Blenheim, Ontario, CANADA – Main early highlights for RM Sotheby’s Might 22 Amelia Island public sale is a Corvette that Briggs Cunningham entered within the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The C1 Corvette (chassis no. 3535) is one in all three Corvettes run by Cunningham’s staff and developed with clandestine help by a Chevrolet staff beneath Corvette lead Zora Arkus-Duntov for the 1960 Le Mans. Provided with out reserve, RM Sotheby’s estimates the Corvette’s promoting worth between $900,000 to $1.3 million.
The automotive was Cunningham’s final effort to attain his purpose of successful the world’s most difficult race in an American automotive, with American drivers. Chassis 3535 was run through the race because the No. 1 livery pushed by Invoice Kimberly and retired after an accident through the race’s thirty second lap; nonetheless, the Cunningham staff was led to a shocking class victory by the No. 3 livery of John Fitch and Bob Grossman. Thought of misplaced till its rediscovery in 2012, the Corvette has been extensively modified throughout non-public possession however retains many options that verify its historic provenance.