The Superformance Corvette Grand Sport

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In late 1962 Chevrolet chief engineer Zora Arkus Duntov set out to build a production run of 125 purpose built Corvette racecars with the ultimate goal of winning the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The project was known as the LightWeight, while Chevrolet marketing christened the cars Grand Sports. But after a pilot run of five cars, GM brass decided to cancel the project and ordered the cars destroyed. In an effort to save them, Zora put the cars in the hands of private collectors, of which one car currently resides at the Simeone Museum.

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