Replica race car 1967 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Grand Sport’ roadster

The Pick of the Day has an evocative competition-style body kit

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The custom-bodied Corvette 'Grand Sport' looks like a track star

As if a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette isn’t racy enough, the Pick of the Day boosts it up a notch with a “Grand Sport” replica body kit that emulates the race cars that GM sponsored briefly in the 1960s, as originally envisioned by the legendary Corvette guru Zora Arkus Duntov. 

This wild-looking roadster is a “street version,” according to the Scottsdale, Arizona, dealer advertising the Corvette on ClassicCars.com.

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“There were a total of five hand-built GM-sponsored race cars,” the dealer says in the ad.  “The originals beat the Cobras, then GM pulled the plug.”

The cool-looking replica is powered by a 1968 396cid big-block V8 with a solid-lifter cam, headers, side exhaust and electronic ignition, the seller says, linked with 4-speed manual transmission.  The 1967 chassis is original with some modifications, the seller adds.

The ad does not specify where the replica kit came from or who produced it, but the seller says it a well-built Corvette that is “very E-Z to drive, dependable. FAST!!”

As a road car, this Corvette has such driving and comfort features as power steering and leather seats.  All lights, gauges and the horn work properly, the ad notes, and the trunk is “functional.”  The car is licensed for regular driving chores.

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Although the Vette has the hideaway headlights of a regular Corvette C2, they do not operate mechanically but have covers that are “E-Z to remove for night driving,” the ad notes.

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The Grand Sport must be a radical head turner wherever it goes, although it would also draw the attention of any police officer who catches a glimpse of it.  Subtle it is not, and anyone driving this beast would need to be plenty extroverted and ready to answer tons of questions as curious people sidle up.

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The Corvette roadster does look pretty wild, and from the photos with the ad, it appears to have been properly assembled.  The future owner could cruise into any car show feeling confident that this will be a one-of-a-kind entry that will draw a crowd. 

The asking price is $49,500. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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