1963 Corvette Grand Sport built by D&D #34 502 GM Crate Engine, Only 1,631 Miles
Price: US $95,000.00 Item location: Ozark, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 2-Door Coupe
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 1,631
- VIN: DDGS034
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 8.0L 502 C.I. V8 GM Crate Engine
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Chevrolet Corvette1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
Factory built replica car by D&D Manufacturing out of Akron, hio in 1995
This is not a typical kit car or special construction. It is a factory built car professionally done and titled as a 1963 Model There is not to many of these Grand Sport Reproductions that can say that!
THE PICTURES DO NOT DO THIS CAR JUSTICE! THE FINISH AND UNDERCARRIAGE STILL LOOKS VERY NICE AS IF IT WAS JUST FINISHED.
NO RESERVE AUCTION
ANY QUESTIONS CALL (417-773-0318 OR (417)-425-9629)
Seldom ever seen these Grand Sport cars a quite an automobile. The fit and finish is very nice on the car. The paint, nterior, ngine compartment, nd chassis all still look nice and fresh as though the car was built recently. The car was made to resemble the iconic Grand Sport # 3 1963 Corvette. There is very few D&D cars ever built and not vary many left. Approximately only 136 were ever produced before GM shut them down and sued them due to infringement rights. This car is # 034. I have complete owner history on this car dating back to when it was built along with the copy of the original MSO from D&D, itle history, nd many receipts pertaining to the build of the car. Even the original receipt on the new crate engine and transmission. A complete portfolio of the entire cars history back to when it was first ordered and finished by D&D has been put together and goes with the car. The car is still in excellent condition only being driven 1,631 miles since completion. The previous owner purchased the car back in 2012 and the car then only had 250 miles on it. The car was mostly shown and not raced. Although it could be. The performance is nothing other than amazing and the attention the car gets stops traffic everywhere you go. Even if you are not a car guy or gal you can appreciate the car and the history that it brings to the Corvette and its racing Heritage. The car does have windshield wipers, eadlights, urn signals, nd a tilt steering column for ease of entry and exit. The car does come with another set of tires as the ones on the car are for the track. The street tires are Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 and the sizes are rear (P275/60R15), ront (P215/65R15). These street tires are basically all new. I also have another set of rear wheels and a set of side exhaust that are much louder for the track that have been Jet Coated. The car is plenty loud and sounds great with the exhaust that is on it. There is some trophies as well from previous car shows that it was in. The car does have the Louvered Lexan Plexi-glass rear window and Plexi-glass side windows the roll up and down as well. The car does have a differential cooler but is currently not hooked up. The flares, ood, xposed headlights are all like the real # 003 Grand Sport. The car is completely fiberglass (re-inforced) with a full tube chassis.
MANUFACTURER: D&D CORVETTE
As the story goes, hen Chevrolet put a halt to any further production of Zora Arkus-Duntov's original 1963 Corvette Grand Sport a number of talented men who worked tirelessly on the project were suddenly found without a job. One of those men was a young chassis guru, ohn Adams, ho helped Zora "put the power to the ground, aking it handle". To show his appreciation Zora handed a coupe off to John Adam, ho promptly skipped out the back door with it. Some years later after Mr. Adams had retired to Ohio he heard that Dean Hoskins of D&D Corvette of Akron was trying to build a replica of the Grand Sport. He quietly made a deal with Dean to design a special Corvette C-4 Chassis that would work with the replica, ut in payment, ean would have to restore Mr. Adams 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Of course Dean agreed and when he was done, e made a mold from that original car that would ultimately become the replica.
VIN # DDGS034According to an article in the "The Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer" there are only 22 known replica 1963 Corvette Grand Sport's built specifically by D&D Corvette left in the United States. It wasn't until the mid-to late 90's that D&D began consistently assigning and then installing uniform VIN plates on the driver's side hinge pillar and one on the left side motor mount. All replicas with actual VIN numbers followed the same pattern, DGS###. Therefore, xpect for those produced prior to the installation of VIN plates, his particular replica was the 34th built by D&D.
FEATURES ON THIS D&D 1963 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT:
8.2L HO 502 C.I. V8 GM Crate Engine (Dyno Stats 475 H.P. 490 Ft-Ibs TorqueThe car only weighs approx 2,000 IbsCustom Made Valve Covers, -88 Style Air Cleaner Assembly, luminum Intake Manifold, ustom built one-of-a kind carburetor, hrome Alternator, igh-Flow Aluminum Radiator with Electric Fan, raided Spark Plug Wires, ooker Super Competition Headers with the lower portions of the headers wrapped as shown in the photosRichmond 5-Speed Manual Transmission with overdriveDANA 44 Rear End with 3.73 GearsD&D 4"round tube chassis modified to accept C4 corvette suspension components (Glossy Black Finish)Roll BarHand-Laid, teel Re-Inforced BodyC4 Corvette Suspension (Powdercoated Finish)Power 4-Wheel C4 Disc BrakesRack and Pinion SteeringCoil Over Shocks100 inch wheel base170 inches in LengthFull Auto Meter Gauges, impson 4-Point Racing Seat belts, urst Shifter, diot Tilt Steering Column with wood wheel, ED Tailights, ixed SeatsReal Halibrand Knock-Off Aluminum Wheels With Hoosier R-6 Competition Tires (Rear P275/50ZR15, ront P215/60ZR15)16 Gallon Fuel Cell With Aluminum Fuel NeckElectric Fuel PumpRear Mounted Battery with Cut-Off SwitchPartial Custom Made Aluminum DashSunvisorsPPG Base Coat Clear Coat Paint
THINGS INCLUDED WITH THE CAR ARE:
Lead Hammer for the KO WheelsTouch up paint for both the blue & white colors3 custom made signs ( one shown in the photos that rolls up and is an expensive sign)All documentation shown on table including original papers from D&D, olor copies of the original MSO, eceipts over the years on the car including the original hand written build receipt by D&D, riginal invoice and spec sheet on the GM 502 C.I. crate engine, ust about everything accounted for since new. 2 Sets of side exhaust (1 on the car finished in white and one set that is louder for track use that has been JET Coated)2 extra Halibrand wheels with new Firestone Radial StreetTires mounted on them and two new Firestone Radial Street Tires for the front wheels as well
1963 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HISTORY
In early 1962 Corvette Chief Engineer, ora Arkus Duntov, egan top secret work on a Corvette purpose-built race car to win Sebring and Le Mans and more specifically--to put an end to the humiliating losses Chevrolet had suffered at the hands of Carroll Shelby and his Cobras.
The envisioned Grand Sport would be the ultimate Corvette, lightweight, remendously powerful factory built racer. It was specifically designed to blow the hoods off the impressive stable of Shelby's Cobras, nd if the Ferrari's and Ford GT 40's were also left in the dust, o much the better.
After the prototypes had proven their mettle-and metal- 125 production street bears were scheduled to be unleashed. In a story of what might have been, t never happened....
When executives from Chevrolet's boardroom learned of Zora's secret program, hey mysteriously put a stop to the cars construction--but they couldn't stop the five Grand Sports already built. An neither could the competition. From 1963 to 1967, he cars tore up the racetracks. And even after that, hey continued to see duty and put up an excellent showing at races around the country and even overseas. Over the years the Grand Sport has been driven by famed contemporary race drivers such as Roger Penske, .J. Foyt, im Hall, nd Dick Guldstrand among others. Dick Thompson was the first driver to win a race in the Grand Sport. He won a 1963 Sports Car Club of America race at Watkins Glen on August 24,1963 driving the Grand Sport 004.
The Grand Sports were raced with several different engines, ut the most serious factory engine used was a 377 cubic inch displacement, ll aluminum, mall block with four Weber side-draft carburetors, ated 550 H.P. at 6,400 RPM. Body panels were made of thinner fiberglass to reduce weight and the frame was constructed of amazingly light steel tubes. The Grand Sport project was known simply as "The Lightweight".
One can only wonder what would have happened if the Grand Sport was fully developed. It would have most likely challenged the coupe bodied Cobras, hich took two class victories at Le Mans. Due to their exceptional rarity, he ill-fated Grand Sport racers are the most highly sought after of all Corvettes and among the most valuable American cars in existence. This was underlined recently when one of the tow Roadsters was offered for auction where a high bid of $4.9 million was not sufficient to meet the reserve set by the vendor.
Thanks to the dedication of a few very serious collectors, ll five of the original Grand Sport Corvettes still exist to this day and while they are rarely seen beyond the confines of the occasional auto show, hey still create excitement in the minds of all those that witness these amazing automotive legends.
This is as close to a real one you can get that still is somewhat affordable. If you had an original it is to valuable to drive. With this one and being a Big Block at that, ou will have as much fun if not more than you could ever want. As rare as these D&D's are becoming you will see even these Grand Sports continue to increase in value for years to come. Everything shown is included with the sale of the car. This includes the other new set of street tires, wo additional wheels, ammer for KO Wheels, rophies, wo Signs, nd the portfolio (not shown) of many receipts and information pertaining to D&D and the first original owner. There is nice documented papers with this car!
Just driven on a 300 mile road tour round trip with no issues.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION EARLY AS THE VEHICLE IS FOR SALE LOCALLY!
The car can be viewed at most anytime at our facility and we welcome any and all inspections.
The car is located on Ozark, issouri just minutes from the Springfield, issouri area and only 200 Miles from the St. Louis Area.
We can accommodate local pickup at the airport if needed.
Shipping costs are not included but we can and will assist in any needs with transportation to your doorstep.
Please have your funds or financing together before bidding. Please do not bid if you have no intentions on going through with the sale of the vehicle.
No deposit is necessary, owever payment on vehicle must be paid in full within (3) to (5) business days. We have a clear title in hands and can hold the vehicle as long as needed until pickup. Payment must be either by bank wire transfer, ash in hands, r a bank certified cashier's check. Please note that if payment is by cashier's check the funds must clear our bank account before any release of car or title.
We have been in business since 1988 specializing in Classic Corvettes and have many references available upon request. We also offer a money back guarantee on our Corvettes. This meaning if purchasing a car from us sight unseen and cannot view the car in person, e will ship the car to you and if not fully satisfied we will refund your purchase price. The car cannot be kept overnight and has to be sent back on the same transport truck and buyer is responsible for the freight charges to you and returned to us. We strive to please our customers and we are strictly a hobby type of business only selling about 25 to 35 cars all year. We keep it simple and deal only in the really nice quality Corvettes. I would rather sell quality and not quantity.
Many more photos available upon request if needed
ANY QUESTIONS CALL (417)-773-0318 OR (417)-425-9629
Not interested in any trades at this time.