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Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Mule Corvettes – Zora’s Toys

Dateline: 12.24.11

While Zora never got a custom Corvette, he still had some very cool Corvette toys!

Zora Arkus-Duntov Birthday Weekend continues here at CorvetteReport.com. Over the last few months we told you about several of the customized Corvettes that were built for Chevrolet executives. But to the best of my knowing, the man that found the Corvette’s Mojo never got a full-out Chevrolet styling department customized Corvette. He did buy a ‘74 Corvette coupe upon his retirement and by all accounts it didn’t have any performance enhancements, but it did get a unique stripe paint job.

So, Why didn’t Duntov get a custom Corvette? Maybe he wasn’t high enough up on in the GM corporate food chain. We’ll probably never know. Not that Zora didn’t have his toys. Zora’s Corvette toys were often all-out racing optioned Corvettes. Along the way of developing his various “racer kit” packages,he built an interesting array of mule Corvettes. These were cobbled together cars that were never taken out of the Chevrolet R&D center or test track.

I covered Duntov’s mules in a two-part story in my VETTE Magazine Illustrated Corvette Series column. Below are the two stories. Enjoy! – Scott


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An 11×17 print, signed and numbered by the artist can be yours for just $24.96, plus $6.96 S&H. You can use the safe and secure PayPal button below, or order bu phone at 1-800-858-6670 10AM to 9PM Eastern Standard Time.


Related:

Duntov’s ’55 Corvette sold at auction to Terry Michaelis of Pro Team Corvettes.

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