was reduced by stripping out the interior and adding lightweight Porsche seats, while a new larger fin was also installed. The car comes with original bill of sale from 1958, and has since received a concour restoration. Offered for private sale through Corvette Mike priced at $6.885 million, this is a rare opportunity to own the ultimate Chevrolet showpiece.

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