All fields are required.NEWPORT BEACH 2017 CONSIGNMENTS1966 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car “Private No Reserve Collection”
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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Records for this car date back to 2010 when Rick Perry of El Cajon, CA began an earnest conversion of a street Sting Ray for racing purposes. Much time was spent getting the suspension just right with many handwritten notes documenting the settings used. In early January, 2012 the car benefitted from a complete engine overhaul. The 383 small-block Chevy engine received JE pistons, a SCAT crank, Crower rods, and AFR cylinder heads giving the car a respectable 12.5 compression ratio and a little over 600 bhp. A solid roller cam and roller rockers were used to handle the added power. An Edelbrock intake manifold, equipped with a Holley double-pumper 4-bbl carburetor, provides the fuel. A custom 3-inch exhaust system lets it all breathe properly. All systems are monitored by a full complement of racing gauges.
A Tilton 7 dual-disc clutch and hydraulic throwout bearing connect the Tex Racing NASCAR 4-speed transmission to the engine and 4.11 Posi Corvette rear end to make the most efficient use of the 600-plus hp. Cooling is provided via an FSR radiator and electric fan. Transmission gear ratios are 1st-2.191, 2nd-1.731, 3rd1.541 and 4th 1.0.
Stopping is provided via Baer 13 competition disc brakes with dual Tilton master cylinders and dash-mounted brake balance adjustment. Custom 16X12 rims are fitted with Hoosier road racing slicks. Suspension is courtesy of Penske racing shocks front and rear and Eibach competition springs. Many spare parts as well as records and receipts, two extra sets of wheels and a brand new set of Hoosier tires accompany the car.