The car that saved the Corvette can be yours if you attend this weekend's Kissimmee Mecum Auction.

The 1956 Corvette SR Prototype was built in secret Zora Arkus Duntov and saved the 'Vette from being canned thanks to its racing achievements.

Built to race, the car set a two-way record at Daytona Speed Week before taking the checkered flag at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

At a time when the Corvette was losing badly to the Thunderbird, these two achievements cemented the Corvette's place as America's sports car.

The car appears to be in excellent condition and, in fact, won the Spirit of Detroit award at the Concours of America in 2011.

Read the car's full story on Mecum Auction's dedicate lot page.