Available for auction is this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Replica finished in blue over a blue interior. Designed to compete against the likes of the Shelby Cobra and Ferrari GTO in the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans, only five of the planned 125 1963 Corvette Grand Sports ever saw production. Using the original blueprint from chassis #005, Dean Hoskins and Dante Lombardi (D&D Motors) created replica molds of the Corvette Grand Sport, reportedly producing 40 kits in total. This replica features a 454ci GM crate engine paired with a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, a custom-built chassis, a 32-gallon fuel cell, a one-piece fiberglass body, a Dana 44 rear-end, and much more. Driven less than 100 miles since completion, this D&D Motors Corvette Grand Sport is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Georgia.
This example is originally based on a 1963 Corvette, finished in blue with a #50 racing livery. The custom-built D&D Corvette one-piece fiberglass body sits atop a 4” custom tube chassis in a black powder coat. Exterior equipment includes widened fender flares, a vented hood, plexiglass headlight covers, low-noise side-exit exhaust pipes, rear quarter ducts, and Halibrand-style wheels with knock-off spinners mounted with Goodyear Blue Line tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The interior features two custom fiberglass seats trimmed in blue vinyl with a custom 6-point roll cage and 5-point harness belts. Accessories include custom carpets with Dynamat insulation, Autometer instrumentation, an Ididit tilt steering column, and a heater/defroster. The seller notes the tachometer and fuel gauge are currently inoperable.
Power comes from a 454ci GM crate engine which is said to produce as much as 425 HP and 500 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter and a Dana 44 rear differential. This Grand Sport replica rides on Corvette suspension with upgraded front and rear sway bars and polyurethane bushings throughout. Additional performance upgrades include a 32-gallon fuel cell, TRACO-style big-black Chevrolet valve covers, a Sweet Steering rack and pinion, a Holley 750CFM carburetor, a March serpentine pulley system, an aluminum radiator, and electric cooling fans.
This example is offered with a bill of sale.
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