The National Corvette Museum is constantly changing its vehicle rotation, and the latest changeup should have vintage Corvette racing enthusiasts, well, enthused.
The NCM has added a replica 1963 Corvette Grand Sport II to its showcase. The replica sits atop a 1963 Corvette Stingray chassis, and the racing work was completed in 2002. The entire vehicle pays homage to the 1966 Grand Sport racer, wearing Admiral Blue with red hash marks at each front quarter panel. A white racing stripe completes the look.
The second vehicle is a 1969 big block, four-speed coupe race car, wearing number 969 in the registry of Corvette racers. The Corvette was purchased by Randy Wittine, but it soon changed hands and was delivered to Rudy Kreiter’s Buggy Works in Detroit. Kreiter gutted the car, added the roll cage and racing seat.
Following the modifications, the car ran the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1977, and the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978. Despite no real racing success, the car was wheeled by some impressive names including Don Yenko and Jerry Thompson.
Should you find yourself meandering around the NCM, these two vehicles will certainly require a pit stop.