1955 Chevrolet Corvette Vintage Race Car





3 Speed Manual


265 cu in V8



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Cool Classics


9726 S. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89511


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Vehicle History Report

This particular chassis was restored to commemorate the famous EX87/5951 Corvette which set the 150 mph speed record at Daytona Beach in January 1956. It is presented as closely as possible to the paint scheme and configuration of that milestone car in Corvette history. This Corvette has been an extremely successful vintage race car, appearing at Monterey Historics/Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 5 times. It was invited for 2014, but we were unable to attend. It has appeared at the Wine Country Classic/ Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival 10 times and has raced numerous times at Coronado and Portland. It is a consistent top 5 finisher in a race group which also includes the same period purpose built specials. It is consistently the fastest production based car in its group. The Corvette has won the Best Overall Performance and Presentation of The Event award at the Wine Country Classic, 2003 and its share of the Motul Sportsmanship award given to the team at the 2008 HSR-West Fontan Historic Festival and the Driven To Excellence award given to the team at Coronado, 2011. Though it retains the correct 265 cubic inch displacement, this car is running a ’56 block with a provision for an oil filter. The engine breathes through a period-correct 4-barrel Carter carb and retains the original stamped steel rocker arms required at more stringent vintage events. Normally straight-piped, this car also has a Flowmaster setup for tracks that require lower volumes. A close ratio 3-speed, heavy duty drums and two sets of wheels round out the package. Please feel free to call James Krueger with any questions at 775-629-6167.

Vehicle Highlights 

- Commemorative example of EX87/5951 Corvette which set the 150 mph speed record at Daytona

- This car has been successful in vintage racing

- Appeared at Monterey 5 times

- Appeared at the Wine Country Classic at Sonoma 10 times

- Finishes consistently in the top 5 in class

- 265 cubic inch V8

- 1956 engine block with oil filter provision 

- 3-speed manual transmission

- Period correct 4-barrel Carter carb

- Original stamped steel rocker arms

- Heavy duty drum brakes

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1955 Chevrolet Corvette Vintage Race Car

1 miles, RWD, 8 Cyl 265 cu in V8

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This Vehicle is Being Sold "As-Is." No extended warranty available for this vehicle. Being sold "as is" with no warrantees or guarantees of any kind implied or expressed by Cool Classics International. These classic autos may have a scratch, chip, tear, fade, dimple, crack, ding, scuff, leak, drip, rough idle, wear spot, dent, rust, oxidation, corrosion or tarnish. All information provided by Cool Classics International is deemed correct regarding the above-mentioned vehicle, but cannot be guaranteed in anyway, including items such as actual mileage, year of vehicle, accessories listed, factory options, vehicle identification numbers, overall performance and condition. If you have any questions feel free to call 775.629.6167
If the vehicle is older than 1981 the stated mileage is only an ODO reading, Cool Classics can not guarantee actual mileage on classic vehicles. 

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