America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Corvette Grand Sport
The ban on manufacturer racing was still in place, but behind the scenes Zora Arkus-Duntov continued to work on a lightweight Corvette for racing. Five lightweight Grand Sport Corvettes were built in 1962–63 before the program was cancelled because of the racing ban. Arkus-Duntov got the cars into the hands of private racers and in 1964 Roger Penske and Jim Hall won the GT Prototype Class at Sebring in a Grand Sport, while the Mecom Racing Grand Sport finished second, piloted by A.J. Foyt and John Cannon. Two of the Grand Sport coupes were later modified into roadsters.

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