Chevrolet C2 Grand Sport Coupe (diecast 1:18, Exoto)

  • Chevrolet C2 Grand Sport Coupe (from 1963)
  • Exoto
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • blue (brilliant finish)
  • Nassau Speedweek, Nr. 80, Dick Thompson
  • unlimited
  • In near mint condition
  • Original package does not exist
  • Not for sale
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"In 1962 Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov initiated a program to produce a lightweight version based on a prototype that mirrored the new 1963 Corvette. Concerned about Ford and what they were doing with the Shelby Cobra, Duntov's program included plans to build 125 Grand Sport Corvettes to make them eligible for international Grand Touring races. After the GM executives learned of the secret project, the program was stopped, and only five cars were built. All five cars have survived and are in private collections. They are among the most coveted and valuable Corvettes ever built, not because of what they accomplished, but because of what might have been."
"The Corvette Grand Sports were raced with several different engines, but the most serious factory engine actually used was a 377 cubic inch displacement, all-aluminum, small block with four Weber side-draft carburetors and a cross-ram intake, rated 550 hp (410 kW) at 6400 rpm."

Chevrolet Corvette (C2). (2016, July 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:54, July 14, 2016, from

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