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Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Customized C2

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2 in CHiPs, TV Series, 1977-1983 IMDB Ep. 1.20

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Customized C2

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Comments about this vehicle

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stronghold EN

2006-03-23 00:07

This is like a road going 'Grand-sport' (..I remember seeing a name for one of these..somewhere..but can't recall where.?)

wickey SK

2006-03-23 00:08

probably here: /vehicle_12960-Chevrolet-Corvette-Grand-Sport.html

vans1107 US

2009-10-21 03:14

that is deffinetly not a true gran sport, it's just a mid year with some ugly fiberglass work done to it..(fender flares, front spoiler, and bumpers removed) i dont think the producers of chips would ever be able to get their hands on a real gran sport.

jettalover US

2009-10-21 07:01

Was the C2 Grand Sport only for racing use?

sub006 US

2010-12-04 09:48

In 1962, Chevrolet sent an application to the FIA for a new racing sports car, the Corvette Grand Sport. To qualify as a legal production car, 100 would have to be built, and a production run of 125 was projected, to sell for approximately $10,000 each. These cars would weigh approximately 1000 pounds less than the standard 1963 Sting Ray with up to 50% more power, to outperform the Ford-powered Shelby Cobras and compete in international races like Le Mans. As a sidenote, Ferrari applied for 100-car production status for its new GTO at about the same time.

Because of possible federal anti-trust action which might have broken GM into two or more smaller companies, the corporation called a halt to all racing activities after only five Grand Sports had been completed. Ferrari only built 36 of the required 100 GTOs, but the model was allowed to compete as a production GT anyway, while the Grand Sport would have to compete against pure sports racing cars like Lolas and Chapparals.

The Grand Sports were loaned to various racing teams for Sebring and other sports car events in the USA. Two of the coupes were later converted into roadsters, and all five survive today in private collector hands. Each is valued at well over $1 million.

Around 1970, the owner of coupe #003 had his car licensed by the California DMV as a street legal vehicle and drove it from the San Francisco area to San Diego for a Western States Corvette Council convention and back. They were not intended for road use but were capable of it, proving they were true GT cars.

Replica GS coupes and roadsters, plus conversion bodies and panels to convert stock C2s have been available from several sources over the past 25 years.

As mentioned above, the car in this picture is NOT a Grand Sport but a customized Sting Ray.

-- Last edit: 2010-12-04 10:04:43

ayba US

2021-10-24 08:28

1963-1967

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