Corvette Grand Sport Roadster “Continuation” Could be Yours

When is a continuation car not a continuation? Difficult to say, really, but I’m not sure this Corvette counts. It’s still gorgeous and interesting, though.

The trick to a legitimate continuation car, I think, is restraint. You see, like those Astons and Bentleys that use factory blueprints, the Duntov Motor Company used the original GM blueprints when it was making this car’s chassis in 2011. But they didn’t stop there.

The ’63 Grand Sport which first used a 377 cid V8 that made more than 550 hp and then a 427 big block when they actually sold the five cars that got made. The Duntov Motor Company opted for neither. Instead, they put in a 460 cid all-aluminum big block that made more than 875 hp.

Kind of ridiculous, and not original. Its current owner did swap that with a Gen 5-427 making a much more reasonable 480 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque, but all of that power is sent through a six-speed manual. Although that sounds lovely, it’s not gonna make you feel like AJ Foyt, because it’s not what he would have used.

I’m not arguing that this Grand Sport doesn’t sound exciting, but that it’s a recreation at best and certainly not a continuation car, as we’ve come to understand the term.

But then again, maybe that’s for the best. Although a 550 hp 377 engine sounds exciting, getting it to run properly without a whole race team sounds… challenging. So maybe Holley Fuel injection and a Rick’s fuel tank system that get you started every morning mean that the distinction between “continuation” and “pretty good modern interpretation” is academic. Magic tricks don’t have to use real magic to be fun.

And it could be yours thanks to World Wide Auctioneers.

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