Just as superheroes save damsels in distress, Kevin MacKay rescues long lost Corvettes. Really though, this guy is even cooler than that rhyme we just came up with.
Mr. MacKay opened up his business, Corvette Repair, 30 years ago in NY. Since then he’s had quite a few Corvettes pass through his shop. See, MacKay has a knack for finding highly-coveted Corvettes, particularly retired racers that had been considered long gone.
You’re probably wondering what sort of Corvettes MacKay has acquired, well he’s a short list of some of the cars he’s found;
- 1960 Briggs Cunnginham Le Mans Corvette
- 1962 Yenko Gulf Oil Corvette
- 1966 Penske L88 Corvette
- 1968 Sunray DX L88 Corvette
- 1969 Rebel L88 Corvette
There are others of course, but all of the Corvettes shown above were either Le Mans, Daytona, or Sebring winners. Impressive to say the least, and that ’69 Rebel L88 won the GT class at both Daytona and Sebring in 1972. A winner for sure, but even when it lost it was still majestic, falling to the likes of prototype Ferraris and Alfa Romeos. MacKay had done a search for this ‘Vette and found it at a scrap yard in the South about 24 years ago. He restored this vehicle, which went on to sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January of last year for a serious $2.86 million. For more, visit Yahoo! Autos.