1965 Cut-Away Corvette Sting Ray Show Car Hits the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Block
A unique piece of Corvette history, the 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Sting Ray Coupe Cut-Away car, could be YOURS! – VIDEO below!
Dateline: 1.1.18, Images from Barrett-Jackson – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I love cut-away cars, they’re just so cool! The concept has been around at least since the 1930S and possible before that. Kevin Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair on Long Island, New York has made himself quite a reputation for his independently-produced cut-away Corvettes. We have covered most of Kevin’s cut-away Corvettes here on CorvetteReport.com.
But it is unusual when a factory cut-away hits the auction block, meaning that a private citizen will get a chance to own a unique piece of Corvette history. The 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Sting Ray Coupe Cut-Away car will go on the block at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 13-21, 2018. The Lot number is, Lot #1413 and can be viewed HERE.
There IS a Reserve on the car, so it will be interesting to see if the current owner’s estimated value of this unique piece is close to what the market will bare. It’s always a guesstimation!
In March 2005 this car sold for $640,000!
This car born as a road-ready, early-production Le Mans Blue 1965 Fuelie Coupe with Knock-Off wheels and a white interior. There is no mention of which specialty company performed the conversion to a display car, but the piece is loaded with special features.
The car was completely disassembled, painted in contrasting colors, and sections were cut out to show various mechanical innards. The valve covers are clear Plexi, the Rochester Fuel Injection unit has cutouts, the mufflers are cut-away, the rear differential is cut-away, the front and rear suspension is animated, and the then-new disc brakes are exposed. The then-new,standard four-wheel disc brakes feature was a big deal in 1965! Many of the inner workings are animated with electric motors to turn various components inside the cut-aways. Even the rear wheels rotate so that the color-contrasting, plated U-joints, and rear suspension could be viewed in action.
HOW COOL IS THIS?!?!?
This is really a neat piece of Corvette history. Who knows, this might have been the display car that inspired Kevin Mackay when he was just a lad. How about it, Kevin? – Scott
PS – I will be recording this auction, as well as the Mecum auctions of the Fiberfab Centurion (1959 Stingray Racer kit car) and one of the 12 Baldwin-Motion Phase-III GT Corvettes built by Joel Rosen. After the auctions I will be posting the videos on our Corvette Report YouTube Channel, as well as posting the results here!
PSS – Here’s a show car blast from the past! This is the transparent 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Ghost Car!