If you’ve got twenty-six minutes to spare and an appreciation for classic cars – especially Corvettes – then this video’s for you.
In the piece above, we get a walkaround tour of Bill Tower’s original, lightweight 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – a true automotive gem of which just five were produced, and a car that Tower actually worked on back when he was an engineer for Chevrolet. With such a rich experience with the car, Tower is able to give great insight into what it was like to work on the Grand Sport, which never made it beyond the prototype phase. For instance, we learn that the car had air jacks like those found on a Penske F1 race car that made servicing at the track much easier.
Tidbits of trivia such as this are strewn throughout the video; we also learn that the lightweight Corvette Grand Sport was built to a 7/8ths scale relative to the regular Corvette, for example. Sound interesting? Then go ahead and click play above.