The first of three made racing Chevrolete Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer go under the hammer.
American auto Scottsdale Sport & Classic Motorcars in mid-January put on sale a unique racing roadster Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer, released almost 60 years ago. Per vehicle plan to bail out at least 6.8 million dollars, according to the portal DuPont Registry.
The machine is built to take part in the “24 Hours of Le Mans,” so she could compete with cars Porsche, Ferrari and Jaguar. Specific roadster off the line Chevrolet plant in St. Louis in 1956. Then the machine has undergone substantial refinement in the design studio of General Motors in Warren, Michigan, where on its improvement were employed 17 engineers. In particular, the “Corvette” was a significant change in the body, upgraded suspension and brakes, individual windshields for driver and passenger, as well as extended back and front fenders.
In addition, the machine has acquired another fuel tank, door panels made of fiberglass and lightweight seats Porsche. Because of this her weight dropped to 136 pounds compared to the normal version of the model of those years. Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 equipped with 5.4-liter engine and four-manual transmission. In all there were three such vehicles. The machine, which will be sold in January, is the first collected specimens. Earlier it was reported that the auction house Auctions America put up for sale a unique prototype of Ford, is a harbinger of a sports car Mustang. It is expected that the cost will be lots of 400 to 600 thousand dollars.