Autocross attracts all sorts of cars, some of which are pretty historic. Like this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
Well, “historic” sells the car short a tad. The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was a limited-run, five-unit car which – according to Hagerty – is worth approximately $6 to $8 million, if genuine.
This example has been updated with a 6.2 liter LS2 from the Corvette C5, and as the car’s owner Tyler Powell told Corvette Blogger, he’s gotten the speedometer as high as 158 mph (though obviously not within the confines of the autocross course).
The car sounds tremendous going around the autocross course (though we rather wish we were hearing the car’s original, carburetor-infused soundtrack). Cornering is nice and flat – remember, this is essentially a Corvette C2 with race car underpinnings – and the brake response is very immediate. In fact, Powell describes himself as a newbie within the world of autocross, but became an early leader in the tour as of the Cruisin’ the Coast autocross at which this video was taken.
You can see the POV, tire-squealing action for yourself on the Corvette Blogger website.