A deep-pocketed Corvette fan recently took home a nice piece of Chevrolet history in the form of a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette SCCA racer, a car originally prepared for the track by famed builder/racer Dick Guldstrand.
First purchased from Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles, CA in 1966, its potent 425 hp 427 ci and Muncie four-speed transmission provided plenty of thrust straight from the factory. But owner Errol Brown was fully intent on racing and soon the car was taken to Guldstraned to be prepped and readied for competition.
Brown raced car #68 at various Southern California tracks in the A Production Class until the early 70’s, when he then sold it to Andy Anderson who raced it under #30. Anderson kept it on track until the early 80’s when the engine blew up and it was parked at H&R Dyno before being sold to a third owner.
The car sat in storage for over twenty years and remerged when the third owner decided to install a 400 hp 350ci small-block in 2006. Luckily, the owner managed to retain the original, numbers-matching Muncie transmission and its still in the car today.
It still wears the same paint from the early 80’s and portions of it are thought to be the Original Nassau blue. The only other changes were modifications for racing, which included lightweight bucket seats, a new fuel tank, and the mandatory roll bar.
But have no fear purists, for the seats were replaced with original leather covered seats from a ’66 Corvette and the sale also included the original Simpson fuel cell. It even features the original never-been-hit body panels and authentic 15″ x 10″ Magnesium D spoke American wheels.
We say, “included” because the car was up for sale on eBay, where the bidding escalated to around $40,000. But according to CorvetteBlogger, it was eventually scooped up for an undisclosed sum.
Let’s hope the new seller isn’t afraid to fire the 350 ci and tear up a few historical race events.