The Poor Man's Supercar
It was in 1962, just 9 years after Chevrolet introduced
the Corvette, its first 2 seat, but underpowered, sports
car. It was designed by GM's bright and hard driving
Harley Earl, a man who would become a design legend.
But now, GM's chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, replaced
the original straight 6, 3 carb, 150 hp truck engine
with auto tranny in the '53 model, with a small block
V-8, and linked it to a 3 speed manual tranny in a
new, lightweight, Grand Sport Corvette version. Presto!
Instant success! VVROOOM never felt so good!!! GM
made only 5 of these. Driven by famous drivers, they
made history, and all are now collector's items, worth
about 1 1/2 million dollars each. Feels good if someone
gives you one.