So, you’re pining for a racecar but you don’t want worry about having to always trailer it to the track. You also don’t want a Camaro Z/28, for whatever reason. Options are normally limited in this niche, but today, we present to you a dose of opportunity.
There’s really a lot going on here and you’ve got to hand it to the engineers at Retro Classic Rides of Lakeland, Florida for creating such a unique vehicle – as we’re guessing it took a few hundred hours to complete. That’s a stab in the dark, sure, but just look at the thing.
Firstly, note the placement of the engine and the GT40-esque “bundle of snakes” headers jutting out the sides of the fuel injected 383 ci stroker engine.
Next, the interior is entirely bespoke and beautifully finished with DigiDash2 programable instrumentation, flat-bottomed Sparco wheel, five-point harnesses, and five-speed manual transmission.
Lift up the rear hatch and you’ll find an Audi 016 transaxle with Porsche gears, while the whole thing sits on C5 Corvette suspension.
The listing tells us little about this bizarre creature, though we’ve found a bit of information on some other third party sites.
The body is composed of a composite monocoque and tube frame chassis, apparently, and unlike the 1984-1988 Corvette Grand Touring Prototype on which it’s modeled after, this one is actually streetable and even features A/C.
Best of all, it’s being offered by Mecum at the Denver auction on June 12-13. There’s no price listed, so just bring a giant stack of $1,000 bills and tell the auctioneers to just take your money.
Looks like we’ll be glued to NBC Sports on June 26 from 2:30-6:30p and again on the 27th from 1-4pm. We have to see how this one plays out…