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.

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