Two years ago, RideTech undertook one heck of a project: build a Corvette race car in two days. The 48-Hour Corvette was born. Now, it’s heading to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, event.
The 1972 C3 Corvette was once a 68,000-mile car, but RideTech improved and upgraded nearly every part of the car. At the heart of the build is a 649 horsepower Lingenfelter LS7 V8 engine with forged internals and titanium valves. RideTech also equipped the 48-Hour Corvette with its Track 1 suspension system includes billet aluminum spindles, tubular StrongArm control arms and high-tech Instinct electronic adaptive shock absorbers with electronic traction control. The modification list is a long one.
The consignment docket says the car was recently repainted with a fresh coat of yellow paint and many of its racing livery decals were removed. However, the car will come with a new set of decals to preserve its 2017 motorsports winning streak. The C3 Corvette won the 2017 Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Bowling Green as well as the Goodguys Autocross National Series Championship for 2017.