Grand Sport - Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport at the Revs Institute Motorsport Art Print by artist Richard Wheatland
car in the Revs Institute of Naples, Florida is seen in this painting by
Motorsport Artist Richard Wheatland.
car which due to GM's 'No racing' rule almost never fulfilled its promise, the
Grand Sport was cancelled after a mere five prototypes had been built. This
didn't stop these specially lightened machines taking their place on the track
though as two were quickly sold to private teams.
vehicles were classed a non-standard and it was not until 1963 that they got
the chance to race the Shelby Cobra, a car which they had been designed to
beat. They did this so comprehensively that factory workers there on the day
were left somewhat red-faced that such a successful car was not fully