1966 Chevrolet Corvette La Carrera Panamericana Racer For Sale
Details: Listed for sale on eBay; located in Connecticut. The Corvette starting bid is $150,000 with five days left on the auction. Seller Vintage Racing Services is a well-known and respected vintage racing shop.
Seller Comments: “Simply the best La Carrera Panamericana Historic Class rally car in existence. Former B-Production SCCA car, HSR and SVRA eligible, won its class at 2003 Monterey Historics but most notable for two first places and one 2nd place in the Historic Class at La Carrera Panamericana in 2005, 2006 and 2007!”
“Spares include two of everything, including engine, transmission, rear end, brakes and much more. Powered by a 327 engine putting out over 450+ hp in rally trim. Every piece on this car has been gone through, the engine and transmission are rebuilt and fresh, every component is ready to go and only the best, heavy duty parts and components were used in building and maintaining this car.”
“This Corvette has been extensively developed and no expense has been spared to bring this car consistently to the front of one of the most challenging and world renowned endurance rally races.”
Sports Car Digest Comments: This is a simple scenario – if you aspire to win the modern day La Carrera Panamericana, then buy this Corvette for $150,000. The price is steep, but not out of the realm for acquiring a proven race winner, plus a considerable amount of spares. The 2008 La Carrera Panamericana takes place in late October, giving the new owner plenty of time to get familiar with their new Corvette.
While we would rather own and race a La Carrera racer that participated in the original version, this former B-production SCCA Corvette would surely be an enjoyable way to compete in the modern adaptation. Further, according to the seller, this Corvette is HSR and SVRA eligible, making it even more sensible.