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1957 Convertible - 1957 Corvette Race Car Big Brake Fuelie

White with Red interior: 283 Fuelie / T-10 4-Speed - n/a miles

NOTE:  Pics may be jumbled up on Chrome, but correct in Safari.

This 1957 Corvette was race-prepared in 1964 by owner Larry Leedy and his best friend, Bob Spicer, who raced the car from late 1964/early 1965 into 1967, possibly 1968.  It was car #1 at its first race and then received SCCA #73, which is how I have restored it.  Their good friend from the “Cal Club” (California Sports Car Club), division of the SCCA, Fred Yeakel, co-drove with Bob for Enduro-type events and Fred also raced it on his own.  

Here are some features of #73 and of the items that Bob and Larry put on their race car that I have put back on the car:

•	Original non-radio and non-heater
•	Big Brake or “Sebring” package, including finned drums, vented backing plates and front and rear air scoops, brake fans, heavy-duty coil springs, five-leaf rear springs, fast steering adapter, and the very rare second front sway bar
•	1960-62 chassis upgrades including traction bars, rear sway bar and larger diameter front sway bar
•	4.10 posi differential
•	Koni racing shocks
•	37-gallon center fill gas tank with top seat backs cut off for clearance
•	1962 radiator and overflow tank
•	Dual-belt pulley system with idler pulley and seven-blade fan
•	1960-61 290/315 HP Fuel Injection unit with driver-side air duct
•	Six-quart 327 trap-door oil pan
•	Stewart-Warner electric fuel pump
•	2.5-inch exhaust pipes
•	Steering column shortened by four inches for driver comfort
•	Full complement of Stewart-Warner gauges, including oil pressure and oil temp gauges taking the place of the unneeded speedometer
•	Vintage PACKARD 440 USA plug wires
•	1962 268 35-amp generator and 1958 002 35-amp voltage regulator
•	American Torq Thrust racing wheels and Goodyear Blue Streak racing tires
•	Weight-saving modifications, such as Plexiglas windscreen replacing the windshield, windows removed from doors, cut-off door posts, and removal of all body trim removed except front bumperettes, grill surround and four teeth (the minimum required)

At the Labor Day 1966 Santa Barbara race, Fred raced #73, but took off the 3 and put a 9 in front of the 7 to make it #97, which was his race number for his personal 1957 race car.  After that, Fred’s number stayed on the car, which has been the cause of confusion between #73 and Fred’s #97 ever since!

When I got the car, it was the quintessential basket case.  But I got a perfect bare body that had a new front end on it because it had been damaged by jack-knifing while being towed home from a race by Larry when he swerved to avoid hitting someone who cut him off, a nearly rust-free California powder-coated bare frame, and everything else was loose or in boxes!

I am a 400+ Level Judge with the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) and I did a frame-up restoration on my 1960 Corvette for which I received the highest level award NCRS offers, the Duntov Award, so named for Zora Arkus Duntov, Chief Corvette Engineer from 1954-1975, and widely acknowledged to be the Father of the Corvette.

After all I learned from that, I began writing what is now the 1958-60 Corvette Restoration Handbook, coauthored with my good friend, Tom Howey.  It is now in its Second Edition and carried by NCRS, Zip, Corvette Central, and Paragon.

Because of my background, I wanted to do #73 as close as possible to how Larry and Bob did, and that was to take an original 1957 Corvette and restore it to as-raced condition.  This means I tried to restore everything on the car not related to racing back to how an original 1957 Corvette would be.  

So #73 is not a tribute car or a fantasy car or one made into a vintage race car as it “might have been” back in the day.  Instead, I restored it as closely as possible to what both drivers have told me regarding how the car was race-prepared, and I consulted with them regularly over the course of the restoration.

I elected to restore #73 to represent how it was at its best race, that being the August 1966 Riverside Six-Hour Enduro, where it came in First in Class and Second Overall with drivers, Bob Spicer and Fred Yeakel, each taking 1.5-hour turns at the wheel.  A Shelby team Mustang was First Overall.  After the race, Carroll Shelby told them, “I didn’t know that pig could run that fast!”

Bob and Larry added everything they could to make the car fast and reliable, but did only what was allowable under SCCA rules at the time.  With #73 being a C1 Corvette, they could use just about anything through 1961-62 they wanted, other than a 327 CI engine that debuted in 1962.  As Bob put it, if Chevrolet offered it for racing, they put it on #73!

I have elected to describe all of these in a book that I have entitled Corvette Race Car, now in the draft stage, the cover of which is in the photos I’ve attached.  #73 was judged in the Concourse Modified Division at the NCRS Greenville, South Carolina in May 2022 and received a score of 100%.  It received 6 points of deductions of 2,250 possible, but received those back by getting six bonus points for having a battery cut-off and a fire extinguisher.

So what can be said of the condition of #73?  Near mint and clean enough to eat off of.  Just look at the pics.

There are a few minor nicks and cracks of the paint, most of which must be pointed out to be noticed.  There is a crack below the lower front of the passenger side (PS) door.  The door jamb rubbed at the top rear inside of the PS and there is a rub mark.  There is a small scratch close to the grill surround in the front.

Minor drips that have mostly been addressed.

I say this for full disclosure and so a buyer will not think anything has been misrepresented.  These few minor imperfections should not deter anyone from being interested in #73 for what it is.  The crowning jewel of this car is that it is a real historic race car that raced back in the day and did well.

This car would be super for a collector who will display it amidst his collection, but is exceptionally well suited for someone who will use it for vintage racing as it was intended and for which many historic race cars are actually being used.  Fred Yeakel’s 1957 was sold in 2007, and the new owner is still racing it!

This stallion has been corralled for over half a century.  Is there anyone willing to open the gate and let this stallion do what a stallion was born to do?

If you run it up to 150 mph with a rev of just under 10,000, you will warm the engine!!!! – Bob Spicer

Asking price: $144995 - Reasonable Offers Considered - Virginia 23005

1962 Convertible - Classic 1962 Corvette - White/Red

White/Black with Red interior: 327 (Rebuilt - all number mat) / 2-Speed Auto - 36,000 approx. miles

Basic Vehicle Information: Third owner of a 1962 Corvette. 327 rebuilt engine (all numbers match). Rebuilt, two speed auto transmission. Re-cored radiator, front disc brakes. Reupholstered seats with a new convertible top. Hard Top also available. Gas filled shocks, Michelin tires. Viper Alarm and Corvette in dash cassette/am/fm radio. All dials, including clock, except tach which was disconnected, all work (original brake parts and in dash AM radio, non-working, retained).  This Corvette has over 36,000 miles on rebuilt engine. I have owned this car for over 35 years. It has never been in an accident and has been Garage kept for the entire time I have owned it. I have driven it in the Route 66 parades in Riverside and San Bernardino.  It looks and drives great. 

Serious inquiries only. No trades. Principals only - no third-parties.

Asking price: $91000 - No trades. PRINCIPALS ONLY - California 92075

1955 Convertible - 1955 Pennant Blue Amazing Restoration







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Asking price: $0 - SHIPPING FINANCING AVAILABLE - New York 12065


Fawn Beige with Fawn interior: 327/300hp / 4 Speed manual - 44360 miles

Fawn Beige w/Fawn interior, 327/300hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.

The ’62 was the last of the first. After 9 years and numerous design changes, production of the first-generation Corvette came to an end with the ’62 model. However, the C1 went out with what is considered by many, the best of the solid axle Corvettes.  The biggest news was the introduction of the now legendary 327ci small block.  This engine would offer the most hp and torque under the hood. And was also slightly roomier on the inside. One the outside, things were smoother and less adorned. Gone were the color contrasting coves and chrome vent spears. Replaced with a cleaner cove design and a ribbed louvers and rocker moldings.

This very nice and very original Corvette has been in the same family since 1970!  It’s been maintained and refurbished over the decades and features nice paint and interior and a #’s matching 327.  It looks, runs and drives great!  The car has been in CA. almost since new and features a clean, rust -free frame. Optioned with both hard and soft tops and radial tires.

Asking price: $85888 - obo - California 92807

1960 Convertible - 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

red&white with red interior: 283 CID V8 / 4speed manual - unknown miles

The C1 Corvette is where it all started. Before the Stingray, way before the ZR1... eight generations back from the today's Corvette and you have the humble beginnings of what would become America's sports car. A stylish, classy, quick little fiberglass 2-seater. Spanning from 1953 to 1962, the first-generation Corvette underwent numerous upgrades and cosmetic changes.

For starters, the first Corvettes were originally powered by an inline 6 engine, known as the "Blue Flame". 1955 saw the first year of V8 muscle, which would forever stay a signature feature for Corvettes. By '56 the C1's rocket-like taillights were gone and redesigned to fit smoothly into the body. In '58 the quad headlights were introduced. 1960 was the last year to feature the heavy grill teeth, and the final year before the introduction of the circle taillight rear end.

This 1960 Vette truly is a beauty! It has a paint matching hard top, PLUS a white soft-top. Driving around a topless Vette is one of the greatest feelings known to man. The red exterior paint is on the brighter side, almost like a blood-orange shade in certain light. It blends beautifully with the C1's iconic white side panel accents and white wall tires. The gauge cluster is a work of art- mid-century galore. Red leather seats- it doesn't get much nicer than that. Not to mention a nice amount of space in the trunk. The interior overall is in great shape.

Under the hood sits a twin four-barrel carbureted 283 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine. And that 4-speed manual transmission is icing on the cake. Thrilling is an understatement. With its small and lightweight body, there is no stopping a speed-hungry Corvette enthusiast.

Asking price: $127000 - negotiable - Illinois 62269

1962 HardTop - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

burgundy with black interior: 327 Cid V8 / 4speed manual - 98701 miles

1962 Chevrolet Corvette. Known as the top "bang-for-buck" sports car on the market the Corvette has had a strong fan-base since the first Corvette rolled off the line for 1953. When you think of a C1 the vision of this car comes to mind. The dual headlights and stingray style tail make for an elegant appearance that rivals European exotics of it’s time. Finished in a Burgundy Red with a black interior this is a real sharp looker. Under the hood is a 327 cubic inch V8 and is paired to a 4 speed manual. Imagine how this car can get up and go! The sound is intoxicating, you just want more and more as you step on the gas and shift through the gears! Pop off the hard top and cruise with the wind in your hair. If you’re looking for a classic Corvette with style and power this is the one you want to own! Options include Aluminum wheels, AM radio, leather interior, seat belts, and radial tires.

Asking price: $89000 - Best Offer - Illinois 62269

1981 Coupe - MWK#1366, 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

Beige/Brown with Brown interior: 350 V8 / Automatic - miles

Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee is excited to present this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette is as American as apple pie. With over 60 years of production and eight design changes the Corvette has withstood the test of time. In 1953 the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line becoming the most popular sports car in history. The excitement continues as the first mid-engine Corvette rolled of the assembly line in 2020.
This 1981Chevrolet Corvette is painted in two-tone beige and bronze with glass T-Tops. Accented with raised white letter tires mounted on a set of factory alloy wheels. The tan leather interior comes loaded with all the comfort features including air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power drivers' seat, cruise control, tilt/ telescopic leather steering wheel, rear window defogger, and a Pioneer AM/FM/cd radio. Under the hood of this beauty is a 5.7L V-8 4BL OHV engine attached to a four-speed automatic transmission. This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette also comes with power steering and power brakes for that enjoyable summer drive.  

Asking price: $17000 - Best Offer - Illinois 62269

1962 Convertible - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette #2220-ATL

White with Red interior: V8 / Manual - 3,347 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to present this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette. The C1 Corvette is where it all started. Before the Stingray, way before the ZR1... eight generations back from the today's Corvette and you have the humble beginnings of what would become America's sports car. A stylish, classy, quick little fiberglass 2-seater. Spanning from 1953 to 1962, the first-generation Corvette underwent numerous upgrades and cosmetic changes. When you think of a C1 the vision of this car comes to mind. The dual headlights and stingray style tail make for an elegant appearance that rivals European exotics of its time. Finished in Ermine White with a Red interior this is a real sharp looker. Under the hood is a 327 cubic inch V8 and is backed by a 4-speed manual. Imagine how this car can get up and go! Options on this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette include: Manual Convertible Top, AM Radio, Clock, Seat Belts, and FiTech Fuel Injected Carburetor. The sound is intoxicating, you just want more and more as you step on the gas and shift through the gears! If you're looking for a classic Corvette with style and power this is the one you want to own!

Asking price: $114000 - - Illinois 62269

1957 HardTop - 1957 Chevrolet Corvette #863-LVS

White with Red interior: 283 V8 / 3 Speed Manual - 1778 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Las Vegas presents this 1957 Corvette. It is Polo White with Red interior. The owner states that it has a 283 ci 270 hp V8 with a 3-speed manual transmission. The '57 Corvette is a true 'American Classic', this beautiful example will certainly turn heads and be a hit at the local car show or cruise-in. This Corvette was awarded the prestigious NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society) 'Top Flight' Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter NCRS. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

Asking price: $144000 - best offer - Illinois 62269

1960 Convertible - 1960 Chevrolet Corvette #832-LVS

White with Red interior: 350 CID V8 / 4 Speed Manual - 34312 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Las Vegas presents this beautiful 1960 Corvette Ermine White w/ Silver coves and Red interior. It is powered by a new Chevy 350 cubic inch / 350 horsepower V8 4 bbl (purchased over the counter according to the owner) with a 4 speed manual transmission and is equipped with a Vintage Air conditioning system. This classic Corvette was updated mechanically in 2014 (approx. $7500) and restored more completely from 2016-2019 by the previous owner (with many receipts included). This is a very beautiful and drivable example of the first generation Corvette. 

Asking price: $108000 - best offer - Illinois 62269

1954 Convertible - Beautiful 54 matching #s, restored!

White with Red interior: Blue Blame 6 / Automatic - 51000 miles

Welcome to THE VETTE NET, the most experienced online Corvette broker service (founded in 1998). Whether you are buying or selling a Vette, we offer you our extensive knowledge and commitment to help make your transaction pleasant and professional. The Vette Net is a proud Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum.

The 1954 Corvette model was the second year of production with 3640 examples built at the St. Louis factory. 
Our offer is a fine example with 51K miles which are likely original.  It sustained a thorough on frame, no expense restoration with plenty of history and documentation with 800-1000 miles since.  All appears to be correct and everything in working order.   It lived its life in CA being registered with the famed "Black Tag" as seen in pics.  New Al Knoch seat covers, just installed.
Here is your chance to add a desirable early Corvette to your collection...
Privately owned and sold.  Located in FLORIDA, available for your inspection on demand.  Assistance with financing is available by clicking on this link (www.JJBest.com/12092), also delivery can be provided nationwide and all over the world.
For information on this car, please contact anytime Ken at (866) 838-8363 (866-VETTENET toll-free), +1 (941) 586-9924 International, or email Ken@TheVetteNet.com .

Since 1998, THE VETTE NET, a Business Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum, has established itself as the premier source for buying, selling and leasing Corvettes, with thousand of enthusiasts assisted nationwide and international. We drive Vettes, we live the life-style, and enjoy the hobby. Our Motto is "UnderCommit - OverDeliver" and we guarantee a pleasant and straightforward experience. 

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Asking price: $69990 - Collectors alert @ THEVETTENET - ==US== 00000

1960 Convertible - 1960 Corvette Roadster

Tuxedo Black with Red interior: 283 V8 / 4-speed - 10 miles

“Attention Collectors & C1 Lovers”
“Check Out This Stunning Roadster”
“Tuxedo Black With Silver Coves”
“Beautiful Red Interior”
“283/290 Horse Fuel Injected V8”
“4-Speed Manual Transmission”
“3.70 Posi Rear”
“Hard And Soft Tops”
“Collector Owned For 60 Years!!”
“Life Is Short —- Enjoy Your Ride”
Phone Or Write To Make Her Yours

“The Story”
“This Stunning Corvette Came From A Collector Near Our Home Here In The Northeast. Originally Acquired In 1962, She Subsequently Was Moved To His Winter Home In Florida Where Vintage AC And A High Capacity Aluminum Radiator Were Added To Ensure Cool And Trouble Free Cruising. Upon Returning To PA, She Rejoined His Private Collection And Saw Little Use Since. The Family Jewel For Over Sixty Years, I Chased This Corvette For Decades Before Purchasing.”
“You Won’t Need To Wait So Long!!!”

“Recent Comprehensive Service And Refresh Of An Earlier Restoration”
“Optional Tuxedo Black Finish With Sateen Silver Coves”
“One Of Just “386″ Produced In These Colors”
“New Black Cloth Convertible Top”
“Optional Color-keyed Auxiliary Hardtop”
“Beautiful Red Interior Appointments”
“Excellent Instrument Panel With Functioning Factory Gauges”
“Brilliant Chrome & Polished Trim”
“Optional Fuel Injected 283/290 Hi-Horse Corvette V8″
“A Period Correct Motor Restored With Matching #s And “CS” Suffix” (NOM)
“Four Speed Manual Transmission With Correct Shifter”
“Positraction Rear Axle With 3.70 Gears”
“Sun Shades, Courtesy Lights, Heater, Seat Belts”
“Custom Radio Features AM/FM/Tape”
“Ice Cold Vintage Air Conditioning”
“High Capacity Aluminum Radiator”
“Correct 6.70 X 15″ Firestone Wide Whitewall Tires”
“Excellent Original Wheel Covers”
“Highly Detailed Engine Compartment Features The Correct Fuel Injection System, FI Distributor, Cast Aluminum Valve Covers, Ignition Shielding +++” (see photos)
“Restored Trunk Compartment With Correct Jack, Tools, Original Well Cover, Spare Wheel With A Matching, Unused Firestone Tire” (see photos)
“Beautiful Undercarriage With An Excellent Frame, Unharmed Floor Pans, Rear Sway Bar, Hi-Flow Exhaust System, Refreshed Suspension, Steering And Brake Systems” (see photos)
“A True Turn-key That’s Highly Detailed, Freshly Serviced And Well Sorted”
“Drop Dead Gorgeous, She’s Ready To Make Your Corvette Dreams Come True!!!”
“Life Is Short —– Enjoy Your Ride!!!”

“Current Hagerty Price Evaluation”
#1 Concours _______ $216,000
#2 Excellent _______ $156,000
“Add $3500 For Hardtop”

Asking price: $149900 - - Pennsylvania 18518

1962 Convertible - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette #2157-ATL

Red with Black interior: New 350 Crate Motor V8 / 4 Speed T-10 Rebuilt Manual - 783 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to represent this fully rebuilt example of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette! The Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is the first generation of the Corvette sports car produced by Chevrolet. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year, and produced through 1962. With a new larger engine the 1962 model year Corvette was the quickest to date. Displacement of the small-block V8 increased from 283 cu in to 327 cu in, which produced 250 HP in its base single 4-barrel carburetor version. 1962 saw the last solid-rear-axle suspension, that had been used from the beginning. Rocker panel trim was seen for the first time, the last with a trunk, until 1998, exposed headlights for the last, until 2005.
This particular 1962 example was recently rebuilt in 2020 with full photo documentation on hand. Now powering this gorgeous '62 is a fully rebuilt 350 cu in V-8 with 4-Bolt Main backed by a Muncie 4-Speed Transmission housing a Street Pro Clutch Kit. Drive with ease as this Corvette also has a Corvette Central Power Steering Kit! Finished in Roman Red with a Black Vinyl Top and Black Vinyl Interior. Enjoy cruising in this well upgraded and tastefully styled 1962 Corvette!

Asking price: $95000 - - Illinois 62269

1956 Convertible - 1956 Corvette Convertible #003622C

Polo White/Gray with Red interior: 265ci / 3 speed manual - Exempt miles


Polo White exterior with Gray coves, Red vinyl interior, White convertible top, matching auxiliary hardtop. 

Numbers matching 225hp 265ci engine, 3 speed manual transmission. 

Features include courtesy lights, Wonderbar AM radio, windshield washers, two tone paint, heater. 

Coming in the classic White/Red color combination, this 1956 Corvette Convertible is in good condition, and is sure to turn heads wherever it goes! This car's lacquer paint is overall good condition, with a nice shine. Auxiliary hardtop is in good condition as well, and convertible top is good-vg. Passenger's rear chrome bumper shows a good condition finish; all other exterior chrome shows a vg-exc finish. Weatherstripping and taillights are vg, and Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall bias-ply tires show an average of 9/32nds tread depth remaining. The interior of this 1956 Corvette Convertible shows good-vg seats and door panels, vg-exc seatbelts, and good condition gauges and dashpad. Correct appearing Wonderbar AM radio is in place. The numbers matching 265ci engine in this car shows 2x4 Carter carburetors, and correct intake manifold, ignition shielding, and valve covers. Frame is solid and rust-free. Call us today to put this classy single headlight straight axle in your garage! 


Asking price: $84999 - www.buyavette.net - Georgia 30340

1960 Convertible - 1960 Corvette

Honduras Maroon with Black interior: 327 / Manual - 18616 miles

This is a nice straight good running and driving 1960 Corvette. It is Honduras Maroon with white coves and black interior, It is a manual transmission and has a 327 small block engine. Gauges, lights, and wipers all work. It has a white soft top.

Asking price: $69975 - - California 92805

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