A '63 Corvette Z06 is a hard car to come by, and this one really caught our eye. There were only 199 Z06s which were offered as a special performance equipment package in order to sneak by the AMA ban on racing. The "Gulf One" Z06 was one of only nine regular production Corvettes to have a serial number specifically for competition.
The car was driven by Dick Thompson and it was the only Z06 to race at a national level. The rare Vette was the first car prepped with the Z06's race technology that later appeared in the prototype Corvette Grand Sports. Some of the highlights were its fuel-injected 327/360-bhp V-8, Positraction rear axle, vacuum-powered dual-circuit master cylinder, heavy duty brake drums with cooling fins and forward-operating adjusters, and its rare fiberglass 36.5-gallon fuel tank.
It is beautifully restored back to the original condition just like the day it drove onto the track at Sebring in 1963. The car will be the main attraction of the auction that will feature an estimated 750 collector cars. It will be sold Saturday, Jan. 24 at Mecum Auto Auction in Kissimmee, Florida.
Source: Mecum Auction