There are few vehicles more sought after or admired than factory racing cars. And while many of us are only able to interact with these machines in a museum after their retirement, that isn’t the case for everyone. A select group of well-heeled collectors and gentlemen racers have the opportunity to purchase some of these former racers for their own stables. Race winning cars are the cream of the crop, especially if that win took place at a significant circuit. Based on that metric, this Corvette Racing C7.R offered for sale by Fantasy Junction may just be one of the most valuable Corvettes on sale today.
The Corvette Racing C7.R was engineered and built by Pratt & Miller, who has been Chevrolet’s racing partner since the C5.R made its debut in 1999. Considering how successful the team has been during this time, it is safe to say Pratt & Miller knows what they are doing better than most. Chassis #003 is the greatest example of this knowledge, as it is the single most successful chassis is GTLM and GTAM history. This car won both the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the Mobil1 12 Hours at Sebring in 2015, as well as taking fifth place in class at the 24 Hours of LeMans the year prior.
This Corvette Racing C7.R doesn’t present much of the wear that it endured during its racing campaigns however. The car has been prepped for sale by Pratt & Miller themselves, which is a rare occurrence for a privateer car. Sans some slight wear on the fenders and the wheels, the car looks better than it did on the race grid. This C7.R features a brand new 5.5.L de-stroked LS7 V8 racing motor, which delivers 547 horsepower. That engine is mated to a manual-sequential six-speed transaxle, which features competition gearing. Pratt & Miller even finished the bodywork in the same livery the car wore during that 2014/2015 season.
This car isn’t meant to just be thrown in a garage however. The next owner will have the opportunity to work with Dan Binks Racing Services, who specialize in maintaining Corvette Racing vehicles for private customers. Furthermore, the sale will include some $150,000 in spare parts, should your racing action get a bit physical. Hopefully the next owner is enticed to get on track with that extra peace of mind. That said, it will be hard to ignore the car’s $950,000 price tag.
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If I had the budget I would buy it in a heartbeat.
Same! The C7.R is still my favorite all time GT race car. Nothing beat the sound of that 5.5L small block.