1964 Corvette GRAND SPORT (Toy Vet)
Last updated Jul 26, 2011
This Grand Sport was built from Scratch...we started with a '90 Corvette Suspension, then obtain the Pipe to make a Frame, somewhat duplicating the Original Lightweight Five... Used an original '64 Vette tub and bonded a Grand Sport front & rear clip. The Grand Sport was built from the bottom, up, not utilizing a Kit from a supplier. A lot of Research was done, prior to this built, to make this a well-handling '64 Grand Sport. It drives and handles like a newer model, but with it's light weight, the power is very quick to light up the tires...
The Driveline is a 350 4 bolt main engine @ 400HP and a Muncie M22 Trans, and with the Grand Sport only weighing 2546 lb, it is increadably light & fast...
This Grand Sport was built to be Driven, it is Lightweight, handles smoothly through turns, has power in all 4 gears.
It was emulated after the Original Grand Sport built by Zora Duntov in 1963, built to beat the Cobra....
Zora only built 5 Grand Sports, before General Motors instructed him to get rid of them. These 5 Grand Sports still exist today, 2 as Roadsters, and 3 as Coupes.
My Grand Sport emulates Grand Sport #002 as George Wintersteen's Grand Sport, as he was the first Driver to Own and Drive it in competition in the mid 1960's...
This Grand Sport was built as a Roadster, so that there is lots of open air in the cockpit.... the Louves in the Hood, are to exhaust the air from under the Hood, to keep the Tires on the Road in turns. The other cut-outs are to exhaust the Air from Under the Grand Sport, so as not to impead its Speed. The Cut-outs are on the front fenders, rear fenders and rear deck across the back of the Grand Sport.
The Grand Sport also has Brake Air Ducts on top of the Rear Quarters, and behind the front Grill, to cool the Brake Rotors...
The Gas Filler cap is on top of the Rear Deck for quick access to a 16 gal Fuel Cell. This Grand Sport also has a Trunk.
The 350 engine breaths with hugger headers and 2.5" sidepipes and is cooled with an Aluminium Radiator
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