Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Dick Lang 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Racer

2013 NCRS American Heritage Award Winner

The Dick Lang 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker Split Window Coupe was reintroduced to the world with an honored place in the Corvette Nationals Competition Corvette display in November 2012. In 2013 it was displayed at no fewer than four prestigious Concours d’Elegance, scoring numerous honors including Best in Class at the Dayton Concours d’ Elegance in September and Best in Class, First Place and the Special Display Award at the 36th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance of America in July.

This fascinating Corvette racer will cross the block at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction Saturday January 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback KK #1696

This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is Kar Kraft number 1696, one of very few still in existence that remains unrestored but for a single repaint, here in the original Candyapple Red. A popular and high-profile feature of the famed Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee for approximately 10 years, it still retains its original matching numbers 429/375 HP engine, Borg Warner 4-speed close ratio manual transmission and 3.91 rear end with Traction-Lok differential. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1966 Shelby GT350

While most Sixties-era production-based race cars were built up from vehicles designed for street use, the Shelby GT350 was in reality a dialed-back version of the full-on race car Shelby and Ford actually had in mind, a race-ready Mustang prepared to dominate and win the SCCA National B-Production Championship. Because the SCCA allowed special factory options for either powertrain or suspension but not both, Shelby specified suspension, brakes, steering and other components to improve handling and stopping power. As a result, the 1965 Shelby GT350 surprised some buyers who complained about its harsh ride qualities. Changes were made to the 1966 model to soften the day-to-day driving experience, but the first 252 1966 cars were actually carried over 1965 models and retained the earlier lowered front A-arms and over-rider traction bars. This 1966 GT350, serial number SFM6S316, is one such car. Sold new by Arles Ford of San Rafael, California, to G.M. Freeman on March 19, 1966, it was restored by its third owner Mark Hereford and completed to full “R” racing specification.

This rare 'carryover' GT350 will cross the block at the Mecum KissimmeeAuction Saturday, January 26 at 4:00 PM.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype 'The Real McCoy'

The Car That Saved The Corvette Brand
Forever known as “The Real McCoy”, this 1956 Chevrolet Corvette prototype delivered a historic one-two punch against the competition that literally saved Corvette, the result of a gargantuan effort to rescue the ailing brand whose sales were flagging under competition from Ford’s Thunderbird. It began life at Chevrolet as Engineering Project Tracking Number 6901, assembled under the supervision of Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus Duntov with a special bored-out 307 CI engine using dual Carter 4-barrel carbs and the now-legendary “Duntov cam.”

It's a great story.

The Real McCoy will cross the block at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction Saturday, January 26 at 2:30 PM.