We’ve all dreamed of owning a full-on race car at one point in our life. If a tube-chassis Corvette is along the lines of your ultimate dream car, that dream could come true soon if you attend the Dallas, Texas Mecum Auction. The October auction is set to play host to a ‘04 Corvette drag car. Even better, you could be the first one to ever take this Corvette down the strip.
The Corvette is set up to be a true race car. It is equipped with a 383 CI, 475 HP small block mated to a Turbo 400 transmission. It has a four-link rear suspension, Weld wheels, Wilwood brakes, Jensen heads and a full stainless steel exhaust system. Titanium valves, keepers and springs also come on the Corvette. Giving the car a unique custom drag car look is the huge intake, carbon fiber Pro-Mod wing and radical flame and pinstripe paint job by Robby Grant.
While it definitely looks like a drag car, the car has never made a track run. We aren’t sure why someone would build a full drag racer and never race it, but this could be your chance to snatch up a drag Corvette without worrying about the thrashing a previous driver gave the car. Although it hasn’t been raced, it has been showed and won three best of show titles. The Corvette also has working head and tail lights for “limited cruising.” That’s right – rather than racing this bad boy you could cruise it around your neighborhood streets (at least until the cops showed up).
If you’re interested in bidding on the Corvette drag car, it will cross the auction block on Thursday October 6th. Stay tuned to Mecum’s website for details on what time the car will be available.
We hope this car goes to someone who plans to race. It would be a complete waste to have a drag car for the sole purpose of showing or cruising it. We look forward to seeing the Corvette at the track and seeing just what it can do in the right hands.