Craigslist is an interesting place to shop for vehicles. One thing is certain: if you can looks past the seediness and sketch factor surrounding the buy and sell site, you may find a real diamond in the rough.
But a 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette? That’s a major score. So the story goes, according to Hagerty, one seller originally thought the vehicle pictured above to be a 1953 Pontiac “Longoria” prototype, built by Pinnafarina in 1952 for General Motors. However, he was wrong.
It turns out the seller, who was asking under $1,000 (the report states $700, but is unconfirmed) held the first 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette, in which only three exist. Briggs Cunningham raced the Corvettes at 24 Hours of Le Mans, each labeled 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Now, following a legal battle, Indiana car dealer and collector Gino Burelli owns the prized Corvette, and has agreed to have famed Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay restore Briggs Cunningham Corvette number one.
After the restoration? Burelli says it could fetch between $3 million and $7 million.